CANCELED Legislative Wine Committees To Meet in Lodi

Thursday, October 17, 2019

NOTE: Due to wildfires in Northern California, this Oct. 31 hearing in Lodi is canceled.

SACRAMENTO – Leaders of the California Assembly and Senate select committees on the state’s $57 billion wine industry will hold a joint informational hearing Oct. 31 in Lodi.

Sens. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, D-Winters, chair their respective select committees. They will lead a pair of panel discussions, starting with an overview of Central Valley grape production followed by a talk on wine fermentation emissions and related air quality rules under consideration.

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. 

Panelists will include local business, tourism and industry representatives.  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; Sens. Bill Dodd and Mike McGuire

What: Joint Hearing of the Legislative Select Committees on Wine

When: 10 a.m., Oct. 31

Where: Lodi City Hall, 221 West Pine Street


Livestream link will appear here shortly before the hearing:


 Senator Bill Dodd represents California’s 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Yolo, Sacramento, and Contra Costa counties. You can learn more about Senator Dodd at




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