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Dr. Richard Vine

Dr. Richard Vine

Commercial wine production begins from quality grapes. Consistent transformation of vintage after vintage into superior products commanding fair prices and competing successfully in the general requires talented winemaking and adequate facilities.

Thorough planning and intelligent foresight economize scarce resources into building wineries with the best opportunities for favorable investment returns. With more than 45 years of winery design and construction consulting experience I can offer expertise in every phase of winery start-up projects.

812 325-7676
vine@purdue.edu

Professor of Enology Emeritus - Purdue University
46 years experience with more than 50 commercial wineries

Author:  WINE APPRECIATION (2 editions) Wiley, NY  1997  ISBN: 0-471-15396-6

Author:  COMMERCIAL WINEMAKING, AVI, CT  1981 (out of print)

Co-Author:  WINEMAKING - From Grape Growing to Marketplace (2 editions)  Kluwer Scientific, NY 2002  ISBN: 0-306-47474-4
 
Client references upon request
Personal references upon request

PROJECT EVALUATION
history, reality, feasibility

BUSINESS MODELS PLANNING
goals, budgets, resources

ADMINISTRATION
management, employement, taxes, insurance

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
federal, state, local

SITE SELECTION
accessability, utilities, restrictions, political climate

WINERY DESIGN
scope, flow, efficiency, architectural appeal

EQUIPMENT, TANKAGE & COOPERATE SELECTION
buying, leasing, co-op, new vs. used, maintenance

PRODUCTION
production line design, processing, aging, packaging, inventory

MARKETING PLAN
advertising, sales promotion, programs, shipping

ON SITE PROGRAMS
tasting room, gift shop, events

SALES
wholesale, feedback and repeat

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Dedicated to helping wineries create quality wine beyond the vine.
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