Under 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.