Houghtaling Bill to Allow Wineries to Host Special Events Clears Assembly Panel

TRENTON – With the goal for certain wineries to continue supplementing their revenue by hosting events, legislation (A-2775) sponsored by Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-Monmouth) to permanently adopt a 2014 pilot program that permitted wineries on preserved farmland to host special events was approved Thursday by the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

Assemblyman Houghtaling released the following statement:

“We’ve seen wineries on preserved farmland have great success under the State’s current pilot program. Hosting food truck festivals, social outings and other events are a great way for wineries to promote their products and engage with their communities. This program should be made permanent so that wineries may continue growing beyond the vineyards.”

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