Earlier today, I received an email with the following message, "This is to advise you that the status of your Permits Online application ... has changed to Approved." Hooray! That means the Shier Winery is now approved at both the local level (Town of Esopus) and the federal level (Federal Basic Permit). It is time to move on to the last leg in the winery approval process, ie., the New York State Liquor Authority. The NYSLA does not have an electronic application system, so I'll need to prepare 40+ pages of printed material including color photographs, surety bonds, and the like. It's good to have some momentum.
Below is a link to the TTB's website: