Posted by: Sep 28, 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 RankRanking ChangeWineryCitySales
(in cases)
1+2Keel & Curley WineryPlant City467.35
20Seabreeze WineryPanama City Beach386.55
3+1Schnebly Redland’s WineryHomestead381.60
4+2Aspirations WineryClearwater174.42
5+3Island Grove Wine Co.Hawthorne127.27
6-5Florida WineryMadeira Beach126.12
7+35Naples WinemakingNaples121.01
8-1Bunker Hill vineyard & WineryDuette118.15
9-4Quantum Leap WineryOrlando115.88
10-1Endless Summer Vineyard & WineryFt Pierce71.92
11+5Henscratch FarmsLake Placid70.92
12+1Kelley’s Traditional Irish CiderCape Canaveral66.87
13+4Flagler Beachfront WineryFlagler Beach54.18
14+5Wine Making PantrySarasota46.04
15+8Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa38.66
16-1Bluefield Estate WineryGainesville38.63
17-6Copp WineryCrystal River38.38
180Murielle WineryClearwater32.68
19-5Three Oaks WineryVernon31.81
20+14Hutchinson Farm WineryApopka25.55
21-1Tarpon Springs Castle WineryTarpon Springs24.31
22-10Florida Estates WineryLand O’Lakes21.98
23+1Tangled Oaks VineyardGrandin19.19
24-3Southshore UncorkedApollo Beach15.97
25+1Redi-2-Drinq ShotpaqSarasota14.25
26-4Royal Manor Meadery & WineryInterlachen12.10
27+16Grande Ridge WineryOld Town8.98
28+3Al Rite Fruits & SyrupsMiami8.61
29+17Yellow River VineyardHolt8.49
30-5Brookstone WinesBrooksville7.49
31-1Two Lions WineryDunedin7.11
32+6Florida Distillers Co.Winter Haven6.23
33+8Gilded Grape WineryPort Charlotte5.83
34-6D’vine Wine Your Place or MineWinter Springs5.00
35-6Monticello vineyards & WineryMonticello4.74
36-9Time to Make WineFort Myers4.66
37-2Corkscrew WineryOcala4.62
38-2Log Cabin WinerySatsuma3.03
39-6Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing SuppliesBrandon2.52
40-3Old Oaks VineyardBonifay1.25
41-2Mango BottlingCocoa0.00
42-2Beverage Operation TechnologyPompano Beach0.00
43+1Oak Haven WinerySorrento0.00
44+1Cosy Wine CornerBonita Springs0.00
45-13Beer & Winemakers PantryPinellas Park0.00
46-36True Blue WineryDavenport0.00

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 RankRanking ChangeWineryCitySales
(in cases)
10Keel & Curley WineryPlant City6,942.35
20Schnebly Redland’s WineryHomestead4,959.85
30Seabreeze WineryPanama City Beach4,488.24
40Florida WineryMadeira Beach2,575.90
50Island Grove Wine Co.Hawthorne1,904.84
60Aspirations WineryClearwater1,842.98
70Quantum Leap WineryOrlando1,583.26
80Bunker Hill vineyard & WineryDuette1,195.88
90Endless Summer Vineyard & WineryFt Pierce1,051.90
100Murielle WineryClearwater961.31
110Henscratch FarmsLake Placid925.07
120Flagler Beachfront WineryFlagler Beach747.45
130Copp WineryCrystal River708.44
140Wine Making PantrySarasota578.87
15+1Royal Manor Meadery & WineryInterlachen551.09
16-1Tarpon Springs Castle WineryTarpon Springs534.96
170Florida Estates WineryLand O’Lakes456.57
18+2Kelley’s Traditional Irish CiderCape Canaveral442.62
19-1True Blue WineryDavenport423.82
20-1Three Oaks WineryVernon404.34
210Bluefield Estate WineryGainesville402.87
220Tangled Oaks VineyardGrandin357.68
230Redi-2-Drinq ShotpaqSarasota326.13
24+1Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa272.90
25+5Naples WinemakingNaples242.02
26-2Oak Haven WinerySorrento239.80
27-1Florida Distillers Co.Winter Haven204.72
280Gilded Grape WineryPort Charlotte171.75
29-2Brookstone WinesBrooksville169.71
30-1Al Rite Fruits & SyrupsMiami129.68
31+1Two Lions WineryDunedin98.59
32-1D’vine Wine Your Place or MineWinter Springs97.32
33+1Corkscrew WineryOcala78.36
34-1Time to Make WineFort Myers76.36
35+1Monticello vineyards & WineryMonticello63.64
36+3Southshore UncorkedApollo Beach60.51
370Cosy Wine CornerBonita Springs60.50
38-3Log Cabin WinerySatsuma56.22
39-1Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing SuppliesBrandon55.46
40+1Yellow River VineyardHolt37.13
41+3Hutchinson Farm WineryApopka33.58
42-2Beer & Winemakers PantryPinellas Park33.26
43-1Old Oaks VineyardBonifay27.54
44-1Grande Ridge WineryOld Town21.88
450Mango BottlingCocoa5.50
460Beverage Operation TechnologyPompano Beach0.10

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 RankWineryCityMonthly Growth Rate
1Hutchinson Farm WineryApopka318%
2Naples WinemakingNaples100%
3Grande Ridge WineryOld Town70%
4Southshore UncorkedApollo Beach36%
5Yellow River VineyardHolt30%
6Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa17%
7Kelley’s Traditional Irish CiderCape Canaveral14%
8Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing SuppliesBrandon5%
9Bluefield Estate WineryGainesville5%
10Bunker Hill vineyard & WineryDuette4%
11Florida Distillers Co.Winter Haven3%
12Aspirations WineryClearwater3%
13Island Grove Wine Co.Hawthorne3%
14Redi-2-Drinq ShotpaqSarasota2%
15Quantum Leap WineryOrlando2%
16Wine Making PantrySarasota1%
17Endless Summer Vineyard & WineryFt Pierce1%
18Gilded Grape WineryPort Charlotte0%
19Seabreeze WineryPanama City Beach0%
20Beverage Operation TechnologyPompano Beach0%
21Oak Haven WinerySorrento0%
22Beer & Winemakers PantryPinellas Park0%
23Flagler Beachfront WineryFlagler Beach0%
24Two Lions WineryDunedin0%
25Henscratch FarmsLake Placid-1%
26Schnebly Redland’s WineryHomestead-1%
27Copp WineryCrystal River-1%
28Royal Manor Meadery & WineryInterlachen-2%
29Cosy Wine CornerBonita Springs-2%
30True Blue WineryDavenport-2%
31Keel & Curley WineryPlant City-2%
32Monticello vineyards & WineryMonticello-3%
33Florida Estates WineryLand O’Lakes-3%
34Three Oaks WineryVernon-3%
35Old Oaks VineyardBonifay-4%
36Tangled Oaks VineyardGrandin-4%
37Corkscrew WineryOcala-5%
38Tarpon Springs Castle WineryTarpon Springs-6%
39Murielle WineryClearwater-7%
40Brookstone WinesBrooksville-7%
41Al Rite Fruits & SyrupsMiami-7%
42D’vine Wine Your Place or MineWinter Springs-8%
43Mango BottlingCocoa-8%
44Florida WineryMadeira Beach-14%
45Log Cabin WinerySatsuma-15%
46Time to Make WineFort 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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