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Indiana Legislators Assist the State’s Growing Wine Industry with New Bill

Legislators of the state of Indiana, which recorded a whole nine wineries in 1989, are presently looking for legislative solutions to accommodate its growing wine industry. The state, which presently boasts over fifty vineyards and wineries, is embracing this growth, which is said to bring 800,000 visitors to its wineries and over $33 million to its economy from Hoosier wines alone. (Source: Legislators Look at Ways to Accommodate Indiana’s Growing Wine Industry.) Whereas Indiana wineries, which are located in both the southern and northern portion of the state, vary in terms of whether their grapes are locally grown are imported, the legislators aim to create new protections that consider the needs of all of the state’s wineries and replace the present laws that are decades old. To read more about the developments of legislators and the newly creates bill, see Legislators Look at Ways to Accommodate Indiana’s Growing Wine Industry.

DISCLAIMER: This blog post is not intended as legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship results. Please consult your own attorney for legal advice.

Lindsey A. Zahn

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Lindsey is the founder and author of On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog. She is an alcohol beverage and food attorney and is admitted to the New York State Bar.

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