Mount Pleasant Estates Announces Record Sales
July 13, 2012
Mount Pleasant Estates Winery in Augusta, MO reported record sales for fiscal year 2011. Sales increased 19% on a year-over-year basis to $3.55 million for 2011. Both retail and event sales increased during the period. Private event sales increased 8.2% to $367,430. Investments in improving private event space resulted in a doubling in the number of weddings according to the winery. “We’re proud that our hard work has paid off this year,” said Chuck Dressell, president.
Mount Pleasant Estates is privately held. During January 2012, The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that Mount Pleasant Winery was taken off the market after Dressell’s efforts to sell the operation. A representative of Mount Pleasant said that the winery is not for sale.
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Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.
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