Educational Resources

This section is filled with information for winery owners, wine grape growers, winemakers, tasting room staff and others related to the Colorado wine industry.

Historical resources

Access documents about the history of the Colorado wine industry here.

Quality improvement

Access resources on how to improve quality in the vineyard and in the winery.

Business development

Access materials to assist in developing your business.


Access videos and presentations here.

Viticultural Resources

This section contains resources for Colorado grapegrowers.

Cultivar Camp

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.

This presentation gives an overview of how the CWIDB markets Colorado wine as an agricultural product, touches on Colorado terroir, gives a brief history of wine in Colorado, including Prohibition, and a quick look at the three-tier system of beverage alcohol distribution implemented as a result of Repeal.