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.

Florida Wineries Monthly Taxpaid Sales

We start out with each Florida winery’s taxpaid sales volume for the month of August 2014. Seabreeze Winery moved into the top spot for the month.

Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales by Florida Wineries
for the month of August 2014
Monthly Rank Ranking Change Winery City Sales
(in cases)
1 +1 Seabreeze Winery Panama City Beach 358.82
2 +1 Schnebly Redland’s Winery Homestead 317.67
3 -2 Keel & Curley Winery Plant City 288.25
4 +2 Florida Winery Madeira Beach 221.02
5 -1 Aspirations Winery Clearwater 124.83
6 -1 Island Grove Wine Co. Hawthorne 114.71
7 +2 Quantum Leap Winery Orlando 98.04
8 +9 Copp Winery Crystal River 74.17
9 +4 Flagler Beachfront Winery Flagler Beach 61.58
10 -2 Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery Duette 58.11
11 +1 Kelley’s Traditional Irish Cider Cape Canaveral 57.98
12 -2 Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery Ft Pierce 53.95
13 -2 Henscratch Farms Lake Placid 46.95
14 +17 Florida Distillers Co. Winter Haven 46.49
15 0 Southern Brewing & Winemaking Tampa 40.34
16 +5 Florida Estates Winery Land O’Lakes 34.29
17 +1 Murielle Winery Clearwater 32.71
18 +4 Tangled Oaks Vineyard Grandin 25.89
19 -3 Bluefield Estate Winery Gainesville 25.39
20 0 Tarpon Springs Castle Winery Tarpon Springs 23.97
21 +6 Al Rite Fruits & Syrups Miami 16.99
22 -8 Wine Making Pantry Sarasota 13.49
23 +2 Royal Manor Meadery & Winery Interlachen 12.10
24 +12 Corkscrew Winery Ocala 9.66
25 +7 Gilded Grape Winery Port Charlotte 9.33
26 +4 Two Lions Winery Dunedin 7.57
27 -8 Hutchinson Farm Winery Apopka 7.16
28 +16 Beer & Winemakers Pantry Pinellas Park 6.00
29 +5 Monticello vineyards & Winery Monticello 5.16
30 -1 Brookstone Wines Brooksville 4.99
31 +6 Log Cabin Winery Satsuma 4.12
32 +8 Mango Bottling Cocoa 4.00
33 -9 Redi-2-Drinq Shotpaq Sarasota 3.44
34 +5 Old Oaks Vineyard Bonifay 2.66
35 +3 Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing Supplies Brandon 2.52
36 -1 Time to Make Wine Fort Myers 2.41
37 -14 Southshore Uncorked Apollo Beach 2.33
38 -5 D’vine Wine Your Place or Mine Winter Springs 2.33
39 +4 Cosy Wine Corner Bonita Springs 2.08
40 +1 Beverage Operation Technology Pompano Beach 0.00
41 -34 Naples Winemaking Naples 0.00
42 -16 Grande Ridge Winery Old Town 0.00
43 -1 Oak Haven Winery Sorrento 0.00
44 -16 Yellow River Vineyard Holt 0.00
45 0 True Blue Winery Davenport 0.00

Florida Wineries’ LTM Taxpaid Sales

Our next table shows taxpaid sales by each winery for the 12 months ending August 2014. Last twelve months (LTM) is a method of measuring and comparing performance without the impact of seasonal or monthly variances. There were no changes in the Top 10, and few changes throughout the rankings.

Last Twelve Months (LTM) Reported Taxpaid Sales by Florida Wineries
for the month of August 2014
Monthly Rank Ranking Change   Winery City Sales
(in cases)
1 0 Keel & Curley Winery Plant City 6,741.05
2 0 Schnebly Redland’s Winery Homestead 4,890.42
3 0 Seabreeze Winery Panama City Beach 4,497.90
4 0 Florida Winery Madeira Beach 2,467.34
5 0 Island Grove Wine Co. Hawthorne 1,951.62
6 0 Aspirations Winery Clearwater 1,880.75
7 0 Quantum Leap Winery Orlando 1,584.08
8 0 Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery Duette 1,207.03
9 0 Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery Ft Pierce 1,038.16
10 0 Murielle Winery Clearwater 936.28
11 0 Henscratch Farms Lake Placid 900.10
12 0 Flagler Beachfront Winery Flagler Beach 761.13
13 0 Copp Winery Crystal River 727.66
14 0 Wine Making Pantry Sarasota 564.29
15 0 Royal Manor Meadery & Winery Interlachen 551.76
16 +2 Kelley’s Traditional Irish Cider Cape Canaveral 490.95
17 -1 Tarpon Springs Castle Winery Tarpon Springs 490.75
18 -1 Florida Estates Winery Land O’Lakes 464.89
19 +1 Bluefield Estate Winery Gainesville 403.32
20 -1 True Blue Winery Davenport 402.84
21 0 Tangled Oaks Vineyard Grandin 350.75
22 +1 Southern Brewing & Winemaking Tampa 313.24
23 -1 Redi-2-Drinq Shotpaq Sarasota 307.58
24 0 Naples Winemaking Naples 242.02
25 0 Oak Haven Winery Sorrento 239.80
26 0 Florida Distillers Co. Winter Haven 232.28
27 +1 Brookstone Wines Brooksville 167.22
28 -1 Gilded Grape Winery Port Charlotte 155.37
29 0 Al Rite Fruits & Syrups Miami 138.22
30 +1 D’vine Wine Your Place or Mine Winter Springs 93.41
31 -1 Two Lions Winery Dunedin 88.51
32 0 Corkscrew Winery Ocala 81.09
33 +1 Monticello vineyards & Winery Monticello 65.48
34 -1 Time to Make Wine Fort Myers 65.45
35 0 Southshore Uncorked Apollo Beach 62.84
36 +2 Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing Supplies Brandon 47.90
37 0 Log Cabin Winery Satsuma 45.38
38 +2 Hutchinson Farm Winery Apopka 40.74
39 +2 Beer & Winemakers Pantry Pinellas Park 39.26
40 -4 Cosy Wine Corner Bonita Springs 34.54
41 -2 Yellow River Vineyard Holt 29.14
42 0 Old Oaks Vineyard Bonifay 27.79
43 0 Grande Ridge Winery Old Town 21.88
44 0 Mango Bottling Cocoa 9.50
45 0 Beverage Operation Technology Pompano Beach 0.10

Florida Wineries’ LTM Growth in Taxpaid Sales

Our next table looks at the change in each wineries’ LTM taxpaid sales from last month. This provides an estimate of wineries’ growth rate from one month to the next, at least to the extent of taxpaid sales.

LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales Monthly Growth Rate for Florida Wineries
for the month of August 2014
Monthly Rank   Winery City Monthly Growth Rate
1 Mango Bottling Cocoa 73%
2 Hutchinson Farm Winery Apopka 21%
3 Beer & Winemakers Pantry Pinellas Park 18%
4 Southern Brewing & Winemaking Tampa 15%
5 Florida Distillers Co. Winter Haven 13%
6 Kelley’s Traditional Irish Cider Cape Canaveral 11%
7 Al Rite Fruits & Syrups Miami 7%
8 Southshore Uncorked Apollo Beach 4%
9 Corkscrew Winery Ocala 3%
10 Monticello vineyards & Winery Monticello 3%
11 Copp Winery Crystal River 3%
12 Island Grove Wine Co. Hawthorne 2%
13 Aspirations Winery Clearwater 2%
14 Flagler Beachfront Winery Flagler Beach 2%
15 Florida Estates Winery Land O’Lakes 2%
16 Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery Duette 1%
17 Old Oaks Vineyard Bonifay 1%
18 Seabreeze Winery Panama City Beach 0%
19 Royal Manor Meadery & Winery Interlachen 0%
20 Bluefield Estate Winery Gainesville 0%
21 Quantum Leap Winery Orlando 0%
22 Beverage Operation Technology Pompano Beach 0%
23 Naples Winemaking Naples 0%
24 Grande Ridge Winery Old Town 0%
25 Oak Haven Winery Sorrento 0%
26 Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery Ft Pierce -1%
27 Schnebly Redland’s Winery Homestead -1%
28 Brookstone Wines Brooksville -1%
29 Tangled Oaks Vineyard Grandin -2%
30 Wine Making Pantry Sarasota -3%
31 Murielle Winery Clearwater -3%
32 Henscratch Farms Lake Placid -3%
33 Keel & Curley Winery Plant City -3%
34 D’vine Wine Your Place or Mine Winter Springs -4%
35 Florida Winery Madeira Beach -4%
36 True Blue Winery Davenport -5%
37 Redi-2-Drinq Shotpaq Sarasota -6%
38 Tarpon Springs Castle Winery Tarpon Springs -8%
39 Gilded Grape Winery Port Charlotte -10%
40 Two Lions Winery Dunedin -10%
41 Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing Supplies Brandon -14%
42 Time to Make Wine Fort Myers -14%
43 Log Cabin Winery Satsuma -19%
44 Yellow River Vineyard Holt -22%
45 Cosy Wine Corner Bonita Springs -43%

Florida Wineries With No Reported Activity

This table lists the Florida wineries that report not taxpaid activity during the last 12 months. Every month, a number of wineries report no activity, for a variety of reasons. This list typically includes new wineries that have yet to begin taxpaid sales and production-only wineries that have no taxpaid sales.

Florida Wineries with No Reported Retail Activity
through August 2014
Micanopy Winery
Fox Den Winery & Cellar
VL American Republics
De Luna Winery
Lakeridge Winery
Dakotah Winery
Rosa Fiorelli Winery
Sons & Daughters Farm
In the Mead Time
Strong Tower Vineyard
Panache Distillery
Florida Orange Groves Winery
St Petersburg Distillery Co.
Mizkan Americas
Florida Distillers Co.
Fiddler’s Ridge Farms
San Sebastian Winery
Catanias Winery
Chautauqua Vineyards & Winery

Notes About 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 August 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.