California winery to alter wine names after Oregon complains

Oregon wine producers said the state's $5.6 billion wine industry needs to be protected from false claims.

Posted: Nov 25, 2018 9:34 AM
Updated: Nov 25, 2018 9:41 AM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A California company accused of putting misleading labels on wines to make it appear they were produced in Oregon's famed pinot noir region said it will change labels after selling the remaining 900,000 bottles.

Joe Wagner of Rutherford, California,-based Copper Cane LLC said the Napa Valley winery will put new labels on two brands of wine made with Oregon grapes.

Wagner told the Capital Press in a story on Friday that the wines called Elouan and The Willametter Journal will get new labels saying the wines are grown in Oregon and made in California.

If a wine label claims or implies it's from an American Viticultural Area within Oregon, 95 percent of the grapes must be from that appellation of origin.

Oregon wine producers said the state's $5.6 billion wine industry needs to be protected from false claims.

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