Pennsylvania winery question

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  1. Nov 8, 2018 #41

    wxtrendsguy

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    Actually I said "operating a traditional vineyard & winery in PA far less viable" but i should add "If you are interested in opening a urban restaurant winery, or just a bottling facility and tasting room...the doors are currently wide open." at least until the state legislature realizes what they have done but by then the horse will long be out of the barn...
     
  2. Nov 17, 2018 #42

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    we started out by putting everything on paper in a business plan. It's much easier to make mistakes on paper than with your wallet. Write it down and ask Why/How about 5 times for each thing you go. Even with that, we didn't know what we didn't know.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2018 #43

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    I believe your only legal stipulation would have to be to follow TTB guidelines for labels. The wine must state where it’s from, regardless where it’s being sold.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2019 #44

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    So, is it safe to say we can pretty much disregard the 25% (out of PA) : 75% (in-state) ratio if we're operating within Pennsylvania, and can base it solely off of a 350 mile radius?
     
  5. Mar 14, 2019 #45

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    Technically speaking as the law stands today in PA its against the law. Is it being enforced today or tomorrow or some day in the future? That uncertainty represents a lot of risk to build business model on. NJ tried to stick it to micro brews, and I think MD is doing something to clamp down on wineries and NY still prevents farm wineries from using out of state grapes. So its not unheard of in the states surrounding PA...
     
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  7. Mar 14, 2019 #47

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    To follow up on my earlier post Maryland last year was looking at forcing wine producers in the state to own at least 20 acres of grapes or other fruit in cultivation for production and if they owned less than 20 acres they would need to use at least 51% of the fruit sourced in Maryland. Seems they have no problem with the Granholm decision. All it takes is a political change in Harrisburg and your entire business model could be turned upside down...or put out of business...
     
  8. May 7, 2019 #48

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    Thanks for this info, I have reviewed this issue, and believe this is the interpretation to be followed. Thanks
     

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