Thursday, July 19, 2012

Farm Winery License Granted to Shier Winery

Effective July 13, 2012, the Shier Winery is licensed by the State of New York.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Conditional Approval

The New York State Liquor Authority granted a Conditional Approval to the Shier Winery for its NYS Farm Winery License.  The final step to obtain the license is to submit photos of the operational winery and proof of workers compensation and disability coverage or a (CE-200) certificate stating that such coverage is not required.  In the case of the Shier Winery, coverage is not required because it has no employees other than myself as the sole owner and LLC member.  I submitted the certificate last week and uploaded these photos today to show that the winery is ready to operate. 

Exterior Shot
Facing the Glass Cage.  Outside the cage is the bonded winery area.  Inside the cage is not considered a part of the licensed winery.  The area inside the glass cage can contain personal property.
The double doors. The Certificate of Authority to Collect Sales Tax is prominently displayed to the upper right of the entrance.
A view of the tanks through the single door.
The tanks. 
I purchased five (5) eighty (80) gallon FlexTanks.  Four will produce wine, while the fifth will be used to change out when racking the wine off the sediment.
The well pump, sink basin, and sump pump and drain.  To the upper right, I sealed off the non-bonded winery area using a plexiglass shield.
View from the north end of the vineyard.
View from the south end of the vineyard.