Virginia Wine Legislative Update

From Matt Konrad at the Virginia Wine Council:

media_logo_color2Governor Kaine has signed into law several pieces of wine related legislation, bringing to a close a successful General Assembly Session for the Virginia Wine Council and for the entire industry. On July 1, 2009, HB2071 and SB1033 will become the law of Virginia. Those two identical bills confirm the agricultural nature of Virginia farm wineries’ marketing and retail activities by amending § 15.2-2288.3 of the Code of Virginia. The Governor has also signed SB1445, which permits wine-of-the-month club operators to solicit memberships at any location for which an ABC license for on-premises consumption has been issued. Please take this opportunity to thank your legislators for their continued support.

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