Online wine workshop welcomes industry newcomers

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Writer: Gabe Saldana, 956-408-5040,
Contact: Dr. Andreea Botezatu, 979-845-8563,

COLLEGE STATION — A full-day, online workshop for anyone thinking about entering the wine industry will cover what it takes to open up shop.

The Prospective and New Winery Owner Workshop takes place Dec. 4 from 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The web-only event is held by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. It welcomes expert speakers to cover legal and permitting requirements, equipment selection, winery design, varietal selections, marketing tips and lessons learned.

“The workshop will provide what our group has identified as necessities for beginning or succeeding in the wine industry,” said Dr. Andreea Botezatu, AgriLife Extension enology specialist in College Station. “We’ve made all this information available in one place over one day.”

Cost for the course is $350. Registration and online participation information are available at Contact Botezatu for additional information at


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