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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012

CONTACT: Justin Furr, wine marketing manager
NCDA&CS Marketing Division
919-707-3108

N.C. wineries celebrate Wine Appreciation Month in September

RALEIGH — The sound of corks popping and glasses clinking can be heard across the state as local wineries and grape growers celebrate Wine Appreciation Month.

“North Carolina’s more than 400 commercial grape growers and more than 100 wineries represent an important part of our state’s diverse agribusinesses community,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “In fact, it’s estimated that the wine and grape industry generates more than $1.28 billion and creates 7,600 jobs in the state.”

North Carolina ranks 10th in the nation for wine and grape production. The state has a long history of wine production, and was the leading wine-producing state prior to Prohibition. North Carolina also is home to the nation’s first cultivated wine grape, the scuppernong.

Gov. Bev Perdue recently proclaimed September as Wine Appreciation Month in recognition of the industry’s economic impact on the state.

Wineries, vineyards and grape growers across the state will host several special events in honor of Wine Appreciation Month, including the Taste Carolina Wine Festival in Colfax Sept. 15 and the North Carolina Muscadine Harvest Festival in Kenansville Sept. 29.

For more information about the wine and grape industry in the state, or to plan a trip to a local winery, go to www.ncwine.org.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
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Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
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