But an April 30, 2015, email from a local planner suggested he was free to operate a farm winery
if he met state rules.
CONTACT: Frey Vineyards, (707)485-5177; Gallo of Sonoma, (209)341-5051; The Organic Wine Company, (888)ECO-WINE; Fetzer Vineyards, (707)744-7448; Chartrand Imports, (207)594-7300; Four Chimneys Farm Winery
, (607)243-7502; Organic Grapes into Wine Alliance, (415)256-8888; Californians for Alternatives to Toxics, (707)822-8497; Pesticide Education Center, (415)391-8511; Pesticide Action Network, (415)541-9140; Californians for Pesticide Reform, (415)495-1149.
The initial spurt in farm winery
foundings occurred in California, followed by Oregon and Washington.
House said direct shipping accounted for 35 percent of her business before the state legislation banned all direct shipments when it passed the Small Farm Winery
Law in 2007.
Watson grinning when he sampled it along with one of Amherst Farm Winery
's hangover cakes.
The winery was at the forefront of farm winery
distillation in the Finger Lakes and purchased a pot still in 1994.
Participating wineries: Alexander & Wayne, Arthur Earl, The Brander Vineyard, Buttonwood Farm Winery
, Casa Cassara Wines, Daniel Gehrs Wines, Dreamcote Wine Company, Imagine Wine, Lincourt Vineyards, Lucas & Lewellen, Lucky Dogg Winery, Rideau Vineyard, Standing Sun Wines, Toccata Wines, and Toretti Family Vineyard.
CUTLINE: (1) A file photo shows an apple wine from Obadiah McIntyre Farm Winery
produced at Charlton Orchards in Charlton.
In order to work toward those goals, however, he first had to bring together a board of directors composed of a table grape grower, juice grape grower and a wine grape grower, as well as representatives of a farm winery
, large winery, wholesaler, retailer, restaurateur, public relations professional, two researchers and representatives of the New York State Commissioners of Agriculture and Commerce.
Participating wineries: Toretti Family Vineyard, Toccata, Standing Sun Wines, Rideau Vineyards, Lucky Dogg Winery, Lucas & Lewellen, Lincourt Vineyards, Imagine Wine, Dreamcote Wine Co, Daniel Gehrs Wines, Cimarone Wines, Casa Cassara, Buttonwood Farm Winery
, The Brander Vineyard, Arthur Earl and Alexander & Wayne.
In response, the state Legislature enacted the Small Farm Winery
Law, defining small-farm wineries as those that sold fewer than 250,000 gallons of wine yearly.
The orchard's Obadiah McIntyre Farm Winery
has used about 3,000 pounds of berries for next year's vintages.