Is there any money in a winery?

Do people who own winerys make decent money for the most part? I know that they need sell decent wine, but if they do, could there be a lot on money in it?

Thanks!

in general, no. unless you are a very large operation.

Really? Just curious, how do you know about this?

i've visited quite a few smaller ones, mostly in the hudson valley. by smaller i mean they prolly produce about a few thousand cases per year. most of them didnt even sell to distributors, they merely sold out of the winery.

its also a very risky business. the larger wineries make a lot of scientific/ horticultural preparations to make sure they develop a fairly consistent product.

i guess its not impossible but i think its pretty rare.