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.

CO Wine Industry Newsletter Articles and Information

The documents and information on this page were originally sent out to the Colorado wine industry in the email newsletters from the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board.

If you would like to be added to the Colorado wine industry emailing list, please contact or 303.869.9177.

FSMA Compliance for Wineries and Vineyards

The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011 made the most wide-ranging changes to the growing, production and manufacturing of food, which includes beverages such as wine and cider.  This section provided resources for both wineries, subject to the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, and grape-growers, under the Produce Safety Rule.

FSMA Produce Safety Rule for Grape-Growers

FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food (Wineries)

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.


Access videos and presentations here.

Responsible Server Training

The CO Wine Industry Development Board offers the TIPS Responsible Server Training in both in-person and live-streamed versions.  Please contact Doug Caskey for more information on these trainings, or 303.869.9177.

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.

Brief overview of 2018 Legislation that might impact wineries.

Sections 14 and 16 of Article XVIII of the Constitution of Colorado do not permit open and public consumption of marijuana and the State Liquor Licensing Authority deems liquor licensed premises to be public places:
“No person or entity licensed under Article 46, 47, or 48 of Title 12, C.R.S. shall permit the consumption of marijuana and/or marijuana products as defined in sections 14 and 16 of Article XVIII of the Constitution of Colorado on any licensed premises.”
(1 CCR 203-2, Liquor Regulation 47-900 paragraph E)