Viticultural Site Selection: Testing the Effectiveness of North Carolina’s Commercial Vineyards

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Rick L. Bunch, Professor and Director of Center for GIScience (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Prohibition destroyed North Carolina's once thriving wine industry (Mills & Termey, 2007). Since the mid-1970s, however, the state has rebounded to become the nation's twelfth largest producer of wine (TTB 2015). As of September 2017, North Carolina is home to 186 wineries. This represents a significant increase from the 21 wineries that were present in the year of 2000 (Fuller, 2017; Winslow, 2014, 2016). The economic impact of the wine industry in North Carolina has been estimated at $1.97 billion in 2016 (Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP 2017). The young but rapidly growing wine industry is poised for continued growth and will likely have a significant impact on the North Carolina's economy into the future.

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Applied Geography, 106: 22–39.
Language: English
Date: 2019
North Carolina, agricultural sustainability, viticulture, vineyard site selection, Pierce's disease

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