How do you define a winery? This is hard to quantify, but I do have my own definition.
A winery, to me, is any entitiy that produces wine. I know this may sound simple, but that is what makes it fun. You can add all of the legal jargon you want to it, but at a base level, does it produce wine? Whether it is a garage in San Diego, a small building in the hills of North Carolina, or on a few thousand acres in Washington State...what truly defines a winery is the wines produced and the people that surround them. What makes people stand up and take notice of a winery is those associated with the winery. Wineries can have on and off years....others are touch and go from the beginning. So I ask you, when looking for a definition, go beyond the stone structure and look at who is behind the scenes.