The 2022 Iowa Native Wine Production and Sales Report is now available on our website.
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development program prepares the annual report, which provides a snapshot of the Iowa wine industry from the monthly tax report data collected by the Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division (ABD).
- The report includes information on production and sales of wine, cider, and mead.
- Ranking values for production, sales, inventory and non-sale uses (sampling, loss, etc.) are also provided; using the reported ending inventory for December 2022, producers can find where they are situated among industry counterparts.
One measure of the state of the industry is the ending inventory total, shown in Table 1. The data as of December 31, 2022 shows that, of the 110 businesses reporting, 102 reported a total of 328,067 gallons in ending inventory. Eight businesses reported no ending inventory. In general, ending inventories were down by 21 percent. The reporting licensed businesses included 101 wineries, six cideries, and three meaderies.
- 6 producers sold ≥ 10,000 gallons
- 14 producers sold 10,000 – 5,000 gallons
- 82 producers sold 1 – 5,000 gallons
- 8 producers had no inventory
Combined wine, cider, and mead production fell in 2022 from 407,491 to 353,066 gallons, with most of the
difference coming out of wine production (280,982 gallons in 2022 versus 338,126 gallons in 2021). However,
sales of wine, cider, and mead remained constant and show some growth in mead sales. There were 15
establishments that reported no production and sales activity in 2022.