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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 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)
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 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.
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.