|Posted:||September 10, 2018 09:28 AM|
|From:||Representative Robert F. Matzie|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolution: Designating the Month of October 2018, as “Wine, Wineries and Grapes Month” in Pennsylvania|
|In the near future, I will be introducing a resolution designating October 2018, as “Wine, Wineries and Grapes Month” in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has more than 270 licensed wineries where adult patrons can sample and buy a vast assortment of wines made in the Commonwealth, along with many other national brands of wine. With 280 wine grape growers working approximately 14,000 acres of grape farms in the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania is the fourth largest producer of wine grapes in the nation.
According to a study commissioned by the Pennsylvania Winery Association, the production of grapes for wines and juices contributed a total of approximately $2.5 billion to the state economy annually. The industry has directly created 27,104 jobs with a total payroll of $673 million. Pennsylvania wineries attract 1.2 million visitors a year and bring an estimated $430.5 million in tourism expenditures each year.
As you can see, Pennsylvania wines, wineries and grapes are valuable to the state's economy. Please join me in recognizing the significant and invaluable contributions made by the grape and wine industries to this Commonwealth's history, economy and quality of life. Thank you in advance.
Former House Resolution 507 of 2017 - Previous Co-Sponsors - READSHAW, DeLUCA, PICKETT, THOMAS, DRISCOLL, NEILSON, CHARLTON, BIZZARRO, QUIGLEY, MACKENZIE, MURT, SCHWEYER, KINSEY, TOEPEL, SOLOMON, SCHLOSSBERG, B. O'NEILL, TOOHIL, A. HARRIS, MILLARD, SONNEY, DUSH, HENNESSEY, CALTAGIRONE, LONGIETTI, DiGIROLAMO, VAZQUEZ, DEASY, WARD, PETRI, ROZZI, ROEBUCK, MARSICO, PASHINSKI, BRADFORD, STURLA, KORTZ and D. COSTA
Introduced as HR1074