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Wine Institute-Supported Legislation to Governor Newsom

by Wine Institute
September 16, 2021

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Wine Institute-Supported Legislation to Governor Newsom

Wine Institute is pleased to announce that three bills to expand winery privileges were approved by the legislature and are now on Governor Newsom's desk for his signature. Wine Institute has been leading a group of statewide and regional vintner and grower associations in advocating for these bills. We fully anticipate all three measures will be signed into law by Governor Newsom and become law on January 1, 2022.

SB 19 (Glazer, D-Orinda) Winegrowers: tasting rooms: This measure would allow for wineries to open an additional offsite tasting room (Duplicate-02 license). Current law limits wineries to only one offsite tasting room in addition to a tasting room at their production facility.

AB 1267 (Cunningham, R-San Luis Obispo) Alcoholic beverages: advertising or promoting donation to a nonprofit charitable organization: Once enacted, AB 1267 would allow wineries (and other alcohol beverage manufacturers) to advertise and promote donations made to nonprofit organizations in connection with the sale of an alcohol beverage.

AB 239 (Villapudua, D-Stockton) Winegrowers and brandy manufacturers: exercise of privileges: locations: AB 239 would allow winery customers to bring their wine bottles to be refilled at a participating winery’s offsite tasting room. Current law limits customers to having their bottles refilled only at the winery’s production facility.  

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