Resources to help your winery grow

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.

NC Wine and Grape Council

Ethan Brown, Co-Chair - Shelton Vineyards

William Yost, Co-Chair - Cauble Creek Vineyard

Bill Hatcher - Duplin Winery

Ron Taylor - Lu Mil Vineyard

Thomas Salley - Town of Wilkesboro

Ian Taplin - Wake Forest University

Jerry Douglas - Biltmore Wine Company

John Wright - Sanctuary Vineyards

Mark Friszolowski - Childress Vineyards

Tina Smith - Cypress Bend Vineyards


Winery Hospitality Management Program

Overview & Modules

Practice Simulations

Certification Exam


North Carolina Resources

ABC Commission

Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services

NC Muscadine Grape Association

NC Wine Quality Alliance Program (QAP)

NC Winegrowers Association Your Portal to North Carolina Government

Federal Resources

Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)