MEMBER SIGN IN
sign in help
~ Our Vineyards ~

2006 Maryland Vineyard Statistics - page 2
PREVIOUS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 NEXT

Statewide Non-Winery Vineyards
(Commercial and Non-Commercial)
Survey responses indicate that there are at least 96 individuals that grow grapes in Maryland. The smallest vineyard reported four vines and the largest reported 18,000 vines. Sixty-two percent (59) of the Vineyards have fewer than 500 vines and 18% (26) have more than 1,000 vines. Total Non-Winery vines are 119,600 (190 Acres) of which, 87,300 vines (23 vineyards-121 acres), were deemed commercial, although some may not have reached full maturity to yield a 2006 harvest. In 2007, we anticipate 43,100 additional vine plantings, a 36% increase. The survey reports that five new wineries will be bonded during the year.


Commercial Growers (Non-Winery)
There were 23 vineyards that sold grapes to Maryland Wineries in 2006. They are located in twelve counties, with Carroll County accounting for more than 38% of the vines. A total of 224 tons were reported sold in 2006 to Maryland Wineries and 17 tons were sold elsewhere (fruit stands, pick-your-own, etc.), resulting in an average yield of approximately two tons per acre, based on total vines (not harvested vines). These 23 vineyards showed growth of 4.4% (vine), 5.9% (acre) and 8.3% harvest tonnage from 2005. They also report 14% (vine) and 13% (acre) growth in 2007. The 2007 growth numbers increase by 34% (vine) and 32% (acre) when you include the data from the seven new 2007 Commercial Growers. Maryland will have 160 Commercial, non-winery Acres (117,000 Vines) by the end of 2007.



PREVIOUS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 NEXT


Maryland Grape Growers Association ©2017