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Bob Green, Director of HACC's Viticulture and Enology program, has provided several considerations important for new winery owners to review before committing to the production facility's renovations or building:
Additionally, there are several resources available that you should consider reading and understanding prior to building, operating, and opening a winery. These books primarily focus on commercial winemaking practices, the use of analytical quality control in the winery, proper wine microbiology, and winery economics. Although winemaking can be fun and artistic, there is also a basic science involved that is essential to understand in order to produce high quality wines in Pennsylvania. Below is a list of several books that may be helpful to someone starting out with a new wine business:
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Winery by Thomas Pellechia. (2008) ISBN: 1592578187.
How to Launch Your Wine Career: Dream Jobs in America's Hottest Industry by Liz Thatch and Brian D'Emilio. (2009) ISBN: 1934259063
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