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.

Florida Wineries Monthly Taxpaid Sales

We start out with each Florida winery’s taxpaid sales volume for the month of June 2014. All volume numbers are expressed in cases. One case consisting of 12 750 ml bottles contains 2.38 gallons of wine.

Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales by Florida Wineries
for the month of June 2014
Monthly Rank Ranking Change   Winery City Sales (in cases)
1 +1 Florida Winery Madeira Beach 524.05
2 +1 Seabreeze Winery Panama City Beach 378.57
3 +1 Keel & Curley Winery Plant City 375.16
4 -3 Schnebly Redland’s Winery Homestead 192.80
5 0 Quantum Leap Winery Orlando 151.89
6 0 Aspirations Winery Clearwater 104.37
7 +2 Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery Duette 88.49
8 -1 Island Grove Wine Co. Hawthorne 87.49
9 +1 Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery Ft Pierce 79.92
10 +12 True Blue Winery Davenport 77.92
11 0 Copp Winery Crystal River 69.43
12 +9 Florida Estates Winery Land O’Lakes 60.12
13 +2 Kelley’s Traditional Irish Cider Cape Canaveral 51.86
14 +5 Three Oaks Winery Vernon 50.47
15 -1 Bluefield Estate Winery Gainesville 44.71
16 +1 Henscratch Farms Lake Placid 42.95
17 -9 Flagler Beachfront Winery Flagler Beach 37.96
18 -2 Murielle Winery Clearwater 34.90
19 +5 Wine Making Pantry Sarasota 32.82
20 -7 Tarpon Springs Castle Winery Tarpon Springs 31.97
21 +4 Southshore Uncorked Apollo Beach 30.55
22 +4 Royal Manor Meadery & Winery Interlachen 23.19
23 0 Southern Brewing & Winemaking Tampa 22.27
24 -12 Tangled Oaks Vineyard Grandin 21.63
25 +16 Brookstone Wines Brooksville 14.97
26 -6 Redi-2-Drinq Shotpaq Sarasota 11.16
27 +2 Time to Make Wine Fort Myers 9.68
28 +2 D’vine Wine Your Place or Mine Winter Springs 9.49
29 +3 Monticello Vineyards & Winery Monticello 9.07
30 +16 Two Lions Winery Dunedin 7.74
31 -4 Al Rite Fruits & Syrups Miami 6.88
32 +13 Beer & Winemakers Pantry Pinellas Park 6.00
33 +1 Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing Supplies Brandon 5.04
34 -1 Hutchinson Farm Winery Apopka 5.00
35 -4 Corkscrew Winery Ocala 4.62
36 -1 Log Cabin Winery Satsuma 3.87
37 -1 Old Oaks Vineyard Bonifay 2.50
38 -10 Florida Distillers Co. Winter Haven 2.00
39 -2 Mango Bottling Cocoa 0.00
40 -2 Beverage Operation Technology Pompano Beach 0.00
41 -23 Gilded Grape Winery Port Charlotte 0.00
42 -3 Naples Winemaking Naples 0.00
43 -3 Grande Ridge Winery Old Town 0.00
44 -2 Oak Haven Winery Sorrento 0.00
45 -2 Cosy Wine Corner Bonita Springs 0.00
46 -2 Yellow River Vineyard Holt 0.00

Florida Wineries’ LTM Taxpaid Sales

Our next table shows taxpaid sales by each winery for the 12 months ending June 2014. Last twelve months (LTM) is a method of measuring and comparing performance without the impact of seasonal or monthly variances.

Last Twelve Months (LTM) Reported Taxpaid Sales by Florida Wineries
for the month of June 2014
Monthly Rank Ranking Change   Winery City Sales
(in cases)
1 0 Keel & Curley Winery Plant City 7,104.42
2 0 Schnebly Redland’s Winery Homestead 4,998.81
3 0 Seabreeze Winery Panama City Beach 4,472.69
4 0 Florida Winery Madeira Beach 3,007.87
5 0 Island Grove Wine Co. Hawthorne 1,854.65
6 0 Aspirations Winery Clearwater 1,789.95
7 0 Quantum Leap Winery Orlando 1,555.94
8 +1 Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery Duette 1,145.91
9 +1 Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery Ft Pierce 1,044.66
10 -2 Murielle Winery Clearwater 1,028.63
11 0 Henscratch Farms Lake Placid 930.06
12 0 Flagler Beachfront Winery Flagler Beach 748.73
13 0 Copp Winery Crystal River 715.60
14 0 Wine Making Pantry Sarasota 572.73
15 0 Tarpon Springs Castle Winery Tarpon Springs 569.76
16 0 Royal Manor Meadery & Winery Interlachen 559.83
17 0 Florida Estates Winery Land O’Lakes 470.55
18 +2 True Blue Winery Davenport 432.31
19 -1 Three Oaks Winery Vernon 418.00
20 +3 Kelley’s Traditional Irish Cider Cape Canaveral 386.92
21 -2 Bluefield Estate Winery Gainesville 385.42
22 -1 Tangled Oaks Vineyard Grandin 372.40
23 -1 Redi-2-Drinq Shotpaq Sarasota 320.13
24 0 Oak Haven Winery Sorrento 239.80
25 0 Southern Brewing & Winemaking Tampa 234.24
26 0 Florida Distillers Co. Winter Haven 198.50
27 0 Brookstone Wines Brooksville 182.19
28 0 Gilded Grape Winery Port Charlotte 170.95
29 0 Al Rite Fruits & Syrups Miami 139.53
30 0 Naples Winemaking Naples 121.01
31 0 D’vine Wine Your Place or Mine Winter Springs 106.19
32 0 Two Lions Winery Dunedin 99.05
33 +1 Time to Make Wine Fort Myers 92.68
34 -1 Corkscrew Winery Ocala 82.77
35 0 Log Cabin Winery Satsuma 66.30
36 +1 Monticello Vineyards & Winery Monticello 65.47
37 -1 Cosy Wine Corner Bonita Springs 61.58
38 0 Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing Supplies Brandon 52.94
39 +4 Southshore Uncorked Apollo Beach 44.54
40 -1 Beer & Winemakers Pantry Pinellas Park 33.26
41 0 Yellow River Vineyard Holt 28.64
42 -2 Old Oaks Vineyard Bonifay 28.54
43 -1 Grande Ridge Winery Old Town 12.90
44 +1 Hutchinson Farm Winery Apopka 8.03
45 -1 Mango Bottling Cocoa 6.00
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. Typically, new operations that are still ramping up top this list.

LTM Reported Taxpaid Sales Monthly Growth Rate for Florida Wineries
for the month of June 2014
Monthly Rank   Winery City Monthly Growth Rate
1 Southshore Uncorked Apollo Beach 218%
2 Hutchinson Farm Winery Apopka 165%
3 True Blue Winery Davenport 17%
4 Time to Make Wine Fort Myers 12%
5 Kelley’s Traditional Irish Cider Cape Canaveral 11%
6 Florida Winery Madeira Beach 11%
7 Southern Brewing & Winemaking Tampa 11%
8 Two Lions Winery Dunedin 8%
9 Monticello Vineyards & Winery Monticello 8%
10 Beer & Winemakers Pantry Pinellas Park 6%
11 D’vine Wine Your Place or Mine Winter Springs 5%
12 Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing Supplies Brandon 5%
13 Quantum Leap Winery Orlando 4%
14 Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery Duette 3%
15 Three Oaks Winery Vernon 3%
16 Florida Estates Winery Land O’Lakes 3%
17 Keel & Curley Winery Plant City 2%
18 Brookstone Wines Brooksville 1%
19 Island Grove Wine Co. Hawthorne 1%
20 Log Cabin Winery Satsuma 1%
21 Tangled Oaks Vineyard Grandin 1%
22 Florida Distillers Co. Winter Haven 1%
23 Schnebly Redland’s Winery Homestead 1%
24 Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery Ft Pierce 0%
25 Henscratch Farms Lake Placid 0%
26 Mango Bottling Cocoa 0%
27 Beverage Operation Technology Pompano Beach 0%
28 Naples Winemaking Naples 0%
29 Oak Haven Winery Sorrento 0%
30 Yellow River Vineyard Holt 0%
31 Flagler Beachfront Winery Flagler Beach 0%
32 Seabreeze Winery Panama City Beach 0%
33 Royal Manor Meadery & Winery Interlachen 0%
34 Copp Winery Crystal River -1%
35 Aspirations Winery Clearwater -2%
36 Tarpon Springs Castle Winery Tarpon Springs -2%
37 Old Oaks Vineyard Bonifay -2%
38 Corkscrew Winery Ocala -2%
39 Wine Making Pantry Sarasota -3%
40 Bluefield Estate Winery Gainesville -4%
41 Cosy Wine Corner Bonita Springs -4%
42 Gilded Grape Winery Port Charlotte -4%
43 Al Rite Fruits & Syrups Miami -7%
44 Murielle Winery Clearwater -9%
45 Redi-2-Drinq Shotpaq Sarasota -10%
46 Grande Ridge Winery Old Town -13%

Florida Wineries With No Reported Activity

This table lists the Florida wineries that report not taxpaid activity during the last 12 months. This list typically includes new wineries that have yet to begin taxpaid sales and production-only wineries that have no taxpaid sales, but there are a number of reasons why a winery might be on this list.

Florida Wineries with No Reported Retail Activity
through June 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

The Florida Wineries Report is intended to be a tool to further the growth and maturity of Florida’s winemaking industry. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, we’d love to hear from you. Leave a Reply or send an email to wine(at)brewerlong.com