This section is filled with information for winery owners, wine grape growers, winemakers, tasting room staff and others related to the Colorado wine industry.
FSMA Compliance for Wineries
Access documents about the history of the Colorado wine industry here.
Access resources on how to improve quality in the vineyard and in the winery.
Access materials to assist in developing your business.
Access videos and presentations here.
This section contains resources for Colorado grapegrowers.
USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant funded program to provide an educational networking series for the Colorado Wine industry focusing on specific wine grape varieties.
From the Journal of the Western Slope (Volume 11, Number 2).
A promotional booklet c. 1896 from the Commissioner of Immigration for Mesa County, Colorado detailing the bounty and advantages of the Grand Valley.
The Rocky Mountain Association of Vintners and Viticulturalists and The Western Colorado Business Development Corporation requested that Compliance Service of America provide this report on the various options for winery licensing that would create greater opportunities for winegrape growers to turn their crop into wine.
An overview of how the Food Safety Modernization Act applies to wineries and how wineries can comply with the new rules.
Wineries must register with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) as food manufacturers. The CDPHE is also the in-state contractor for FDA’s compliance efforts under the Food Safetey Modernization Act. Find the link on this page to register as a food manufacturer, and note that a winery is only responsible for the $100 annual application fee and not any additional registration fee. Contact Jon Strauss, email@example.com with any questions.
Compiled by CSU MSc student, Jonathan Sautter, in fulfillment of graduation requirement with funding from a Specialty Crop Block Grant awarded to the CWIDB by the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture.
State of Colorado division in charge of Colorado liquor and tobacco laws and regulations through education, outreach, licensing, inspections and enforcement activities.
This is the annual overview of CWIDB activities presented during VinCO 2018.