Industry Resources

From growing grapes to starting a winery to establishing an AVA, the North Carolina Wine & Grape Council is here to help wineries, growers, winemakers, and other professionals find the resources they need to enhance the quality and viability of the state’s viticultural industry.

Starting a Winery in North Carolina

Starting a commercial winery in North Carolina requires several steps, reporting requirements and rules. Here's a guide to help you get started.

NC Wine and Grape Council 2022-2023

  • Chuck Johnson, Chair – Windsor Run Cellars and Shadow Springs Vineyard
  • Mandy Houser – Shelton Vineyards
  • Amy Helton – Hanover Park Vineyard
  • Ron Taylor – Lu Mil Vineyard
  • Thomas Salley – Town of Wilkesboro
  • Hailey Klepcyk – Piccione Vineyards
  • Daryl Locklear – Locklear Vineyard & Winery
  • Diana Jones – Jones von Drehle Vineyard & Winery
  • Martin Crompton – Union Grove Farm
  • David Myrick – Myrick Vineyards