Sale Advantages

Additional Selling Points

  • BBW lays in both Amish Country and the Mohican River Valley recreation area.
  • BBW is currently only open four months per year. Sales revenue would increase substantially if open all year long.
  • BBW is currently only open three days per week. Sales revenue would increase substantially if open all week long.
  • BBW currently is closed each season for two major holiday weekends (Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends). This is a personal choice by the owners at the expense of increased sales revenue. Buyer would probably want to capitalize on these very profitable weekends and remain open.
  • BBW does not distribute wine to other retailers. Sales revenue could increase over 10X with national distribution of the popular trademarked brands.
  • The General David Wooster (red wine) and Lady Mary Wooster (white wine) both lend themselves to significant wine sales potential in NYC; Greenwich, CT; and among Yale alumni, and at an elevated price point due to the “favorite son” names and the high quality of the wine. These wines can be treated and priced as a Napa Valley wine.
  • BBW does not make beer but does sell beer under its trademarked brand names. Two of these TM’ed names (The Black Cyclone and Rumspringa) lend themselves to national distribution licenses with a major beer manufacturer.
  • All Class 033 trademarks (including but not limited to The Black Cyclone and Rumspringa) include all spiritous liquors, whiskey and vodka), which could be licensed to market spiritous liquor under these brand names.
  • The story of The Black Cyclone (Charles Follis) is being made into a major motion picture. The film has the support of the NFL. See:
  • Scenes from The Black Cyclone movie are tentatively scheduled to be filmed on the BBW property. Specifically, most if not all of the football field and football playing scenes will be filmed in the back BBW field. A 1903-era football field will be constructed in that field for the movie. This may have a significant positive effect on the winery and its trademarked “Black Cyclone” products similar to the Field of Dreams movie of 1989.
  • The Buckeye Berry trademark lends itself to significant national distribution and sales to Ohio State University alumni and booster clubs all over the United States.
  • BBW accepted weddings in the fall of 2020 to test the market. The weddings went extremely well and proved that the wedding market was ripe for this winery location.
  • BBW does not provide wine shipping due to the personal preference of the owners. However, shipping of wines can immediately increase sales revenue.
  • The winery production building is equipped for a tenfold wine production increase over current levels.
  • Music venue capacity can expand to over 2500 guests, at $20-40 per guest, with minimal modifications. We currently try to limit the capacity to about 1000 guests but it easily grows to over 1500 with some music bands. The maximum crowd to date has been 1750 guests.
  • BBW has parking capacity for approximately 5000 guests without purchasing the adjoining farmer’s field.
  • The BBW property has five separate ingress and egress driveways from the highway. Currently, three of these driveways are unused and are reserved for additional guest capacity or future winery functionality.
  • Cover charge can be increased 2X and still be reasonably priced. We are seriously considering this increase for the future.
  • Food service could be added in any number of ways, from multiple dedicated food trucks to repurposing the VRBO across the road into a contract kitchen to converting the large historic residential home into a fine dining restaurant.
  • The existing residential home can be converted into an AirBNB or a restaurant.
  • BBW has enough land for an RV park and/or campgrounds that are extremely popular businesses in this tourist destination of Amish Country and the Mohican River Valley recreation area.
  • Because of the ample parking and top-of-the-hill flat land, BBW also lends itself to annual festivals from Renaissance Fairs to a multitude of Harvest Festivals.
  • When we first opened, we attracted 100% of our guests from the immediate Wooster area. Now, after five years of word-of mouth endorsements, we get about 70% of our guests from outside our area. Most of our guests travel from the metropolitan areas of Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Columbus, Ashland, Mansfield, Massillon, and Medina.
  • One of our biggest appeals for urban guests is that we are a safe, relaxing venue to enjoy quality wine and music in today’s politically charged and unpredictable environment.
  • Ohio has a very stable climate with plenty of available high-quality groundwater. BBW has four very high-quality groundwater wells and one rare artesian water well.
  • The artesian water flows to the surface year round under natural hydraulic pressure, creating a small fish pond.
  • Ohio has no earthquakes or wildfires. I know that by our limited standards, we experience what the local farmers and the press calls a drought about every 10-20 years, but these are not actual drought conditions that the western US experiences. From a climate and geologic perspective, Ohio hasn’t had a drought in over 100 years.
  • BBW is located high on a sloping hillside. Flooding is impossible on the property.
  • BBW receives free natural gas based on the terms of its lease. The annual bill for natural gas is often $0 but never over a couple hundred dollars; that’s for the entire year.
  • Wooster, Ohio is a perfect mix of progressive-minded professionals with the College of Wooster influences, and the surrounding rural farm family values.
  • BBW currently has 22 part-time trained employees. There are no employee issues.
  • Sales revenue breakdown by payment type: Cash is 50-70% and Credit Card is 30-50% on any given weekend.
  • Ohio is one of the best and safest states in the our country during these unsettling times. In fact, within one hour from the winery, Ohio/Intel/Dell/Microsoft are working to create the “Midwest Silicon Valley.” Earlier this year, Intel broke ground for a new $80 billion chip manufacturing plant.
  • BBW, as is and without any changes, is a slice of peace and heaven for those with the entrepreneurial spirit. But the potential is so much more with a little business savvy. The owners like to say, “If we were just twenty years younger, we’d never sell this place.”