Category Archives: The Florida Wineries Report

The Florida Wineries Report – November 2014

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Huge jump in month-to-month taxpaid sales in November 2014.

Monthly Hightlights

  • No new wineries in this edition of The Florida Wineries Report.
  • In November 2014, the total number of reporting wineries stood at 69. Of that number, 38 reported taxpaid sales for the month.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales were up a whooping 49.5% in November 2014. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) increased by 0.29%.

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The Florida Wineries Report – October 2014

Florida Wineries Report Logo (14.11)Taxpaid sales by Florida wineries lost ground in October 2014.

Monthly Hightlights

  • One new winery is included in this edition of The Florida Wineries Report: The Hidden Vine in West Palm Beach.
  • In October 2014, the total number of reporting wineries stands at 69. Of that number, 38 reported taxpaid sales for the month.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales were down 1.8% in October 2014. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) decreased 0.91%

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The Florida Wineries Report – September 2014

Florida Wineries Report Logo (14.11)Two new wineries in September’s Florida Wineries Report.

Monthly Highlights

  • We introduce a new table in this report: a comparison of the Florida wineries’’ taxpaid sales compared to taxpaid sales of all wine in Florida.
  • Two new wineries are included in this edition of The Florida Wineries Report: Whispering Oaks Winery in Oxford and Wine Stream in Tampa.
  • In September 2014, the total number of reporting wineries stands at 68. Of those 36 reported taxpaid sales.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales was up 19.8% in September 2014. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) increased by 2.71%.

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The Florida Wineries Report – August 2014

Florida Wineries Report LogoOne new winery and one new meadery in August’s Florida Winery Report.

Monthly Highlights

  • Two new manufacturers are added to The Florida Wineries Report: De Luna Winery in Pensacola, and In the Mead Time in West Palm Beach. Neither manufacturer reported retail sales in August.
  • Based on taxpaid sales, monthly sales at Florida’s wineries by 17.3%. Annualized sales for the winemakers’ was down by 0.97% compared to the prior month for the second month in a row.
  • Notes About The Florida Wineries Report have been moved to the bottom of this post.

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The Florida Wineries Report – July 2014

Florida Wineries Report LogoRetail sales are up for the month of July at Florida’s wineries.

Notes About this Edition of The Florida Wineries Report

  • All beverage manufacturers holding a AMW (manufacturer or bottler of wine) or a BMCW (manufacturer of wines and cordials) are included in The Florida Wineries Report. This includes cideries, meaderies, vineyards, make-it-yourself wine shops, ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages, and negociant winemakers. They’re all in The Florida Wineries Report, which makes direct comparisons a bit difficult.
  • This edition of The Florida Wineries Report reflects information about each winery’s reported taxpaid sales, as reflected on the ABT’s monthly wholesale reports for July 2014, the most recent information available. Taxpaid sales includes all activities for which the winery itself (rather than its distributor) is required to report and pay Florida’s alcoholic beverage tax.
  • Full production numbers (including retail sales and other production) are not publicly available for wineries. This means that these reports only reflect the wineries’ own tasting room sales and other taxpaid activities, and only if they are no reported by a distributor. We’re working with the ABT to get full production numbers. While the ABT does collect full production numbers, it does not compile the numbers the same way they do the retail sale numbers.
  • All volume numbers are expressed in cases. One case consisting of 12 750 ml bottles contains 2.38 gallons of wine.
  • A handful of Florida wineries have reported no taxpaid sales during the last 12 months. There are many reasons why a Florida winery might report no taxpaid sales. Because we don’t have a basis for ranking these wineries, they are collected in the No Reported Activity table below.
  • Based on taxpaid sales, monthly sales at Florida’s wineries increased a quarter percent (0.25%). However, annualized sales for the winemakers’ was down by 0.97% compared to the prior month.

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The Florida Wineries Report – June 2014

Florida Wineries Report LogoIntroducing the all-new Florida Wineries Report–monthly rankings and data tracking the growth of Florida’s winemaking industry.

Notes About this Edition of The Florida Wineries Report

  • All beverage manufacturers holding a AMW (manufacturer or bottler of wine) or a BMCW (manufacturer of wines and cordials) are included in The Florida Wineries Report. This includes cideries, meaderies, vineyards, make-it-yourself wine shops, ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages, and negociant winemakers. They’re all in The Florida Wineries Report, which makes direct comparisons a bit difficult.
  • This edition of The Florida Wineries Report reflects information about each winery’s reported taxpaid sales, as reflected on the ABT’s monthly wholesale reports for June 2014, the most recent information available. Taxpaid sales includes all activities for which the winery itself (rather than its distributor) is required to report and pay Florida’s alcoholic beverage tax.
  • Full production numbers (including retail sales and other production) are not publicly available for wineries. This means that these reports only reflect the wineries’ own tasting room sales and other taxpaid activities, and only if they are no reported by a distributor. We’re working with the ABT to get full production numbers. While the ABT does collect full production numbers, it does not compile the numbers the same way they do the retail sale numbers.
  • A handful of Florida wineries have reported no taxpaid sales during the last 12 months. There are many reasons why a Florida winery might report no taxpaid sales. Because we don’t have a basis for ranking these wineries, they are collected in the No Reported Activity table below.
  • Based on taxpaid sales, the Florida winemaking industry had positive annual growth at a rate of 1.54% in June 2014.

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