Rules could stomp winery events

Lane County says local wineries need to apply for special-use permits to host events.

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Local wineries that host weddings, concerts and other events to build a customer base may now need to apply for a special-use permit, according to Lane County’s land management division.

Last October, the division sent a letter to 15 area wineries encouraging any winery planning more than one special event in a three-month period to “avoid running afoul of state regulations” by applying to the county for a special use permit.

Several local winery managers said they’re working with the county on this, but they’re confused by the state and county requirements.

Read the full story at The Register-Guard.

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