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Production Resources (for commercial & amateur winemaking; see also Business Resources)
""new"." = newly added (or refurbished) as of last update and verification on October 19, 2018

Advice & Instruction (home & amateur)
All Winemaking offers a manual & newsletter for home wine makers

"new". Enartis's main business is providing chemical analysis, testin and consulting for wine producers, but they also offer seminars, webinars, and white papers on various aspects and operations of fermentation, clarification, bottling, etc. that can be helpful to the home-based as well as the commercial wine or cider maker.

Home Brew Talk discussion board for home wine and beer makers

Jack Keller Winemaking offers instructive narratives and articles for beginning to advanced home wine makers (page down to the bank of yellow buttons), along with a reading list, materials suppliers and resources, related links (very comprehensive and regularly updated), news of winemaking competitions, etc., from an Amateur Winemakers group in Texas (where it ain't easy!). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

UC Davis Viticulture & Enology Homewinemaking

Analysis & Testing Services & Supplies
Accuvin - commercial and amateur testing services

Baker Wine & Grape Analysis (Central Coast)

Enartis - (formerly Vinquiry) equipment, supplies, analysis and consulting services for production

ETS Labs - commercial analysis and many online tools and articles

UCD Foundation Plant Services DNA-based grape variety identification & profiling services

Gusmer Enterprises - production and testing supplies - FREE online calculators for wine making operations, including nutrients, SO2, acidulation, chaptalization, blending costs, appellations, percentages, etc. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

winemakeri, inc - ingredients, equipment and supplies

Bottling & Closures
Amorim cork supplier has lots of good general information on the "Natural Cork" tab

Envino - environmentally-responsible (light weight, recyclable, unbreakable) wine bottles

Equipment & Supplies
Barrel Mill (Avon, MN)

Demptos Napa- coopers

Flextank - containers for wine making, olive curing, etc

Foss Analytics for Wine - chemical analysis solutions

Innerstave - oak flavor alternatives

Lamanuzzi & Pantaleo - winemaking supplies and equipment (Madera, CA)

Optek - inline photometric analyzers (Essen, Germany & Germantown, WI)

P&L Specialties - sorting tables, bins, catwalks, pumps and all manner of stainless and aluminum fruit handling equipment and custom fabrication (Santa Rosa, CA)

Premier Wine Cask, Inc barrels, closures, presses, rack systems, etc

Presque Isle Wine Cellars - winemaking supplies and equipment (Pennsylvania)

Scott Laboratories - supplies and equipment for fermentation, filtration, analysis, and packaging (Petaluma, CA & Pickering, Canada)

Sonoma Cast Stone - concrete fermentation tanks in all shapes & sizes

TankNET - web-based fermentation control

Tonnellerie Radoux (USA, also France) - barrel suppliers

Valley Pipe & Supply - presses, pipes, valves, etc. (Fresno, CA)

winemakeri - supplies and information for the home wine maker

World Cooperage Company

Finances & Operations (see also Business Resources)

eSkye - solutions for integration of beverage sales and depletion data

InnoVint - software to monitor, manage, and track all phases of production from vineyard to case goods

Grape Sources (see also Analysis & Testing)
Allied Grape Growers supplies grapes and provides information on the wine grape market for both growers and buyers

For Farmers is an exchange for buyers and sellers of bottled and bulk wine

Grapevine Cutting Sales (Oregon)

Turrentine Wine Brokerage is a wholesale source for grapes, bulk wine and bottled wine

Inventory / Logistics / Tasting RoomeProvenance provides monitoring of wine transportation and storage conditions.

Salina Glass - specializing in wine glasses of all types, including printed and personalized

Labels & Packaging
Bottle Your Brand custom prints small-quantity labels

Gorilla Shipper makes certifiably secure, environmentally responsible, and economically efficient wine shipping cartons

Maverick Label Company offers a wide variety of custom-printed labels

Vencaps - machines for the printing and application of capsules for still and sparkling wines

Production Services
Central Coast Wine Services - wine elaboration and case goods storage

Paso Robles Wine Services - wine elaboration and case goods storage

Redwood Valley Custom Crush

Vinpak - one-stop production, packaging and distribution services (Australia)

Wine Industry Technology Symposium - annual interdisciplinary conference in Napa Valley

Publications (commercial)
Practical Winery & Vineyard (taken over by Wine & Vines)

Wine Business OnLine and Wine Business Monthly provides news and information for professionals in all aspects of the industry (subscription required for full access). RECOMMENDED

WineMaker Magazine

Wines & Vines is one of the oldest wine industry publications. Their website home page has many categories of wine news that branch farther and delve deeper than mere wine consumption, always containing information of interest and amusement. The annual Wines & Vines Directory is the master rolodex for wine commerce in the US. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Vineyard Services
Australian Wine Research Institute performs a wide range of services in areas from agrochemicals to regulatory compliance, conducts research, performs analyses, provides solution advice, publishes papers, etc. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

"new". Bergman Euro National offers this article of vineyard buying advice

California Association of Winegrape Growers

Correia-Xavier, Inc., agricultural real estate appraisal and consultation

Double A Grapevines (Fredonia, NY)

Duarte Nursery (Hughson, Stanislaus County, CA)

Foundation Plant Materials (UC Davis)

Grafted Grapevines (Clifton, NY)

Grapes eXtension interactive learning environment for commericlal grape producers

Nord Vineyard Services (Napa)

OVS (Oregon Vineyard Supply)

Shur Farms - Frost Protection services

"new". Sodisac biodegradable sleeves from sustainable sources for vine and bottle applications

Soil Information System (Sacramento, CA)

Sunridge Nurseries (Bakersfield, CA)

Terra Spase - GIS vineyard mapping systems and analysis (St. Helena, CA)

Vestra - geologic vineyard consulting, GIS mapping, hardware & software; also West Coast AVA maps (Redding, CA)

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