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    Author(s): Cammeral Geide; Laurie Harmon; Robert Baker
    Date: 2009
    Source: In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 350-356.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The wine industry is a rapidly growing sector of Virginia's economy, yet little research has been done on this topic. The purpose of this study was to obtain a better understanding of northern Virginia winery visitors' motivations to help winery operators better focus their marketing efforts. This exploratory research project collected basic information about the preferences, needs, and demographics of winery visitors. Almost two-thirds of the respondents were from Virginia and about 88 percent were Caucasian. Their average age was 40, average education level was an undergraduate degree, and most had an above average annual household income. Most popular motivations for visiting the winery included to enjoy the surrounding scenery and to be with people who shared similar interests.

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    Geide, Cammeral; Harmon, Laurie; Baker, Robert. 2009. Northern Virginia wineries: understanding visitor motivations for market segmentation. In: Klenosky, David B.; Fisher, Cherie LeBlanc, eds. Proceedings of the 2008 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2008 March 30 - April 1; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-42. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 350-356.

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