Cuomo eases rules on N.Y. wineries
on 25/07/11 at 12:10 pmWine
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Friday that he said will reduce regulatory burdens on farm wineries.
“This bill is a huge boost for wineries across the state,” the governor said, enabling them “to continue to thrive as a key tourism, agricultural and economic engine for our state.”
The law implements several recommendations the New York State Wine Grape Task Force made in a 2008 report. It will:
» Allow farm wineries to operate up to five branch stores without having to obtain separate licenses. The stores will be considered extensions of the winery and not separate entities.