Farm and Ranch
Winery owner workshop welcomes industry newcomers
By Gabe Saldana, Texas A&M
Jun 10, 2019
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COLLEGE STATION — A full-day Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service workshop for anyone thinking about entering or expanding efforts in the winemaking industry will cover what it takes to open up shop.

The Prospective and New Winery Owner Workshop takes place July 9 from 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. in Room 224 of the Horticulture and Forestry Science Building, or HFSB, at Texas A&M University, College Station.

Experts will cover legal and permitting requirements, equipment selection, winery design, varietal selections, marketing tips and lessons learned by AgriLife Extension specialists and Texas winemakers.

“The workshop will provide what our group has identified as necessities for beginning or succeeding in the wine industry,” said Dr. Andreea Botezatu, AgriLife Extension enology specialist in College Station. “We’ve made all this information available in one place over one day.”

Prospective and new winery owner workshop event flyer

Cost for the course is $175 per person, $300 per couple in advance, with higher costs onsite. Registration and information are available at

https://tinyurl.com/july9wine. Contact Botezatu for additional information at abotezatu@tamu.edu