Iowa has one of the fastest growing grape and wine industries in the United States, increasing from just a handful of licensed wineries and fifty acres in 2000 to more than 70 wineries and several hundred acres in 2007. BrownWinick has been actively involved from the beginning, serving as legal counsel to the Iowa Wine Growers Association and several of Iowa’s largest wineries, including the state’s only cooperative winery.
BrownWinick also represents numerous vineyards and vineyard-related businesses. BrownWinick’s representation of clients in the grape and wine industry is all-encompassing. The firm assists clients with business planning and organization, locating and obtaining grant funds, debt and equity capital, including private placements of equity securities, licensing and regulatory issues and contract matters. Our lobbyists also closely monitor legislative developments of interest to the industry. We have also assisted vineyard owners in resolving disputes involving spray drift issues.