Legislative Select Committees on Wine to Meet in Lodi


SACRAMENTO, CA – Chairs of the California Assembly and Senate Select Committees on Wine will hold a joint informational hearing Oct. 31 in Lodi, California

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), and Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), chairs the respective select committees, will lead two panel discussions. The first topic of discussion will provide an overview of Central Valley grape production. The second panel will talk about wine fermentation emissions and related air quality rules under consideration. Panelists will include local business, tourism, and wine industry representatives. 

Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry will discuss emissions that result during the wine fermentation process and what issues should be considered as rules to capture such emissions are considered around the state, especially if technologies under consideration may affect wine quality or constrain some methods of fermentation. 

Aeron Arlin Genet, director of the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, will speak about the county’s experience with emissions technologies, and representatives from the Wine Institute and University of California will discuss issues for potential study as rules in other air districts may be considered. 

. Public comment will follow.

Who:   Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry; Senators Bill Dodd and Mike McGuire

What: Joint Hearing of the Legislative Select Committees on Wine

When: 10:00am; Thursday, October 31, 2019

Where: Lodi City Hall, 221 West Pine Street
             There will be a live stream link available shortly before the hearing on the Senate website

Aguiar-Curry represents the 4th Assembly District, which includes all of Lake and Napa Counties, parts of Colusa, Solano and Sonoma Counties, and all of Yolo County except West Sacramento.