WSU Viticulture and Enology

Research and Extension

Economics: Grape and Wine Production

See additional information under Business Planning and Marketing.


Grape Statistics

Cost-of-Production Calculators

  • Northwest Grapes: Cost-of-Production Calculators:    This online tool replaces printed enterprise budgets for establishing a vineyard in Washington. Tools exist for both wine and juice grape production, using conventional or ORGANIC methods. It provides establishment and annual maintenance costs, based on different scenarios identified by the user.
  • AgProfit™ – AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

Economics and Budgets



Economic Impact Reports

Operating Economics

Business Plans


Quick Links

Viticulture Self-Directed Courses

Take individual programs from the Viticulture Certificate Course, and custom-build your knowledge base.  A course on Vineyard Economics, and Viticulture – Enology Interface are available, among others.

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