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.

Florida Wineries Monthly Taxpaid Sales

We start out with each Florida winery’s taxpaid sales volume for the month of June 2014. Naples Winemaking saw a huge jump in the monthly rankings.

Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales by Florida Wineries
for the month of July 2014
Monthly Rank Ranking Change Winery City Sales
(in cases)
1 +2 Keel & Curley Winery Plant City 467.35
2 0 Seabreeze Winery Panama City Beach 386.55
3 +1 Schnebly Redland’s Winery Homestead 381.60
4 +2 Aspirations Winery Clearwater 174.42
5 +3 Island Grove Wine Co. Hawthorne 127.27
6 -5 Florida Winery Madeira Beach 126.12
7 +35 Naples Winemaking Naples 121.01
8 -1 Bunker Hill vineyard & Winery Duette 118.15
9 -4 Quantum Leap Winery Orlando 115.88
10 -1 Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery Ft Pierce 71.92
11 +5 Henscratch Farms Lake Placid 70.92
12 +1 Kelley’s Traditional Irish Cider Cape Canaveral 66.87
13 +4 Flagler Beachfront Winery Flagler Beach 54.18
14 +5 Wine Making Pantry Sarasota 46.04
15 +8 Southern Brewing & Winemaking Tampa 38.66
16 -1 Bluefield Estate Winery Gainesville 38.63
17 -6 Copp Winery Crystal River 38.38
18 0 Murielle Winery Clearwater 32.68
19 -5 Three Oaks Winery Vernon 31.81
20 +14 Hutchinson Farm Winery Apopka 25.55
21 -1 Tarpon Springs Castle Winery Tarpon Springs 24.31
22 -10 Florida Estates Winery Land O’Lakes 21.98
23 +1 Tangled Oaks Vineyard Grandin 19.19
24 -3 Southshore Uncorked Apollo Beach 15.97
25 +1 Redi-2-Drinq Shotpaq Sarasota 14.25
26 -4 Royal Manor Meadery & Winery Interlachen 12.10
27 +16 Grande Ridge Winery Old Town 8.98
28 +3 Al Rite Fruits & Syrups Miami 8.61
29 +17 Yellow River Vineyard Holt 8.49
30 -5 Brookstone Wines Brooksville 7.49
31 -1 Two Lions Winery Dunedin 7.11
32 +6 Florida Distillers Co. Winter Haven 6.23
33 +8 Gilded Grape Winery Port Charlotte 5.83
34 -6 D’vine Wine Your Place or Mine Winter Springs 5.00
35 -6 Monticello vineyards & Winery Monticello 4.74
36 -9 Time to Make Wine Fort Myers 4.66
37 -2 Corkscrew Winery Ocala 4.62
38 -2 Log Cabin Winery Satsuma 3.03
39 -6 Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing Supplies Brandon 2.52
40 -3 Old Oaks Vineyard Bonifay 1.25
41 -2 Mango Bottling Cocoa 0.00
42 -2 Beverage Operation Technology Pompano Beach 0.00
43 +1 Oak Haven Winery Sorrento 0.00
44 +1 Cosy Wine Corner Bonita Springs 0.00
45 -13 Beer & Winemakers Pantry Pinellas Park 0.00
46 -36 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 July 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 July 2014
Monthly Rank Ranking Change Winery City Sales
(in cases)
1 0 Keel & Curley Winery Plant City 6,942.35
2 0 Schnebly Redland’s Winery Homestead 4,959.85
3 0 Seabreeze Winery Panama City Beach 4,488.24
4 0 Florida Winery Madeira Beach 2,575.90
5 0 Island Grove Wine Co. Hawthorne 1,904.84
6 0 Aspirations Winery Clearwater 1,842.98
7 0 Quantum Leap Winery Orlando 1,583.26
8 0 Bunker Hill vineyard & Winery Duette 1,195.88
9 0 Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery Ft Pierce 1,051.90
10 0 Murielle Winery Clearwater 961.31
11 0 Henscratch Farms Lake Placid 925.07
12 0 Flagler Beachfront Winery Flagler Beach 747.45
13 0 Copp Winery Crystal River 708.44
14 0 Wine Making Pantry Sarasota 578.87
15 +1 Royal Manor Meadery & Winery Interlachen 551.09
16 -1 Tarpon Springs Castle Winery Tarpon Springs 534.96
17 0 Florida Estates Winery Land O’Lakes 456.57
18 +2 Kelley’s Traditional Irish Cider Cape Canaveral 442.62
19 -1 True Blue Winery Davenport 423.82
20 -1 Three Oaks Winery Vernon 404.34
21 0 Bluefield Estate Winery Gainesville 402.87
22 0 Tangled Oaks Vineyard Grandin 357.68
23 0 Redi-2-Drinq Shotpaq Sarasota 326.13
24 +1 Southern Brewing & Winemaking Tampa 272.90
25 +5 Naples Winemaking Naples 242.02
26 -2 Oak Haven Winery Sorrento 239.80
27 -1 Florida Distillers Co. Winter Haven 204.72
28 0 Gilded Grape Winery Port Charlotte 171.75
29 -2 Brookstone Wines Brooksville 169.71
30 -1 Al Rite Fruits & Syrups Miami 129.68
31 +1 Two Lions Winery Dunedin 98.59
32 -1 D’vine Wine Your Place or Mine Winter Springs 97.32
33 +1 Corkscrew Winery Ocala 78.36
34 -1 Time to Make Wine Fort Myers 76.36
35 +1 Monticello vineyards & Winery Monticello 63.64
36 +3 Southshore Uncorked Apollo Beach 60.51
37 0 Cosy Wine Corner Bonita Springs 60.50
38 -3 Log Cabin Winery Satsuma 56.22
39 -1 Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing Supplies Brandon 55.46
40 +1 Yellow River Vineyard Holt 37.13
41 +3 Hutchinson Farm Winery Apopka 33.58
42 -2 Beer & Winemakers Pantry Pinellas Park 33.26
43 -1 Old Oaks Vineyard Bonifay 27.54
44 -1 Grande Ridge Winery Old Town 21.88
45 0 Mango Bottling Cocoa 5.50
46 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. Hutchinson Farm Winery continued to show remarkable growth during the month.

LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales Monthly Growth Rate for Florida Wineries
for the month of July 2014
Monthly Rank Winery City Monthly Growth Rate
1 Hutchinson Farm Winery Apopka 318%
2 Naples Winemaking Naples 100%
3 Grande Ridge Winery Old Town 70%
4 Southshore Uncorked Apollo Beach 36%
5 Yellow River Vineyard Holt 30%
6 Southern Brewing & Winemaking Tampa 17%
7 Kelley’s Traditional Irish Cider Cape Canaveral 14%
8 Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing Supplies Brandon 5%
9 Bluefield Estate Winery Gainesville 5%
10 Bunker Hill vineyard & Winery Duette 4%
11 Florida Distillers Co. Winter Haven 3%
12 Aspirations Winery Clearwater 3%
13 Island Grove Wine Co. Hawthorne 3%
14 Redi-2-Drinq Shotpaq Sarasota 2%
15 Quantum Leap Winery Orlando 2%
16 Wine Making Pantry Sarasota 1%
17 Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery Ft Pierce 1%
18 Gilded Grape Winery Port Charlotte 0%
19 Seabreeze Winery Panama City Beach 0%
20 Beverage Operation Technology Pompano Beach 0%
21 Oak Haven Winery Sorrento 0%
22 Beer & Winemakers Pantry Pinellas Park 0%
23 Flagler Beachfront Winery Flagler Beach 0%
24 Two Lions Winery Dunedin 0%
25 Henscratch Farms Lake Placid -1%
26 Schnebly Redland’s Winery Homestead -1%
27 Copp Winery Crystal River -1%
28 Royal Manor Meadery & Winery Interlachen -2%
29 Cosy Wine Corner Bonita Springs -2%
30 True Blue Winery Davenport -2%
31 Keel & Curley Winery Plant City -2%
32 Monticello vineyards & Winery Monticello -3%
33 Florida Estates Winery Land O’Lakes -3%
34 Three Oaks Winery Vernon -3%
35 Old Oaks Vineyard Bonifay -4%
36 Tangled Oaks Vineyard Grandin -4%
37 Corkscrew Winery Ocala -5%
38 Tarpon Springs Castle Winery Tarpon Springs -6%
39 Murielle Winery Clearwater -7%
40 Brookstone Wines Brooksville -7%
41 Al Rite Fruits & Syrups Miami -7%
42 D’vine Wine Your Place or Mine Winter Springs -8%
43 Mango Bottling Cocoa -8%
44 Florida Winery Madeira Beach -14%
45 Log Cabin Winery Satsuma -15%
46 Time to Make Wine Fort Myers -18%

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 July 2014
Micanopy Winery
Fox Den Winery & Cellar
VL American Republics
Lakeridge Winery
Dakotah Winery
Rosa Fiorelli Winery
Sons & Daughters Farm
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
Emerald Coast Winery

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