§60-3-25. Permit for farm winery to import produce in excess of established limits.

Upon application by the holder of a farm winery license, filed with the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner, showing, due to unusual climatic or other conditions adversely affecting its ability to obtain from within this state seventy-five percent of the grapes, grape juice, other fruits or fruit juices or honey necessary to produce its wine, the commissioner may issue to the applicant a permit to import such products in an amount deemed necessary by the commissioner to allow such farm winery to produce wine within the quota established by section five-a, article one of this chapter. The permit issued under this section shall not be effective for more than ninety days. The burden of proof shall be upon the applicant to show that grapes, grape juice, fruit, fruit juice or honey of the type normally used by the licensee are not available from any other source within the State of West Virginia, and no application for a permit under this section shall be considered by the commissioner unless it is accompanied by written findings by the West Virginia agriculture commissioner in support thereof.

Bills Affecting §60-3-25

2005 Regular Session: HB2799
2006 Regular Session: HB4056
2008 Regular Session: HB4168
2008 Regular Session: SB473
2009 Regular Session: HB3147
2010 Regular Session: HB3147
2011 Regular Session: HB2388
2012 Regular Session: HB2388
2013 Regular Session: HB3022
2013 Regular Session: SB590
2017 Regular Session: SB479
2018 Regular Session: SB422
2018 Regular Session: SB426
2019 Regular Session: HB2481
2019 Regular Session: HB3101
2019 Regular Session: SB97