Going Commercial

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  1. Jul 25, 2018 #21

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    Good :) Cant wait to see it when its 100% completed
     
  2. Jul 26, 2018 #22

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    If I had the spare cash to have someone else do my dry walling it is. As it stands I've put in the sinks for my Winery (Ran the plumbing) and have been building it out with good old fashioned sweat equity. I've got my ILCC (State) Inspection next week.

    Great to hear things went well with the city. It's going to be exciting to see what it looks like when it's done and to start moving the wine!
     
  3. Sep 30, 2018 #23

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    Well... It has been a hard run these past few months but just a final inspection and I have my small winemakers license to produce wine for sale!
     
  4. Sep 30, 2018 #24

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    And The Wine House is done!
    Just build and fill the wine cellar now....
     
  5. Sep 30, 2018 #25

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    Awwwww-RIGHT! Congratu-lucking-fations! It looks great.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2018 #28

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    Congratulations!!!!!!
     
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    I am also thinking of going to the next step, good luck!
     
  10. Oct 1, 2018 #30

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    Please post the address (and hours) for those close enough to visit. I live in Ohio and find myself in Toledo regularly (son lives there). So, we could stop by and sample some of your product!
     
  11. Oct 4, 2018 #31

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    Congratulations, that looks fantastic. Your hard work is paying off. I'm wrapping up my red tape journey within the next few weeks. I'll post my narrative when it's all said and done.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2018 #32

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    Wow!! Definitely jealous...…. Beats my home winery, working around the snowmobile!! Congrats!
     
  13. Nov 9, 2018 #33

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    askinks3097, there is an interesting thread here regarding PA licensing for wineries - and some of the complexities and also some of the ways some wine makers are turning the changes to their advantage. Here's a link if you want to check it out:

    https://www.winemakingtalk.com/threads/pennsylvania-winery-question.57379/page-3

    That being said, I've been making wine as a hobby for a few years now and recently started making more and more of it (seems hard to leave the primary empty these days, lol)... and I too am considering one day moving toward a more commercial operation. I'd love to "start small" in my spare time, but the limits in PA seem to make that a bit challenging.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2018 #34

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    Congrats sdelli! Looks amazing! Hope it brings you years and years of joy and fulfillment... and profits!
     
  15. Nov 10, 2018 #35

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    Just an FYI, 1400 bottles is nothing. make sure to keep your tanks full, and be prepared for a LOT of work, everyday.Good luck and Congrats!!!!
     
  16. Nov 10, 2018 #36

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    Very excited for you! The place looks fabulous.

    What kind of winters do you guys experience in Ohio? Is the through the wall cooling system going to have issues?

    Please continue to post pictures especially as you build out your cellar.
     
  17. Dec 15, 2018 #37

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    I'm a bit jealous, being an amateur who would like to go pro but live in a dry county. It might go wet so there's still hope. I'm curious about what your expectations are from a profitability standpoint. Personally, I wouldn't go commercial if I didn't think I could do it profitably.
    Anyway- best of luck!
     
  18. Dec 22, 2018 #38

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    Been 4 1/2 years since the doors opened and I'm still waiting.
     
  19. Dec 26, 2018 #39

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    I'm operating out of my house commercially, so my overhead is quite a bit lower. I'm going into year 4 (only 1st year of "doors" open) now looking like I might make a hundred bucks profit if everything goes well. Labor of love?
     
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    In your profit calculation are you including the startup costs or is the $100 the difference between your sales revenue and your current costs?
     

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