Ohio Wine Month kickoff

Ohio Wine Month 2013 (3)_webThe Ohio Grape Industries Committee held an early kickoff to Ohio Wine Month Wednesday evening, May 22, at the Ohio Statehouse.

“This is an opportunity to just show that Ohio can compete with any other state, as far as our winemakers and the vintages we produce are concerned,” said Director of Agriculture Dave Daniels, on hand for the event to present Director Awards to Ohio Wineries.

The Director also shared with Brownfield the significance of the wine industry in Ohio.

“It employs about 4,100 Ohioans, we have over 200 wineries that produce over one million gallons of Ohio wine a year,” said Daniels. “It’s about $580 million worth of economic activity to this state, so it’s a very significant portion of agriculture in Ohio.”

June is Wine Month in Ohio, to learn more go here.

Audio: Dave Daniels, Director, Ohio Department of Agriculture (2:00 mp3)

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