Industry Statistics

We've compiled answers to our most frequently asked questions. Please contact the MWA for more information.

Quick Facts: Wineries
  • There are 70 wineries licensed in Maryland.
  • Boordy Vineyards is Maryland’s oldest winery (1945); Triple Creek Winery is the newest winery in Maryland open to the public (2014).
  • The East Coast's wine industries share similar climate and latitude of many of Europe's historic winegrowing regions (MD is 39ºN, as are Portugal, Spain, Southern Italy and Greece).

Quick Facts: Wine Sales and Distribution
  • Maryland wineries sold 345,680 gallons (approximately 1,744,275 bottles) of wine in fiscal year 2013 – a 8.8% increase over 2013.
  • Annual sales of Maryland wine in FY13 are estimated at $26 million (estimated $15/bottle on average).
  • Maryland’s wineries produce over 420 different wines.
  • Maryland wine is sold at more than 800 retailers and is served at over 300 restaurants.
Year Gallons Sold Bottles (apx) Sales/Ave %Change
2013 344,680 1,739,637 $26,094,549 8.8%
2012 316.842 1,599,135 $23,987,029 -8.3%
2011 345,599 1,744,275 $24,419,849 11.6%
2010 309,666 1,562,917 $21,880,841 11.3%
2009 278,117 1,403,686 $19,651,605 2.9%
2008 270,280 1,364,133 $19,097,859 18.2%
2007 228,657 1,154,056 $16,156,787 19.2%
2006 191,859 968,333 $13,556,659 18.6%
2005 161,782 816,533 $11,431,464 16.3%
2004 139,076 701,931 $9,827,039 23.3%
2003 112,837 569,500 $7,973,005 13.2%
2002 99,701 503,202 $7,044,822 14.7%
2001 86,954 438,866 $6,144,125 2.2%


Quick Facts: Vineyards

  • Maryland's wineries grow most of the grapes in the state – comprising nearly 120 acres of vineyards.
  • The wineries also support an increasingly expanding commercial grape growing industry.
  • Maryland grape growers harvest an average of 800 tons a year.
  • There are more than 450 acres of grapevines planted in Maryland.
  • There are more than 200 members in the Maryland Grape Growers Association.

Quick Facts: Commercial Grape Growing
The wineries support an increasingly expanding commercial grape growing industry, represented by the Maryland Grape Growers Association.