This report was commissioned by the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development, in conjunction with the North Carolina Wine and Grape Council. The full impact of wine and grapes on the North Carolina economy in 2005 was $813.3 million.
Between 2000 and 2005, North Carolina’s grape acreage more than doubled to 1300 acres in 350 vineyards. In the same period, total grape production increased by more than 70%, and North Carolina became the 10th largest wine producer and 10th largest grape producer in the US. At the end of 2005, North Carolina had 55 wineries in 31 counties, compared to 21 wineries in 2000.
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