27 CFR 4.26 - Estate bottled.

§ 4.26 Estate bottled.

(a)Conditions for use. The term Estate bottled may be used by a bottling winery on a wine label only if the wine is labeled with a viticultural area appellation of origin and the bottling winery:

(1) Is located in the labeled viticultural area; (2) grew all of the grapes used to make the wine on land owned or controlled by the winery within the boundaries of the labeled viticultural area; (3) crushed the grapes, fermented the resulting must, and finished, aged, and bottled the wine in a continuous process (the wine at no time having left the premises of the bottling winery).

(b)Special rule for cooperatives. Grapes grown by members of a cooperative bottling winery are considered grown by the bottling winery.

(c)Definition of “Controlled”. For purposes of this section, Controlled by refers to property on which the bottling winery has the legal right to perform, and does perform, all of the acts common to viticulture under the terms of a lease or similar agreement of at least 3 years duration.

(d)Use of other terms. No term other than Estate bottled may be used on a label to indicate combined growing and bottling conditions.

[T.D. ATF-53, 43 FR 37676, Aug. 23, 1978, as amended by T.D. ATF-201, 50 FR 12533, Mar. 29, 1985]

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Title 27 published on 01-Aug-2018 04:33

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 27 CFR Part 4 after this date.

  • 2017-10-11; vol. 82 # 195 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    1. 82 FR 47164 - Proposed Addition of New Grape Variety Names for American Wines; Comment Period Reopening
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      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
      Notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period.
      The comment period for the proposed rule published on November 17, 2016 (81 FR 81023) is reopened for 60 days. Written comments on Notice No. 165 are now due on or before December 11, 2017.
      27 CFR Part 4