WineAmerica’s new survey provides some answers, as their survey reveals the immediate economic impact of Covid-19 on U.S. wineries.
A total of 1,085 wineries in 49 states responded, or approximately 10% of the 10,491 wineries in the country (according to Wines Vines Analytics). The survey questions looked at “the overall effects on employment, production, tourism, sales, expenses, and total financial loss.” The results were as follows:
Normal Employment: 11,043
March Layoffs: 4,496
Normal Annual Visitors: 26,096,279
Events Canceled: 4,582
Unanticipated Expenses: $840,487
Total Financial Loss in March due to Coronavirus: $40,439,764
You can access the full survey and more data interpretation here. Read more.