Wine Law

Experienced Wine Law Attorneys Bringing a Multidisciplinary Approach To Winegrowers and Wineries.

At Rogoway Law, we understand the nuances of the wine business as well as the complex legal and regulatory issues that wine industry businesses face. Our Santa Rosa office is located in the heart of California’s wine country and our deep roots in the region, as well as our substantial legal expertise, combine to make us an essential element of our clients’ operations.

Our attorneys are experienced in helping a wide range of wine industry businesses from start-ups to small companies, to pedigreed winegrowers and world-class wineries, with all aspects of their wine law needs.

Amongst other things, we help our wine industry clients with:

  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • State and Federal Licensing
  • Grape Purchase Agreements
  • Vineyard Leases
  • Structuring Alternating Proprietorships and Facility Leases
  • Custom Crush Agreements
  • Type 02, 17/20, and 85 Licensing Strategies
  • Farm Labor Contractor Agreements
  • Acquisition of Individual Wine Labels and Portfolios
  • Labor and Employment Issues and Compliance with AB 1066
  • Disputes and Litigation
  • Label Compliance Review
  • Organic, Sustainable, and Natural Wine Compliance
  • Land Use Planning and Conditional Use Permitting Approvals
  • Petitioning the TTB for AVA Designations

Our Disputes and Litigation Attorneys Assist our cannabis and hemp industry clients with:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Cease and Desist/Demand Letters.
  • Commencing and Defending Civil Litigation.
  • Crisis Management.
  • Intellectual Property Disputes, Brand Protection, Co-Existence Agreements.
  • Negotiations.
  • State and Federal Litigation.
  • Trials.
  • Wage and Hour Claims.
  • Settlements and Release Agreements.

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