There are 26 Maryland Wineries, but one grows grapes and currants for Vinegar production, so their numbers are excluded. In 2006, the 25 wine producing Wineries grew 241 acres of grapes, or approximately 176,000 vines, throughout twelve counties. The wineries harvested 432 tons of grapes and report purchasing 248 tons from Maryland Wineries. There is a 24 ton variance (11%) between what Commercial Growers report (224 tons) and what Wineries report, but there was a lot of estimating involved throughout the survey process, so that variance is probably the result of survey estimate errors. The total Maryland tons used (bought and grown) was 680, yielding a winery shortfall of 1.3 tons purchased outside the state for every ton grown in Maryland. The wineries report that they are most in-need of the following varieties; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Concord, Seyval Blanc and Vidal Blanc. The survey results indicate that in 2007 there will be significant plantings of each of these varieties, except Pinot Noir, Syrah and Concord.
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