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Message from Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association President Patrick Whitehead On New Orders from Governor Abbott

June 29, 2020

Friday's order says "People shall not visit bars or similar establishments that hold a permit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and are not restaurants as defined above in paragraph number 6" ... BUT ... There's no guidance on the TABC's website or the governor's website as to what constitutes a 'similar establishment.' ... "My family's winery, Blue Ostrich, is taking the position that the order doesn't say wineries have to close and wineries are not "similar establishments."