Rowan has 100th winery in state

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gov. Bev Perdue announced today that Cauble Creek Vineyard in Rowan County is the state’s 100th winery.
Perdue visited Cauble Creek Vineyard off N.C. 150 to recognize the business.
“Our wine industry is made up of small business owners, entrepreneurs and farmers. Most importantly it creates jobs in our state,” Perdue said. “Our wineries and vineyards provide a compelling reason to visit our state and they are a significant economic engine.”
North Carolina ranks seventh in wine production and 10th in grape production nationally. Research funded by the North Carolina Wine & Grape Council reports the wine and grape industry in this state accounts for more than 5,700 jobs with total economic impact as much as $813 million.
North Carolina also ranks among the top five states in the country as a destination for culinary tourism according to a 2007 Travel Industry Association (now known as U.S. Travel Association) survey.
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