Nebraska Revised Statute 53-123.13

Chapter 53


Farm winery; waiver of requirement; when; conditions.

(1) If the operator of a farm winery is unable to produce or purchase sixty percent of the grapes, fruit, or other suitable agricultural products used in the farm winery from within the state due to natural disaster which causes substantial loss to the Nebraska-grown crop, such operator may petition the commission to waive the sixty-percent requirement prescribed in section 53-103.13 for one year.

(2) It shall be within the discretion of the commission to waive the sixty-percent requirement taking into consideration the availability of products used in farm wineries in this area and the ability of such operator to produce wine from products that are abundant within the state.

(3) If the operator of a farm winery is granted a waiver, any product purchased as concentrated juice from grapes or other fruits from outside of Nebraska, when reconstituted from concentrate, may not exceed in total volume along with other products purchased the total percentage allowed by the waiver.

(4) Any product purchased under the waiver or as part of the forty percent of allowable product purchased that is not Nebraska-grown for the production of wine shall not exceed the forty percent volume allowed under state law if made from concentrated grapes or other fruit, when reconstituted. The concentrate shall not be reduced to less than twenty-two degrees Brix in accordance with 27 C.F.R. 24.180.