Executive Summary

Economic Value

The sum of all economic activity in Oregon related directly or indirectly to wine is over $1.4 billion. The net economic contribution, a measure of value added, is $996 million. Some other key statistics:

  • In 2004, wine-related jobs in Oregon totaled at least 8,479; related wages topped $203 million.
  • Over 700 Oregon wine grape growers produced a crop whose average annual value in 2003-4 was $34.2 million.
  • 247 Oregon wineries bottled 1,419,170 nine-liter cases of wine and had revenues of over $157 million in 2004. Oregon wine and grape sales to other states/countries were $64.1 million.
  • Retail sales of wine in Oregon from all sources were nearly $371 million in 2004.
  • In 2004, wine-related tourism contributed $92 million in revenues to the Oregon economy.
  • Wine-related activities contributed nearly $42 million in tax revenues to the state government in 2004.
  • The Oregon wine and wine grape industries contribute an estimated $3 million annually to charities.

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