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Vineyard Financial Calculator



Authors as Published

Tremain Hatch, Viticulture Research/Extension Associate, Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center; Peter Callan, Extension Agent, Farm Business Management, Culpeper County, Virginia Cooperative Extension; Tony Wolf, Professor of Horticulture, Virginia Tech, and Director, Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center

This publication is available in an EXCEL file only.

The Vineyard Financial Calculator is an educational tool that is useful for comparing the financial performance of different vineyard operational scenarios. This tool's intended user is an individual or organization exploring the financial requirements of vineyard establishment and operation in Virginia. The tool was designed to forecast the approximate pretax annual cash inflows and outflows of a vineyard − information required to build a business prospectus. Users can modify certain input variables, such as vineyard size and labor costs, as well as outputs, such as crop level, to tailor the projections to personal expectations. The VFC is only a predictive tool; actual results could vary from those predicted due to site conditions, variances in costs, or unanticipated gains or losses.  

This tool was created in 2016 and originally published in 2017.  The principals with which this tool operates are still valid, but the raw material prices may have changed.

Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

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Publication Date

September 23, 2022