Have the Grapes Really Been Freed?

Posted on: October 4, 2012

Have the grapes really been freed? | Avery Law Office, Summerland BC

It has been almost three months since the IILA amendment creating a personal consumption exemption for wine in the 1928 prohibition era legislation preventing the interprovincial shipment of wine in addition to other intoxicating beverages.  So, with three months under the federal legislation’s proverbial belt, here is my question to you: do you think it is now legal for you to bring as much wine as you want into whatever Canadian province? I’ve been told by wine club managers that when they are asked by consumers if they can legally ship a case of wine anywhere in Canada, they say “yes”!  It seems like it should be so simple, but when you look deeper into the legislation, the true answer to my question is not found in the IILA.

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Vineyard/Orchard Lease

Posted on: June 22, 2012

Wine GlassLEASE OF VINEYARD/ORCHARD 

Here are some terms to think about for a vineyard or orchard lease agreement:

  • Legal description of property
  • Term of Agreement
  • Options to Renew Lease
  • Right of First Refusal for Tenant
  • Payment of Installation/Planting Costs
  • Rent

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Grape Supply Agreements

Posted on: June 22, 2012

Wine GlassGRAPE SUPPLY AND PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

Here are some terms to think about for grape supply and purchase agreements:

  • Length of agreement – set years? Evergreen? Commencement date?
  • Termination
  • Price – By ton? By acre? Fixed price or price schedule? Yearly adjustments in price?
  • Review of Price – Any bonuses?
  • Timing of Payments – Annually? Payments throughout year?

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