When it comes to wine, Virginia is rapidly building a reputation for excellence. The state’s wine industry is also fueling an economic boom. Between 2010 and 2015, the wine industry’s economic impact on the Commonwealth increased by 83 percent. Today, the Commonwealth’s wine industry is up by $90 million dollars over 2010. It also employs more than 8,000 which is an increase of almost 3,500 since 2010. The state’s wine sales are also on the rise, growing from $56 million to $129 million during this same period.
Another of Virginia’s primary industries is tourism and wine is having an impact here, too. Between 2010 and 2015, wine-related tourism spending grew from $131 million to $188 million.
One of the premier wine areas in the state is the Shenandoah Valley...Read More