Posted by: Dec 08, 2014

Florida Wineries Report Logo (14.11)Taxpaid sales by Florida wineries lost ground in October 2014.

Monthly Hightlights

  • One new winery is included in this edition of The Florida Wineries Report: The Hidden Vine in West Palm Beach.
  • In October 2014, the total number of reporting wineries stands at 69. Of that number, 38 reported taxpaid sales for the month.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales were down 1.8% in October 2014. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) decreased 0.91%

Florida Wineries Monthly Taxpaid Sales

We start out with each Florida winery’s taxpaid sales volume for the month of October 2014.

Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales by Florida Wineries
for the month of October 2014
Monthly RankRanking ChangeWineryCitySales
(in cases)
1+1Keel & Curley WineryPlant City433.71
2-1Seabreeze WineryPanama City Beach389.92
30Schnebly Redland’s WineryHomestead347.58
4+3Quantum Leap WineryOrlando194.27
5+7Kelley’s Traditional Irish CiderCape Canaveral173.02
6+4Aspirations WineryClearwater102.33
7-2Island Grove Wine Co.Hawthorne92.44
8+13Tangled Oaks VineyardGrandin89.13
90Bunker Hill Vineyard & WineryDuette79.83
10-2Endless Summer Vineyard & WineryFt Pierce74.42
11+13Henscratch FarmsLake Placid67.91
12-6Flagler Beachfront WineryFlagler Beach66.16
13+9Royal Manor Meadery & WineryInterlachen51.60
14+34Cosy Wine CornerBonita Springs51.18
15+8Florida Distillers Co.Winter Haven42.63
16-3Copp WineryCrystal River40.63
17+2Three Oaks WineryVernon35.80
18-7Murielle WineryClearwater34.29
19+42True Blue WineryDavenport33.96
20+34Florida Estates WineryLand O’Lakes30.52
21+30Yellow River VineyardHolt29.13
22-5Tarpon Springs Castle WineryTarpon Springs23.97
23-5Bluefield Estate WineryGainesville21.40
24+11D’vine Wine Your Place or MineWinter Springs18.98
25+3Time to Make WineFort Myers13.68
26+36Fiddler’s Ridge FarmsLake Wales11.74
27+5Monticello vineyards & WineryMonticello11.65
28-13Redi-2-Drinq ShotpaqSarasota10.99
29-3Corkscrew WineryOcala9.66
30-5Hutchinson Farm WineryApopka7.43
31+13Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing SuppliesBrandon5.04
32-2Brookstone WinesBrooksville4.99
33-2Southshore UncorkedApollo Beach4.74
34-5Beer & Winemakers PantryPinellas Park4.00
35-8Gilded Grape WineryPort Charlotte2.50
36-16Two Lions WineryDunedin2.08
37-1Mango BottlingCocoa2.00
38-4Old Oaks VineyardBonifay1.08

Florida Wineries’ LTM Taxpaid Sales

Our next table shows taxpaid sales by each winery for the 12 months ending October 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 October 2014
Monthly RankRanking ChangeWineryCitySales
(in cases)
10Keel & Curley WineryPlant City6,428.16
20Seabreeze WineryPanama City Beach5,151.68
30Schnebly Redland’s WineryHomestead4,790.96
40Florida WineryMadeira Beach2,626.87
5+1Aspirations WineryClearwater1,798.76
6-1Island Grove Wine Co.Hawthorne1,734.30
70Quantum Leap WineryOrlando1,638.38
80Bunker Hill Vineyard & WineryDuette1,225.42
90Endless Summer Vineyard & WineryFt Pierce1,025.17
100Henscratch FarmsLake Placid915.08
11+1Flagler Beachfront WineryFlagler Beach850.38
12-1Murielle WineryClearwater817.45
130Copp WineryCrystal River739.65
14+2Kelley’s Traditional Irish CiderCape Canaveral681.82
150Royal Manor Meadery & WineryInterlachen554.96
16-2Wine Making PantrySarasota509.14
170Tarpon Springs Castle WineryTarpon Springs490.33
180Florida Estates WineryLand O’Lakes423.81
19+1True Blue WineryDavenport410.82
20+1Three Oaks WineryVernon389.90
21+1Tangled Oaks VineyardGrandin386.38
22-3Bluefield Estate WineryGainesville385.34
230Redi-2-Drinq ShotpaqSarasota331.55
240Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa303.99
250Naples WinemakingNaples242.02
26+1Florida Distillers Co.Winter Haven207.98
27+1Brookstone WinesBrooksville154.74
28-2Oak Haven WinerySorrento141.92
290Gilded Grape WineryPort Charlotte136.57
300Al Rite Fruits & SyrupsMiami109.35
31+1D’vine Wine Your Place or MineWinter Springs105.56
32-1Two Lions WineryDunedin101.49
33+1Time to Make WineFort Myers86.12
34-1Corkscrew WineryOcala82.35
35+6Cosy Wine CornerBonita Springs81.39
36-1Southshore UncorkedApollo Beach72.25
37-1Monticello vineyards & WineryMonticello62.45
38+4Yellow River VineyardHolt58.27
39-2Hutchinson Farm WineryApopka56.08
40-2Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing SuppliesBrandon42.86
41-1Beer & Winemakers PantryPinellas Park38.00
42-3Log Cabin WinerySatsuma29.24
430Old Oaks VineyardBonifay23.79
440Grande Ridge WineryOld Town21.88
450Mango BottlingCocoa12.50
46+17Fiddler’s Ridge FarmsLake Wales11.74
47-1Beverage Operation TechnologyPompano Beach0.10
48-1Micanopy WineryMicanopy0.00
49-1Fox Den Winery & CellarInverness0.00
50-1VL American RepublicsHialeah0.00
51-1De Luna WineryPensacola0.00
52-1Wine StreamTampa0.00
53-1Lakeridge WineryClermont0.00
54-1Dakotah WineryChiefland0.00
55-1Rosa Fiorelli WineryBradenton0.00
56-1Sons & Daughters FarmLake Worth0.00
57-1In the Mead TimeWest Palm Beach0.00
58-1Strong Tower VineyardSpring Hill0.00
59-1Panache DistilleryNew Port Richey0.00
60-1Florida Orange Groves WineryPasadena0.00
61-1St Petersburg Distillery Co.St Petersburg0.00
62-1Mizkan AmericasLake Alfred0.00
63-1Florida Distillers Co.Auburndale0.00
640San Sebastian WinerySt Augustine0.00
650Catanias WineryEnglewood0.00
660Whispering Oaks WineryOxford0.00
670Chautauqua Vineyards & WineryDefuniak Springs0.00
680Emerald Coast WineryMiramar Beach0.00
69NRThe Hidden VineWest Palm Beach0.00

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 October 2014
Monthly RankRanking ChangeWineryCityMonthly Growth Rate
1+40Cosy Wine CornerBonita Springs136%
2+40Yellow River VineyardHolt100%
3+13Kelley’s Traditional Irish CiderCape Canaveral30%
4+41Mango BottlingCocoa19%
5+29Time to Make WineFort Myers19%
6+31Hutchinson Farm WineryApopka15%
7+25D’vine Wine Your Place or MineWinter Springs15%
8+19Florida Distillers Co.Winter Haven13%
9+13Tangled Oaks VineyardGrandin10%
10+25Southshore UncorkedApollo Beach7%
11+9True Blue WineryDavenport5%
120Flagler Beachfront WineryFlagler Beach4%
13-3Henscratch FarmsLake Placid3%
14+1Royal Manor Meadery & WineryInterlachen3%
15-8Quantum Leap WineryOrlando2%
16-14Seabreeze WineryPanama City Beach2%
17-4Copp WineryCrystal River2%
18+3Three Oaks WineryVernon1%
19+14Corkscrew WineryOcala1%
20-12Bunker Hill Vineyard & WineryDuette0%
21+26Micanopy WineryMicanopy0%
22+24Beverage Operation TechnologyPompano Beach0%
23+25Fox Den Winery & CellarInverness0%
24+1Naples WinemakingNaples0%
25+24VL American RepublicsHialeah0%
26+18Grande Ridge WineryOld Town0%
27+23De Luna WineryPensacola0%
28+10Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing SuppliesBrandon0%
29+22Wine StreamTampa0%
30+22Lakeridge WineryClermont0%
31+22Dakotah WineryChiefland0%
32+22Rosa Fiorelli WineryBradenton0%
33+22Sons & Daughters FarmLake Worth0%
34+22In the Mead TimeWest Palm Beach0%
35+22Strong Tower VineyardSpring Hill0%
36+22Panache DistilleryNew Port Richey0%
37+22Florida Orange Groves WineryPasadena0%
38+2Beer & Winemakers PantryPinellas Park0%
39-35Florida WineryMadeira Beach0%
40+20St Petersburg Distillery Co.St Petersburg0%
41+20Mizkan AmericasLake Alfred0%
42+20Florida Distillers Co.Auburndale0%
43+20Fiddler’s Ridge FarmsLake Wales0%
44+20San Sebastian WinerySt Augustine0%
45+20Catanias WineryEnglewood0%
46+20Whispering Oaks WineryOxford0%
47+20Chautauqua Vineyards & WineryDefuniak Springs0%
48+20Emerald Coast WineryMiramar Beach0%
49NRThe Hidden VineWest Palm Beach0%
50-41Endless Summer Vineyard & WineryFt Pierce0%
51-28Redi-2-Drinq ShotpaqSarasota-1%
52-49Schnebly Redland’s WineryHomestead-1%
53-47Aspirations WineryClearwater-1%
54-26Brookstone WinesBrooksville-2%
55-19Monticello vineyards & WineryMonticello-2%
56-37Bluefield Estate WineryGainesville-3%
57-39Florida Estates WineryLand O’Lakes-3%
58-57Keel & Curley WineryPlant City-4%
59-35Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa-4%
60-31Gilded Grape WineryPort Charlotte-5%
61-44Tarpon Springs Castle WineryTarpon Springs-6%
62-51Murielle WineryClearwater-7%
63-32Two Lions WineryDunedin-7%
64-50Wine Making PantrySarasota-9%
65-60Island Grove Wine Co.Hawthorne-12%
66-36Al Rite Fruits & SyrupsMiami-15%
67-24Old Oaks VineyardBonifay-17%
68-29Log Cabin WinerySatsuma-28%
69-43Oak Haven WinerySorrento-41%

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 October 2014
Micanopy Winery
Fox Den Winery & Cellar
VL American Republics
De Luna Winery
Wine Stream
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.
San Sebastian Winery
Catanias Winery
Whispering Oaks Winery
Chautauqua Vineyards & Winery
Emerald Coast Winery
The Hidden Vine

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 October 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.