Economics: Grape and Wine Production
See additional information under Business Planning and Marketing.
- 2015 USA Non-Citrus Fruit and Nut Report (NASS: July 2016 Final Report)
- 2015 Wine Grape Release – (NASS: Feb 2016)
- 2013 NW Noncitrus Fruit and Nut Report – (NASS: Jul 2014)
- 2012 AgriFacts for Washington – (NASS: Jan 2013)
- 2011 WA Viticulture Acreage Report – (NASS: Sept 2011)
- Historic WA Wine Grape Prices (1985-2013) – (NASS)
- Historic WA Juice Grape Prices (1934-2013) – (NASS)
- Historic WA Grape Prices – All (1908-2013) – (NASS)
- National Agriculture Statistics Service WA Fruit (NASS) – General website for production statistics
- 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
- WESTERN WA – Establishing an Organic Vineyard (2009) – A report from the WSU-Mt. Vernon wine grape trials. Includes a budget for establishment costs, as well as methods for determining establishment costs.
- WESTERN WA – Establishing a Pinot noir Vineyard in W. Oregon– OSU #EM8969e. The Willamette Valley budgets have some similarities to western WA production.
- Marketing Washington Wines at the Wholesale Level – WSU #XB1015E
Economic Impact Reports
- 2015 Economic Impact of WA Wine Industry – Washington Wine Commission
- Northwest Winery Cost-of-Production Calculator
- Small Winery Investment and Operating Costs – WSU #EB1996
- Bulk Winery Investment and Operating Costs – WSU #XB0997E
- WineryWise: A Washington Guide to Sustainable Winemaking – WAWGG
- Writing a Business Plan: An Example for a Small Premium Winery – Cornell University
- Winery and Vineyard Feasibility Workbook – Agriculture Marketing Resource Center
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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