Posted by: Nov 23, 2014

Florida Wineries Report Logo (14.11)Two new wineries in September’s Florida Wineries Report.

Monthly Highlights

  • We introduce a new table in this report: a comparison of the Florida wineries’’ taxpaid sales compared to taxpaid sales of all wine in Florida.
  • Two new wineries are included in this edition of The Florida Wineries Report: Whispering Oaks Winery in Oxford and Wine Stream in Tampa.
  • In September 2014, the total number of reporting wineries stands at 68. Of those 36 reported taxpaid sales.
  • Month-to-month taxpaid sales was up 19.8% in September 2014. Total taxpaid sales during the rolling last-twelve-months (LTM) increased by 2.71%.

Florida Wineries Monthly Taxpaid Sales

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

Reported Monthly Taxpaid Sales by Florida Wineries
for the month of September 2014
Monthly RankRanking ChangeWineryCitySales
(in cases)
10Seabreeze WineryPanama City Beach885.71
2-1Keel & Curley WineryPlant City345.93
3+1Schnebly Redland’s WineryHomestead260.73
40Florida WineryMadeira Beach253.43
5-1Island Grove Wine Co.Hawthorne136.69
6-3Flagler Beachfront WineryFlagler Beach107.12
70Quantum Leap WineryOrlando83.21
8-4Endless Summer Vineyard & WineryFt Pierce65.93
9-1Bunker Hill Vineyard & WineryDuette57.19
10+5Aspirations WineryClearwater39.56
11-6Murielle WineryClearwater38.17
12+1Kelley’s Traditional Irish CiderCape Canaveral36.66
13+5Copp WineryCrystal River35.80
14-8Wine Making PantrySarasota35.05
15-18Redi-2-Drinq ShotpaqSarasota33.23
16+1Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa30.67
17-3Tarpon Springs Castle WineryTarpon Springs29.30
18-1Bluefield Estate WineryGainesville23.47
19NAThree Oaks WineryVernon22.82
20-6Two Lions WineryDunedin21.04
21+3Tangled Oaks VineyardGrandin19.44
22-1Royal Manor Meadery & WineryInterlachen19.16
23+9Florida Distillers Co.Winter Haven17.53
24+11Henscratch FarmsLake Placid10.02
25-2Hutchinson Farm WineryApopka7.91
26+2Corkscrew WineryOcala7.35
27+2Gilded Grape WineryPort Charlotte7.00
28-8Time to Make WineFort Myers7.00
29+1Beer & Winemakers PantryPinellas Park6.00
300Brookstone WinesBrooksville4.99
31-6Southshore UncorkedApollo Beach4.66
32+3Monticello vineyards & WineryMonticello3.33
33+12Al Rite Fruits & SyrupsMiami3.09
340Old Oaks VineyardBonifay2.16
35-3D’vine Wine Your Place or MineWinter Springs1.33
36+4Mango BottlingCocoa1.00
37NAMicanopy WineryMicanopy0.00
38-2Beverage Operation TechnologyPompano Beach0.00
39NAFox Den Winery & CellarInverness0.00
40-1Naples WinemakingNaples0.00
41NAVL American RepublicsHialeah0.00
420Grande Ridge WineryOld Town0.00
43NADe Luna WineryPensacola0.00
44+9Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing SuppliesBrandon0.00
45NAWine StreamTampa0.00
46NALakeridge WineryClermont0.00
47+4Oak Haven WinerySorrento0.00
48+9Cosy Wine CornerBonita Springs0.00
49NADakotah WineryChiefland0.00
50NARosa Fiorelli WineryBradenton0.00
51+7Yellow River VineyardHolt0.00
52NASons & Daughters FarmLake Worth0.00
53NAIn the Mead TimeWest Palm Beach0.00
54+38Florida Estates WineryLand O’Lakes0.00
55NAStrong Tower VineyardSpring Hill0.00
56NAPanache DistilleryNew Port Richey0.00
57NAFlorida Orange Groves WineryPasadena0.00
58NASt Petersburg Distillery Co.St Petersburg0.00
59NAMizkan AmericasLake Alfred0.00
60NAFlorida Distillers Co.Auburndale0.00
61+16True Blue WineryDavenport0.00
62NAFiddler’s Ridge FarmsLake Wales0.00
63+32Log Cabin WinerySatsuma0.00
64NASan Sebastian WinerySt Augustine0.00
65NACatanias WineryEnglewood0.00
66NAWhispering Oaks WineryOxford0.00
67NAChautauqua Vineyards & WineryDefuniak Springs0.00
68NAEmerald Coast WineryMiramar Beach0.00

Florida Wineries’ LTM Taxpaid Sales

Our next table shows taxpaid sales by each winery for the 12 months ending September 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 September 2014
Monthly RankRanking ChangeWineryCitySales
(in cases)
10Keel & Curley WineryPlant City6,701.09
2-1Seabreeze WineryPanama City Beach5,064.71
3+1Schnebly Redland’s WineryHomestead4,831.98
40Florida WineryMadeira Beach2,626.87
50Island Grove Wine Co.Hawthorne1,978.92
60Aspirations WineryClearwater1,819.06
70Quantum Leap WineryOrlando1,601.22
80Bunker Hill Vineyard & WineryDuette1,223.76
90Endless Summer Vineyard & WineryFt Pierce1,027.25
10-1Henscratch FarmsLake Placid888.13
11+1Murielle WineryClearwater876.09
120Flagler Beachfront WineryFlagler Beach818.67
130Copp WineryCrystal River727.66
140Wine Making PantrySarasota558.35
150Royal Manor Meadery & WineryInterlachen541.09
160Kelley’s Traditional Irish CiderCape Canaveral525.40
170Tarpon Springs Castle WineryTarpon Springs520.05
180Florida Estates WineryLand O’Lakes438.63
190Bluefield Estate WineryGainesville397.32
200True Blue WineryDavenport392.85
21NAThree Oaks WineryVernon385.23
22+1Tangled Oaks VineyardGrandin351.68
230Redi-2-Drinq ShotpaqSarasota333.82
24+2Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa317.44
25+1Naples WinemakingNaples242.02
26+1Oak Haven WinerySorrento239.80
27+1Florida Distillers Co.Winter Haven184.01
28+1Brookstone WinesBrooksville157.24
29+1Gilded Grape WineryPort Charlotte143.65
30+1Al Rite Fruits & SyrupsMiami129.09
310Two Lions WineryDunedin109.55
32+2D’vine Wine Your Place or MineWinter Springs91.99
33+1Corkscrew WineryOcala81.72
340Time to Make WineFort Myers72.44
350Southshore UncorkedApollo Beach67.51
36+3Monticello vineyards & WineryMonticello63.92
37-1Hutchinson Farm WineryApopka48.65
38+2Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing SuppliesBrandon42.86
39+2Log Cabin WinerySatsuma40.34
40+1Beer & Winemakers PantryPinellas Park38.00
41+1Cosy Wine CornerBonita Springs34.54
42+1Yellow River VineyardHolt29.14
43+1Old Oaks VineyardBonifay28.62
44+1Grande Ridge WineryOld Town21.88
45+1Mango BottlingCocoa10.50
46+1Beverage Operation TechnologyPompano Beach0.10
47NAMicanopy WineryMicanopy0.00
48NAFox Den Winery & CellarInverness0.00
49NAVL American RepublicsHialeah0.00
50NADe Luna WineryPensacola0.00
51NAWine StreamTampa0.00
52NALakeridge WineryClermont0.00
53NADakotah WineryChiefland0.00
54NARosa Fiorelli WineryBradenton0.00
55NASons & Daughters FarmLake Worth0.00
56NAIn the Mead TimeWest Palm Beach0.00
57NAStrong Tower VineyardSpring Hill0.00
58NAPanache DistilleryNew Port Richey0.00
59NAFlorida Orange Groves WineryPasadena0.00
60NASt Petersburg Distillery Co.St Petersburg0.00
61NAMizkan AmericasLake Alfred0.00
62NAFlorida Distillers Co.Auburndale0.00
63NAFiddler’s Ridge FarmsLake Wales0.00
64NASan Sebastian WinerySt Augustine0.00
65NACatanias WineryEnglewood0.00
66NAWhispering Oaks WineryOxford0.00
67NAChautauqua Vineyards & WineryDefuniak Springs0.00
68NAEmerald Coast WineryMiramar 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 September 2014
Monthly RankRanking ChangeWineryCityMonthly Growth Rate
1+30Two Lions WineryDunedin24%
2+36Hutchinson Farm WineryApopka19%
30Seabreeze WineryPanama City Beach13%
4+30Time to Make WineFort Myers11%
5+39Mango BottlingCocoa11%
6+17Redi-2-Drinq ShotpaqSarasota9%
7+5Flagler Beachfront WineryFlagler Beach8%
8+27Southshore UncorkedApollo Beach7%
9+7Kelley’s Traditional Irish CiderCape Canaveral7%
10-6Florida WineryMadeira Beach6%
11+6Tarpon Springs Castle WineryTarpon Springs6%
12+30Old Oaks VineyardBonifay3%
13-8Island Grove Wine Co.Hawthorne1%
14-6Bunker Hill Vineyard & WineryDuette1%
15+7Southern Brewing & WinemakingTampa1%
16-9Quantum Leap WineryOrlando1%
17+15Corkscrew WineryOcala1%
18+3Tangled Oaks VineyardGrandin0%
19NAMicanopy WineryMicanopy0%
20+25Beverage Operation TechnologyPompano Beach0%
21-8Copp WineryCrystal River0%
22NAFox Den Winery & CellarInverness0%
23+1Naples WinemakingNaples0%
24NAVL American RepublicsHialeah0%
25+18Grande Ridge WineryOld Town0%
26NADe Luna WineryPensacola0%
27NAWine StreamTampa0%
28NALakeridge WineryClermont0%
29-4Oak Haven WinerySorrento0%
30+10Cosy Wine CornerBonita Springs0%
31NADakotah WineryChiefland0%
32NARosa Fiorelli WineryBradenton0%
33+8Yellow River VineyardHolt0%
34NASons & Daughters FarmLake Worth0%
35NAIn the Mead TimeWest Palm Beach0%
36NAStrong Tower VineyardSpring Hill0%
37NAPanache DistilleryNew Port Richey0%
38NAFlorida Orange Groves WineryPasadena0%
39NASt Petersburg Distillery Co.St Petersburg0%
40NAMizkan AmericasLake Alfred0%
41NAFlorida Distillers Co.Auburndale0%
42NAFiddler’s Ridge FarmsLake Wales0%
43NASan Sebastian WinerySt Augustine0%
44NACatanias WineryEnglewood0%
45NAWhispering Oaks WineryOxford0%
46NAChautauqua Vineyards & WineryDefuniak Springs0%
47NAEmerald Coast WineryMiramar Beach0%
48-47Keel & Curley WineryPlant City-1%
49-40Endless Summer Vineyard & WineryFt Pierce-1%
50-36Wine Making PantrySarasota-1%
51-49Schnebly Redland’s WineryHomestead-1%
52-41Henscratch FarmsLake Placid-1%
53-34Bluefield Estate WineryGainesville-1%
54-24D’vine Wine Your Place or MineWinter Springs-2%
55-40Royal Manor Meadery & WineryInterlachen-2%
56NAThree Oaks WineryVernon-2%
57-24Monticello vineyards & WineryMonticello-2%
58-38True Blue WineryDavenport-2%
59-20Beer & Winemakers PantryPinellas Park-3%
60-54Aspirations WineryClearwater-3%
61-43Florida Estates WineryLand O’Lakes-6%
62-35Brookstone WinesBrooksville-6%
63-53Murielle WineryClearwater-6%
64-35Al Rite Fruits & SyrupsMiami-7%
65-37Gilded Grape WineryPort Charlotte-8%
66-30Bootleggers Beer & Wine Home Brewing SuppliesBrandon-11%
67-30Log Cabin WinerySatsuma-11%
68-42Florida Distillers Co.Winter Haven-21%

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 September 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.
Fiddler’s Ridge Farms
San Sebastian Winery
Catanias Winery
Whispering Oaks Winery
Chautauqua Vineyards & Winery
Emerald Coast Winery

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 September 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.