How much does it cost to make your wine?
Zinquistion recently posted on the topic, Why does good California wine cost so much? Saint Vini gave a very thorough breakdown of where the money for a $20 bottle of wine actually goes. The thing that I found most striking about the conclusion was that not only does the winery only make about $1.12 per bottle, but most if not all of this must be reinvested.
Winemaking is a high overhead business, and wineries not only need to buy new barrels and grapes, but also may need to update their production facilities, replant vineyards, etc. I must admit that I have been taken aback by the high price of wine from time to time, but Saint Vini’s breakdown in mind, there does not seem to be much to complain about.