Wine Law Attorneys

The wine industry is governed by a unique and intricate set of regulations at both the federal and state levels. Our experienced wine law attorneys bring a multidisciplinary approach to winegrowers and wineries.

Navigating the Complexities of the Wine Industry

At Rogoway Law, our skilled California wine lawyers are well-versed in the complexities of ABC and TTB requirements, as well as the nuances of winegrower operations, wineries, and geographic indicators such as AVAs. We provide comprehensive legal support to help clients navigate the ever-evolving landscape of wine law and protect their interests in this dynamic industry, including:

We assist clients in obtaining and maintaining the necessary licenses from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC), ensuring compliance with state regulations and helping clients avoid costly fines and penalties.

Our attorneys guide clients through the process of obtaining and maintaining permits from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), addressing federal compliance requirements and helping wineries, winegrowers, and other industry professionals operate within the bounds of the law.

Our team negotiates and drafts grape purchase agreements and vineyard leases, protecting clients’ interests and ensuring that the terms align with their business objectives.

We provide legal support and guidance to clients pursuing organic, sustainable, or natural wine production. Our team assists with obtaining organic certification, B Corp certification, and other relevant accreditations, ensuring compliance with applicable standards, labeling requirements, and related regulatory matters. We help clients navigate the complex landscape of environmental regulations and certifications within the wine industry.

We assist clients in establishing alternating proprietorships and negotiating facility leases, enabling them to share resources and reduce overhead costs while maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements.

Our IP attorneys help clients protect their valuable wine-related intellectual property, including trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights, ensuring that their brand assets remain secure.

We draft and negotiate custom crush agreements, addressing the unique needs of wineries and winegrowers engaging in collaborative production arrangements.

Our skilled attorneys help clients in the beverage industry navigate alternative dispute resolution methods, such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration, to efficiently and cost-effectively resolve disputes. We understand the unique challenges faced by businesses in this industry and are dedicated to finding mutually beneficial solutions that preserve relationships and minimize potential disruptions.

When disputes escalate, our experienced litigators provide vigorous representation to clients in the beverage industry, advocating for their interests in court. We handle a broad range of litigation matters, including contract disputes, distribution disagreements, intellectual property infringement, and other industry-specific issues. By combining our deep industry knowledge with our litigation expertise, we work diligently to protect our clients’ rights and achieve favorable outcomes.

We provide strategic advice and representation to clients facing license suspensions, revocations, fines, and other penalties. Our team works diligently to navigate the complexities of administrative hearings before the ABC, TTB, OLCC, and other regulatory agencies, advocating on your behalf and seeking favorable outcomes to protect your business interests. With a thorough understanding of industry-specific regulations and a proactive approach, we strive to minimize the impact of enforcement actions on your operations and reputation.

Tailored Legal Support Across Diverse Counties and Regions

At Rogoway Law, we proudly serve clients in Mendocino County, Sonoma County, Napa County, Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, and other wine-producing regions in California. With our offices strategically located in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, and Los Angeles, LA County, we are well-positioned to provide tailored legal support to wineries, vineyards, and wine-related businesses across these diverse regions.

Our deep-rooted expertise in California’s wine industry, combined with our local insights, ensures that your legal matters are handled effectively and with a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within each county.

Your Wine Law Partner in California: Rogoway Law

Whether you’re in the heart of Sonoma County or the picturesque vineyards of Santa Barbara, trust Rogoway Law to be your dedicated legal partner in navigating the intricacies of wine law in California.

Our commitment to providing personalized, comprehensive legal solutions sets us apart. Contact us today for a consultation for your wine industry business, and discover how our expertise can support your business’s growth and success.

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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