2019 Arkansas Code
Title 3 - Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 5 - Beer and Wine - Manufacture, Sale, and Transportation Generally
Subchapter 9 - Native Wines - Incentive Grants
§ 3-5-904. Eligibility
(a) A winery is eligible to receive a grant under this subchapter if the winery:
(1) Has been actively involved in the sale of wine as an Arkansas-bonded winery for five (5) years; or
(2) Has a federal license;
(3) Was licensed by the State of Arkansas as of January 1, 2016;
(4) Cultivates and maintains two (2) or more acres of marketable grapes in Arkansas using standard commercial vineyard cultivation practices;
(5) Produces by fermentation a minimum of eight hundred gallons (800 gals.) of wine on the winery premises in the previous calendar year; and
(6) Received a certification of eligibility under this subsection from the Arkansas Wine Producers Council.
(b) Only those wineries located in this state which use not less than seventy-five percent (75%) of Arkansas-grown and Arkansas-produced grapes, fruits, berries, or vegetables for producing wine shall be eligible to receive grants under the provisions of this subchapter.
(c) However, in any year in which there are losses in production of Arkansas-grown grapes, fruits, berries, or vegetables used in the production of wine resulting from droughts, floods, tornadoes, extreme weather conditions, or other natural causes, the percentage of Arkansas-grown and Arkansas-produced grapes, fruits, berries, or vegetables used in producing wine, as required in this subchapter, shall be reduced in the proportion of the losses in production of the products as determined and set forth in a disaster relief order issued by the Secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration prepared under the same procedures as set forth in the Native Wine Industry Disaster Relief Act, § 3-5-801 et seq.