Lynn Wilson got a lesson in how California’s seen by other states when the Nevada County winery owner went to Oregon.
Wilson says California regulations require trapping water and grape juice when making wine.
Wilson, an owner of Pilot Peak Winery in Penn Valley, spoke at the Thursday meeting of the Economic Resource Council of Nevada County. He says part of the problem in California is that the state includes Nevada County in the same region as Central Valley agriculture. Wineries here are far smaller in scale and shouldn’t be regulated the same way as large operations in the valley, Wilson says.