NAPA VALLEY VINTNERS PROPOSED LEGISLATION TO PROTECT THE NAPA VALLEY NAME FINDS SUPPORT IN STATE SENATE
6/27/2000 - The California Senate Government Organization Committee today voted overwhelmingly to support legislation that would protect the Napa Valley name. At the hearing, the vote was seven to one in favor of the proposed bill.
"We are very pleased by the support we saw today for this consumer-protection legislation from our state lawmakers," says Jack Stuart, president, Napa Valley Vintners . "It comes as a welcome and significant addition to the support we have already within the wine industry, from retailers and consumers."
The legislation now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee on a track that Vintners hope will eventually land it on the Governor's desk later this year to become law.
If it becomes law, the bill would assure consumers that the wines produced and or sold in California with brand names, packaging materials, or advertising referring to Napa appellations in fact qualify for the Napa Valley or Napa County appellation of origin.
Stuart credits much of today's success to the efforts of 7th District Assemblywoman Pat Wiggins and 2nd District State Senator Wes Chesboro.