You are using an old browser that may not function as expected.
For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Farm-gate sales

Term (also ex-cellar sales) for the direct sale of wine on site by the producer to the end consumer. This is particularly widespread in German-speaking countries and in the New World, and in most of these countries it accounts for the largest share of the various forms of wine trade. Very often, a personal relationship develops between producer and customer, which has a very positive effect with regard to the tasting possibilities at the time of purchase. The often generous scope granted in terms of time and wines is not possible with the other forms of sale (specialist wine shop, grocery shop). In addition, it is possible to obtain information about the winemaking methods of the wines concerned at the source and to carry out wine tastings on the spot. See also under Producers.

Voices of our members

Thomas Götz

Serious sources on the internet are rare - and Wine lexicon from wein.plus is one such source. When researching for my articles, I regularly consult the wein.plus encyclopaedia. There I get reliable and detailed information.

Thomas Götz
Weinberater, Weinblogger und Journalist; Schwendi

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

26,266 Keywords · 46,869 Synonyms · 5,322 Translations · 31,599 Pronunciations · 193,697 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon