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Study documents economic impact of wine in Napa Valley

Wine production has an annual economic impact on Napa County of $13.3 billion, according to a new report prepared for the Napa Valley Vintners trade group.

Directly and indirectly, the wine industry provides 46,000 full-time equivalent jobs in Napa County, according to the report by Barbara Insel, founder of Stonebridge Research.

Wine-related tourism generates more than $1 billion annually for the county's economy, Insel said. The county's wine industry generates nearly $1.3 billion annually in local, state and federal taxes, and generates $84 million annually in charitable contributions, she said.

"The Napa wine industry is healthy and thriving, fueling our local and national economies even in these uncertain times," NVV Executive Director Linda Reiff said in a statement.

-- Press Democrat staff. Submit items to cathy.bussewitz@pressdemocrat.com.


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