- WineryWise: A Washington Guide to Sustainable Winemaking – WAWGG
- Writing a Business Plan: An Example for a Small Premium Winery (.pdf) – Cornell University
- Winery and Vineyard Feasibility Workbook – Agriculture Marketing Resource Center
- Small Farm Funding Resources – USDA-NAL
- Starting or Diversifying an Agricultural Business – Penn State
- Agribusiness Planning: Providing Direction for Agricultural Firms – Penn State
- Small Farms Team – WSU Website
- Financing your Business – WSDA
- Vine to Wine: Successfully Establishing a Vineyard or Winery – WSU #OM41
- WESTERN WA – Establishing an Organic Vineyard (2009) (.pdf) – 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 (.pdf) – OSU #EM8969e. The Willamette Valley budgets have some similarities to western WA production.
- Northwest Grapes: Cost-of-Production Calculators – online tool that 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™ – 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.
- Northwest Winery Cost-of-Production Calculator
- Small Winery Investment and Operating Costs (.pdf) – WSU #EB1996
- Bulk Winery Investment and Operating Costs (.pdf) – WSU #XB0997E
Grape Production Statistics
- National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) – Washington Fruit Reports: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Washington/Publications/Fruit/index.php
Marketing and Contracts
- Small Farms and Direct Marketing – WSDA
- International Marketing – WSDA
- Farm-To-Schools – WSDA
- Marketing Washington Wines at the Wholesale Level (.pdf) – WSU #XB1015E
- Getting Paid: Tools for Washington Grape Growers (.pdf) – Washington Wine Industry Foundation
- Grape Contracts (.pdf) – 2009 Wines and Vines Magazine
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.
- Succession Planning – Washington State Conservation Commission
- Succession Planning: For Wineries and Vineyards – Penn State Extension Blog
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