Establishing a winery is not for the faint of heart, weak of back, or shallow of pocket. Those who have done so have found many rewards, not the least of which is the privilege of being associated with people who have followed their dreams.
Much information is available to help guide winemakers toward a successful business, and Indiana is among the few fortunate states that have a support staff in place, offering free technical assistance to anyone requesting the service. We hope the following articles will give an honest picture of what is involved to begin a small wine business.
If, after reading the articles, you are still attracted to the idea, purchase a few of the listed books, attend a few of the wine conferences you will find listed at this web site, and give us a call.
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Resources for Small Winery Startups
The Indiana Wine Grape Council was developed to assist commercial and amateur winemakers and grape growers within the state. To assist interested winemakers and grape growers in learning more about the Indiana wine and grape industry, a series of publications have been developed.
These publications can be found on the Purdue Fruit and Vegetable Connection Web Site. The site also contains resources for Indiana growers, numerous and links to pertinent information across the Eastern U.S.. If you are interested in receiving updates and additional information via email, a mail group was created for Indiana's grape growers and winemakers on the site.