Title

Waterfowl Estate

Presenter Information

Brandon Dietrich

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 301

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

Waterfowl Estate is different from other wineries in the greater Spokane area because of agrotourism at the estate. Through competitor analysis of the areas wineries there are no other wineries that promote agrotourism in the area. Waterfowl Estates contracts the majority of its grapes from vineyards across the state. One benefit to having few acres of vineyard under management is the ability to acquire different varieties of grapes in a relatively short amount of time and to reduce initial capital required. The proposed site for the estate is already owned by the founders and is a ten-acre parcel of land with a pole building currently onsite to house the tasting room, and production facilities. The maximum production out of this facility is 6,000 cases annually, with an adjacent site that has room to meet growing demands for the products. The location has several agricultural products that will draw the consumer to the estate. Featuring activities such as Christmas tree cutting, raspberry, blackberries, and pumpkin-picking will draw consumers to the estate during a variety of seasons. With agrotourism activities on-site, Waterfowl Estate will be environmentally conscious and strive to meet top standards in eco-friendly practices. With use of these practices, Waterfowl Estates can help with wetland conservation. Waterfowl Estates plans to produce wines that meet targeted market consumer demands and to use agrotourism to be a success in the industry.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Amy Mumma

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Waterfowl Estate

SURC 301

Waterfowl Estate is different from other wineries in the greater Spokane area because of agrotourism at the estate. Through competitor analysis of the areas wineries there are no other wineries that promote agrotourism in the area. Waterfowl Estates contracts the majority of its grapes from vineyards across the state. One benefit to having few acres of vineyard under management is the ability to acquire different varieties of grapes in a relatively short amount of time and to reduce initial capital required. The proposed site for the estate is already owned by the founders and is a ten-acre parcel of land with a pole building currently onsite to house the tasting room, and production facilities. The maximum production out of this facility is 6,000 cases annually, with an adjacent site that has room to meet growing demands for the products. The location has several agricultural products that will draw the consumer to the estate. Featuring activities such as Christmas tree cutting, raspberry, blackberries, and pumpkin-picking will draw consumers to the estate during a variety of seasons. With agrotourism activities on-site, Waterfowl Estate will be environmentally conscious and strive to meet top standards in eco-friendly practices. With use of these practices, Waterfowl Estates can help with wetland conservation. Waterfowl Estates plans to produce wines that meet targeted market consumer demands and to use agrotourism to be a success in the industry.