Iowa’s wine industry

Did you know that the wine industry in Iowa is a growing rapidly?
The number of wineries in the state of Iowa grew from 74 in 2008 to 99 in 2012, an increase of 34%, while the gallons produced increased 59% from 187,000 gallons to 297,000 gallons in 2012 (or 125,000 cases). Iowa’s wine, grape and related industries had a total economic value to the state of $420 million in 2012, an increase of 79% from the $234 million economic impact in 2008.

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