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Wine Law: An Overview

If you are looking for one of the most experienced lawyers for all wine or alcoholic beverage law and land use law in the Napa Valley region, please call me, attorney Rafael Rios III, today. I am a life-long Napa resident and know the area and the needs of my community well which is why I founded the Law Office of Rafael Rios III in 2009.

Using my knowledge of the area and our major industries, coupled with my more than 26 years of experience, I can provide you with trustworthy counsel regarding the laws that govern wine and alcoholic beverages in general. Because of my personal experience working in the win industry, I can answer your questions to ensure you are making informed decisions and taking the right next steps toward your goals.

I Know The Laws Inside And Out

The alcoholic beverage laws are complex and inconsistent. Establishing and operating a winery requires a thorough knowledge of local, state and federal regulations. I have helped wineries and wholesalers secure their licenses and understand their operating privileges and restrictions. Wine businesses face strict rules regarding the sale and promotion of their products of your product and your ability to sell it out of state.  Each state has its own set of laws which can be difficult to maneuver.

I have a wide range of experience, including working with those who are dealing with the following:

  • ABC and TTB licensing, permitting and business practices
  • Alternating proprietorship agreements
  • Custom crush agreements
  • Grape purchase agreements
  • Vineyard lease agreements

Having worked in the wine industry throughout my life, I have insight into all areas of the industry, including vineyard development, winery operation, and business practices, as well as related real estate and land use matters.  I have the knowledge to help you establish, operate and make your business a success. Wine law is complex, and you require a very resourceful attorney at law to help you accomplish your goals.

Call Today To Discuss Your Options

I have worked with clients locally, regionally and throughout California. Call my office today at 707-979-9726 to schedule a consultation. You can also email me.