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How to Start a Winery

Shared by Dana Alexander

Category: Industry, Members

(March 2013) So you want to start a winery? Many people have a similar dream, and an increasing number are making it a reality. The number of new winery start-ups in New York has doubled in this decade, and further growth in expected.

Success depends largely on doing your homework: Having a sound business plan, understanding the costs and challenges of vineyards and wineries, and researching the laws and regulations to make sure your business plan is based on legal practices. This section includes references to some resources to help you get started.