Posted by: Sep 01, 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 RankRanking Change WineryCitySales (in cases)
1+1Florida WineryMadeira Beach524.05
2+1Seabreeze WineryPanama City Beach378.57
3+1Keel & Curley WineryPlant City375.16
4-3Schnebly Redland’s WineryHomestead192.80
50Quantum Leap WineryOrlando151.89
60Aspirations WineryClearwater104.37
7+2Bunker Hill Vineyard & WineryDuette88.49
8-1Island Grove Wine Co.Hawthorne87.49
9+1Endless Summer Vineyard & WineryFt Pierce79.92
10+12True Blue WineryDavenport77.92
110Copp WineryCrystal River69.43
12+9Florida Estates WineryLand O’Lakes60.12
13+2Kelley’s Traditional Irish CiderCape Canaveral51.86
14+5Three Oaks WineryVernon50.47
15-1Bluefield Estate WineryGainesville44.71
16+1Henscratch FarmsLake Placid42.95
17-9Flagler Beachfront WineryFlagler Beach37.96
18-2Murielle WineryClearwater34.90
19+5Wine Making PantrySarasota32.82
20-7Tarpon Springs Castle WineryTarpon Springs31.97
21+4Southshore UncorkedApollo Beach30.55
22+4Royal Manor Meadery & WineryInterlachen23.19
230Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa22.27
24-12Tangled Oaks VineyardGrandin21.63
25+16Brookstone WinesBrooksville14.97
26-6Redi-2-Drinq ShotpaqSarasota11.16
27+2Time to Make WineFort Myers9.68
28+2D’vine Wine Your Place or MineWinter Springs9.49
29+3Monticello Vineyards & WineryMonticello9.07
30+16Two Lions WineryDunedin7.74
31-4Al Rite Fruits & SyrupsMiami6.88
32+13Beer & Winemakers PantryPinellas Park6.00
33+1Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing SuppliesBrandon5.04
34-1Hutchinson Farm WineryApopka5.00
35-4Corkscrew WineryOcala4.62
36-1Log Cabin WinerySatsuma3.87
37-1Old Oaks VineyardBonifay2.50
38-10Florida Distillers Co.Winter Haven2.00
39-2Mango BottlingCocoa0.00
40-2Beverage Operation TechnologyPompano Beach0.00
41-23Gilded Grape WineryPort Charlotte0.00
42-3Naples WinemakingNaples0.00
43-3Grande Ridge WineryOld Town0.00
44-2Oak Haven WinerySorrento0.00
45-2Cosy Wine CornerBonita Springs0.00
46-2Yellow River VineyardHolt0.00

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 RankRanking Change WineryCitySales
(in cases)
10Keel & Curley WineryPlant City7,104.42
20Schnebly Redland’s WineryHomestead4,998.81
30Seabreeze WineryPanama City Beach4,472.69
40Florida WineryMadeira Beach3,007.87
50Island Grove Wine Co.Hawthorne1,854.65
60Aspirations WineryClearwater1,789.95
70Quantum Leap WineryOrlando1,555.94
8+1Bunker Hill Vineyard & WineryDuette1,145.91
9+1Endless Summer Vineyard & WineryFt Pierce1,044.66
10-2Murielle WineryClearwater1,028.63
110Henscratch FarmsLake Placid930.06
120Flagler Beachfront WineryFlagler Beach748.73
130Copp WineryCrystal River715.60
140Wine Making PantrySarasota572.73
150Tarpon Springs Castle WineryTarpon Springs569.76
160Royal Manor Meadery & WineryInterlachen559.83
170Florida Estates WineryLand O’Lakes470.55
18+2True Blue WineryDavenport432.31
19-1Three Oaks WineryVernon418.00
20+3Kelley’s Traditional Irish CiderCape Canaveral386.92
21-2Bluefield Estate WineryGainesville385.42
22-1Tangled Oaks VineyardGrandin372.40
23-1Redi-2-Drinq ShotpaqSarasota320.13
240Oak Haven WinerySorrento239.80
250Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa234.24
260Florida Distillers Co.Winter Haven198.50
270Brookstone WinesBrooksville182.19
280Gilded Grape WineryPort Charlotte170.95
290Al Rite Fruits & SyrupsMiami139.53
300Naples WinemakingNaples121.01
310D’vine Wine Your Place or MineWinter Springs106.19
320Two Lions WineryDunedin99.05
33+1Time to Make WineFort Myers92.68
34-1Corkscrew WineryOcala82.77
350Log Cabin WinerySatsuma66.30
36+1Monticello Vineyards & WineryMonticello65.47
37-1Cosy Wine CornerBonita Springs61.58
380Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing SuppliesBrandon52.94
39+4Southshore UncorkedApollo Beach44.54
40-1Beer & Winemakers PantryPinellas Park33.26
410Yellow River VineyardHolt28.64
42-2Old Oaks VineyardBonifay28.54
43-1Grande Ridge WineryOld Town12.90
44+1Hutchinson Farm WineryApopka8.03
45-1Mango BottlingCocoa6.00
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. 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 WineryCityMonthly Growth Rate
1Southshore UncorkedApollo Beach218%
2Hutchinson Farm WineryApopka165%
3True Blue WineryDavenport17%
4Time to Make WineFort Myers12%
5Kelley’s Traditional Irish CiderCape Canaveral11%
6Florida WineryMadeira Beach11%
7Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa11%
8Two Lions WineryDunedin8%
9Monticello Vineyards & WineryMonticello8%
10Beer & Winemakers PantryPinellas Park6%
11D’vine Wine Your Place or MineWinter Springs5%
12Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing SuppliesBrandon5%
13Quantum Leap WineryOrlando4%
14Bunker Hill Vineyard & WineryDuette3%
15Three Oaks WineryVernon3%
16Florida Estates WineryLand O’Lakes3%
17Keel & Curley WineryPlant City2%
18Brookstone WinesBrooksville1%
19Island Grove Wine Co.Hawthorne1%
20Log Cabin WinerySatsuma1%
21Tangled Oaks VineyardGrandin1%
22Florida Distillers Co.Winter Haven1%
23Schnebly Redland’s WineryHomestead1%
24Endless Summer Vineyard & WineryFt Pierce0%
25Henscratch FarmsLake Placid0%
26Mango BottlingCocoa0%
27Beverage Operation TechnologyPompano Beach0%
28Naples WinemakingNaples0%
29Oak Haven WinerySorrento0%
30Yellow River VineyardHolt0%
31Flagler Beachfront WineryFlagler Beach0%
32Seabreeze WineryPanama City Beach0%
33Royal Manor Meadery & WineryInterlachen0%
34Copp WineryCrystal River-1%
35Aspirations WineryClearwater-2%
36Tarpon Springs Castle WineryTarpon Springs-2%
37Old Oaks VineyardBonifay-2%
38Corkscrew WineryOcala-2%
39Wine Making PantrySarasota-3%
40Bluefield Estate WineryGainesville-4%
41Cosy Wine CornerBonita Springs-4%
42Gilded Grape WineryPort Charlotte-4%
43Al Rite Fruits & SyrupsMiami-7%
44Murielle WineryClearwater-9%
45Redi-2-Drinq ShotpaqSarasota-10%
46Grande Ridge WineryOld 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