Georgia wine producers vote against marketing order

Georgia wine producers voted against implementing a marketing ordinance that would create an assessment on all taxable wine produced by licensed Georgia wineries.

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Georgia wine producers voted against implementing a marketing ordinance that would create an assessment on all taxable wine produced by licensed Georgia wineries.

Of the fifty-eight percent of eligible growers who voted between Feb. 8 and March 9, only thirty-eight percent voted in favor of the marketing order. The order would have allowed the Georgia Wine & Grape Commission to assess wine produced by Georgia’s licensed wineries at a rate between 5 and 20 cents per taxable liter. The final rate was reportedly set by commission members after establishing budget targets and priorities for the funds. The assessment would have been effective upon notification to the licensed winegrowers.

The Commission, which was established by Georgia’s General Assembly in 2019 at the request of Georgia’s wine industry, proposed the marketing order to raise funds for research into grape and wine issues. and to promote Georgian wines.

If the commission so wishes, it can attempt to place a marketing order again in twelve months.

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