January 9, 2014
SANTA ROSA — The combined economic impact of the wine business on the Sonoma County economy was $13.4 billion in 2012, according to a new study.
That’s nearly two-thirds of the county gross product. It’s also up 76 percent from the $7.6 billion economic impact figured in 2005, the last such study, according to a report by Stonebridge Research Group and commissioned by Sonoma County Winegrowers and Sonoma County Vintners.
April 25, 2013
NAPA — Napa Valley hosted 2.94 million visitors in 2012, generating $1.4 billion in direct tourism spending, and more than three-quarters of them come for dining and wine tasting, according to results from two studies released Thursday.
November 29, 2012
ST. HELENA — The total economic impact of Napa County’s grape and wine business last year was $13.3 billion inside the county line, $25.9 billion in California and more than $50 billion in the U.S., according to a study released today by a local trade group.