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Facts and figures: wine in Virginia

Facts and figures: wine in Virginia

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254: number of wineries

4: number of states with more wineries (California, New York, Oregon and Washington)

524,000+: cases sold by wineries (fiscal 2015), or about 6.3 million bottles

496,000+: cases of cider sold by the state's 18 cideries (2015)

26%: increase in Virginia wine sales since 2010

8,682: tons of grapes produced (2015)

$1,921: average price per ton (2015)

3,172: acres of grapes (2015); 22 acres in Hanover

1.6 million+: tourists who visited Virginia wineries (2014)

4,753: jobs produced by the wine industry (2010 data)

$747.1 million: industry's economic impact to Virginia (2010 data)

1619: when a law required each male Jamestown settler to plant at least 10 grapevines

1970s: when six new wineries kick-started the state's industry

Data from the Virginia Wine Marketing Office, Governor's Office and Virginia Tourism Corp.


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