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Old 12-16-2011, 12:06 PM   #21
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Somewhat depends on what you want to do. Like Grapeman posted, you need a license from the TTB first, but if you are doing a vineyard and want to do 85% Missouri product, you can choose to go by state regulations. I'm not exactly sure what all is involved down that road, but it is very different. See if you are doing that, you are state regulated vs federal regulated. Either way you need fed and state licenses, then if you want to have a tasting room (not just go through some distributor, which is a license again if you want to do that yourself) you will need a retail liqour license from the state too and you will need to have your premise bonded by an insurance company. Then there is county licenses and city (if applicable). If you want to look at what is needed, you can always stop by here....

http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/...ad.php?t=16767

Yeah - not sure if I was going to run a vineyard to start off - might be nice to eventually get a nice vineyard going - there are several vineyards in the area that have good grapes and a lot of them.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:39 PM   #22
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Yes, Doug, I would be interested in his contact information.
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Does anyone have any info. on starting a winery in PA and what would be needed?

 
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:04 PM   #24
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Does anyone have any info. on starting a winery in PA and what would be needed?
Deep pockets to make life easier and then see the above posts for a start. Check with your state extension offices also.
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:11 PM   #25
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You just got to move to Iowa about $300.00 Year and your a winery!!!!
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:13 PM   #26
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You just got to move to Iowa about $300.00 Year and your a winery!!!!
For the license, and then a few hundred thousand for a vineyard and winery if you watch your pennies.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:19 PM   #27
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Price of land has gone up in Iowa, however you could start one for not that much money. Thats if you grow your own grapes, if not 50.00 a year and your there
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For the license, and then a few hundred thousand for a vineyard and winery if you watch your pennies.
Yeah, the vineyard is what gets expensive when you get into it. We buy all our fruit, so we don't have to have the land or the time and money to tend to it.
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If you go the vineyard route, count on spending $10,000 per acre for vines and trellising. Additional $ for equipment and sprays. Then 3-4 years before first harvest.

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If you go the vineyard route, count on spending $10,000 per acre for vines and trellising. Additional $ for equipment and sprays. Then 3-4 years before first harvest.

Fred
For those getting into trying a vineyard. Here is are some resources on costs and production:

http://viticulture.hort.iastate.edu/wsfeb01/bp.pdf

http://oardc.osu.edu/grapeweb/OGEN/0...timation06.pdf

http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/hort2/mf2370.pdf
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