Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council Minutes of February 20, 2007 Special Meeting
Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council
February 20, 2007
Approved May 10, 2007
Members Present via Telephone:
Liz Berger, Chateau Chantal
Ron Perry, Michigan State University
Charlie Edson, Bel Lago Winery
Amanda Danielson, Trattoria Stella
Chair Designee Robert Craig, Michigan Department of Agriculture
Melinda Remer, Travel Michigan
Dave Miller, St. Julian Wine Co.
Julie Wendt, Michigan Liquor Control Commission
Steve Arbaugh, Bayside Beverage
Bob Jacobson, Leelanau Wine Cellars
David Creighton, Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council
Karel Bush, Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council
Chair Designee Robert Craig called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m. A quorum was present.
Adoption of Agenda
KAREL BUSH REVIEWED THE AGENDA. RON PERRY MOVED THAT THE COUNCIL ADOPT THE AGENDA. AMANDA DANIELSON SECONDED. MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
McIntosh Apple Orchards and Winery
Karel Bush stated that she received an application from McIntosh Apple Orchards and Winery on February 16, 2007, to be added to the Council's list of Michigan wine producers. Karel confirmed that the winery has been licensed by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission as a small winemaker, and by the Michigan Department of Agriculture for food preparation. David Creighton commented that the winery will produce hard cider and fruit wines, and that they plan to produce grape wines beginning fall 2007. Karel and David recommended to the Council that McIntosh Apple Orchards and Winery be approved. At the request of Chair Craig, Karel reviewed the eligibility requirements.
MOTION: RON PERRY MOVED THAT THE COUNCIL ACCEPT THE RECOMMENDATION AND APPROVE McINTOSH APPLE ORCHARDS AND WINERY AS A "MICHIGAN WINE PRODUCER" FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES OF THE COUNCIL. LIZ BERGER SECONDED. A ROLL CALL VOTE WAS TAKEN, AND THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
No public comment.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 2:45 p.m.