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The Economic Impacts of the San Luis Obispo County and Paso Robles AVA Wine Industry

A Report Prepared for the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and the San Luis  Obispo Wine Country Association

The San Luis Obispo County and Paso Robles AVA wine industry is a large and dynamic part of SLO County and Central California Coast agriculture and makes major contributions to the county and regional economy. Wine grape production has been a generator of agricultural revenues for San Luis County since the 1970s. The recognition of the quality of wine produced in the area from local grapes launched the establishment of the Paso Robles AVA (American Viticultural Area) in 1983 and spawned over 30 years of continued growth in wine grape acreage and wine production by the industry. The Paso Robles AVA accounts for 87 percent of SLO County wine industry output and economic impact.

 

For full report, click here:  https://aic.ucdavis.edu/publications/PASO WINE2.pdf

 

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