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Economic Impact of California Winegrape Growers

While it might be easy for many to say the assessment and the PD/GWSS Referendum is just a winegrape grower issue, the economic impact of the winegrape grower stretches far beyond the vineyards.

The loss of vineyards in any given region, also means the loss of income, jobs, and tourist dollars.

While overall the wine industry has a $45 billon impact on the state as a whole, below is a partial breakdown of what is at stake in some on the major growing regions of California.

County Gross Payroll Value Employment – Jobs Tourist $
Vineyard Winery Vineyard Winery Total
Alameda $1,317,542 $16,341,785 97 541 638 $49,120,000
Amador $1,628,414 $3,513,928 109 151 260 $9,900,000
El Dorado $1,679,435 $1,842,700 86 107 193 $5,440,000
Fresno $75,249,817 $17,382,416 5,731 483 6,214 $8,899,000
Kern $138,087,743 $0 7,480 0 7,480 $878,000
Madera $29,007,269 $3,361,247 1,959 151 2,110 $165,000
Mendocino $15,949,204 $28,625,849 1,129 896 2,025 $73,000,000
Monterey $22,723,205 $19,340,557 635 537 1,172 $55,170,000
Napa $79,149,856 $319,321,802 2,997 6,646 9,643 $533,600,000
Riverside $25,547,761 $4,893,259 2,145 253 2,398 $14,220,000
Sacramento $5,644,281 $0 349 0 349 $6,846,000
San Joaquin $45,846,662 $32,944,160 2,308 964 3,272 $9,100,000
San Luis Obispo $9,575,927 $23,963,098 421 776 1,197 $108,480,000
Santa Barbara $15,131,438 $22,455,360 770 816 1,586 $94,240,000
Santa Clara $3,525,884 $15,363,141 130 389 519 $6,050,000
Sonoma $72,914,400 $235,722,441 3,291 5,969 9,260 $263,038,462
Tulare $66,474,911 $712,937 3,762 20 3,782 $277,000
Totals $609,453,749 $745,784,680 33,399 18,699 52,098 $1,238,423,462

Numbers are only those that were reported and are current as of 2002

Note: Statewide allied industries such at tourism, trucking, packaging, printing, labs, research and more account for 28,546 jobs with total wages of $921,421,000

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