In recent years many states in the United States have created a new class of winery license, the farm winery, to allow farms to produce and sell wines on site. Farm wineries differ from commercial wineries in that the fruit which is the source of the wine is usually produced on the farm, and the final product is also sold on the farm. States such as New York have given a special permit to open a satellite store in a tourist area. With New York's passing of the Farm Winery Law of 1976 an example was set for many other states to pass similar laws.

Farm wineries are usually at a much smaller scale than commercial ones. Farm wineries may produce distinctive and very high quality wines. There are highly competitive contests by which wineries can establish prestige by winning in their categories. Farm wineries are a form of value added marketing, also known as agritourism, for farmers who may otherwise be struggling to show a profit.

Source: French Wine

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September 22, 2010


Excellent image... sure it will do well

September 22, 2010


I love wine :-) the photo just make a nice taste to take a glass of wine and to sip it with some nice thoughts or company :-) Good luck with the image!

September 21, 2010


And now I am very thirsty. I think I will go home and have a glass of wine.......

September 21, 2010


Now a lot more can say "That Little Old Wine Maker - Me".
Your photo has a real good chance - great shot.

September 21, 2010


Mmmm, it looks tasty. Nice photo.

September 21, 2010


Agrotourism is a very good business!

September 21, 2010


Lovely info and a great shot!

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