Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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 FDACS as a Florida Farm Winery. This certification status must be reexamined by 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 that 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 FDACS for recognition as a Florida Farm Winery.
- Pay an annual application and registration fee of $100.