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Economics: Grape and Wine Production

GRAPE PRODUCTION

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

WINE PRODUCTION

Marketing

Operating Economics

Business Plans

CONTRACTS and PROCESSING LIENS

 

Contracts

Liens and Commercial Codes

  • Filing a WA State Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) – Used for filing a public notice that you (grower) have interest in the property sold (grapes) to another party (winery). This does not replace a contract, but rather, is complementary to one.
  • WA Processor Liens - Washington State WAC Code – What you can do if you do not get paid for delivered, contracted wine grapes.

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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