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Idaho wine worth $170 million to state
By Andy Perdue on January 14, 2015

BOISE, Idaho – According to a new economic impact report, the Gem State’s wine industry has more than doubled in five years.

“This is terrific,” said Moya Dolsby, executive director of the Idaho Wine Commission.

According to the new report, which was released Tuesday, the Idaho wine industry is worth $169.3 million per year to the state’s bottom line. This is up from $73 million in 2008.

The new study was conducted by Stonebridge Research Group in St. Helena, Calif., the same organization that has done economic impact studies for both the Washington and New York state wine industries. The 2008 Idaho study was conducted by Boise State University, Dolsby said.