What is a Certified Florida Winery?

FDACS-SealUnder the Florida Farm Winery Program, which is administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), a Florida winery may qualify as a tourist attraction only if it is registered with and certified in writing by the FDACS as a Florida Farm Winery. This certification status must be re-examined by the FDACS on a yearly basis.

To qualify as a Florida Farm Winery, the winery must:

  • Produce and sell less than 250,000 gallons of wine annually of which 60 percent of the wine produced is made from state agricultural products.

  • Maintain an operating vineyard with a minimum of 5 acres of owned or managed land in Florida which produces commodities used in the production of wine.

  • Be open to the public for tours, tastings, and sales at least 30 hours each week.

  • Apply annually to the FDACS for recognition as a Florida Farm Winery.

  • Pay an annual application and registration fee of $100.

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