Alcohol Farm Products Working Group

Members

Member Term
John Cotugno December 31, 2017
Nancy Bogen Torchin December 31, 2017
Ian VanBourgondien December 31, 2017
Joann Maynard December 31, 2017
Alex Damianos December 31, 2017
Frank Purita, Committee Chairperson December 31, 2017
Louisa Hargrave December 31, 2017
Will Lee December 31, 2017
Kristina Gabrielson December 31, 2017
Nancy Foote, Secretary December 31, 2017

Mission Statement

Wine production is a vital component of Southold’s agricultural industry and a significant contributor to the economy of the region. The growth of this industry and the establishment of several new wineries has been key to Southold’s growth as a tourist destination. New York State has placed a particular focus on promoting the industry by adopting policies, guidelines amending State law governing wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries. These, coupled with substantial financial incentives, have created rapidly growing interest in establishing these businesses in the Town.

The Town code governing wineries was created several decades ago with few changes since. The group will review the current code for its sufficiency addressing current operations and flexibility to address new models.

Meeting agendas and minutes can be obtained using our document management porthole in a folder called committees. - Laserfiche-Weblink