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Arkansas, winery, winemaking, operating a winery


This publication is for anyone who has ever considered entering the wine industry. The goal of this publication is to provide information about requirements and procedures for starting a winery. It is not a “how-to” manual but rather is designed to serve as a starting point to investigate the many aspects of owning and operating a winery. Although the manuscript frequently refers to procedures for starting a winery in Arkansas, the concepts presented are applicable throughout the U.S. Detailed economic information on starting a winery is covered in a companion publication. Both publications are part of a project supported by the National Research Initiative of the USDA Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, grant number #2006-55618-17203. The purpose of this grant is to provide research and training to help owners of small- and medium-sized farms in Arkansas and throughout the U.S. explore the potential for grapes as an alternative and sustainable crop.

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