Gillespie & Clarke, for Macquarie University, Nov 2017
The Hunter Valley wine sector makes a significant contribution to the Hunter Valley economy. This includes the economic activity associated with grape growing in vineyards and wine production, and extends to the economic activity from wine related tourism. These three components of the Hunter Valley wine sector also have strong linkages to other sectors of the Hunter Valley economy, in particular the businesses that supply the goods and services required for grape growing, wine making and the wine tourism experience, as well as the goods and services demanded by employees. Consequently, the contribution of the Hunter Valley wine sector to the Hunter Valley economy is greater than just its direct effects.