Bottles of wine
Updated: May 7, 2022

Starting a Winery

Winery Planning and Design

  • Getting Started
    Maryland Wineries Association
    Facts and the process of becoming a Licensed Winery

Production (Fermentation, Aging, Barrels, Stabilization, Filtration, and Bottling)

  • Enology Notes
    Wine/Enology Grape Chemistry Group, Virginia Tech
    Bruce Zoecklein, Professor Emeritus, Department of Food Science and Technology

    Enology Notes newsletter contains information on winemaking. 
  • Winegrapes Terms
    Definitions on various terms on winemaking


  • The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and Your Winery
    Eastern Viticulture and Enology Forum Webinar Series. The event is a collaborative effort between Cornell AgriTech, Virginia Tech, and Penn State Extension for eastern U.S. grape growers and winemakers

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011. FDA now considers wineries to be in the category of food manufacturing plants and they therefore must be registered with the FDA and comply with FSMA. Is your winery exempt? If not, what is required?