2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Vinifera-Style Wine Grape Breeding (language only)

Item 98 #2h

Item 98 #2h

Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Page 85, line 34, strike "E." and insert "E.1."

Page 85, after line 36, insert:

"2. Out of the amounts provided in paragraph E.1. of this item, $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year shall be provided to support the Wine Board of Virginia for the purpose of developing vinifera-style wine grapes adapted to the Mid-Atlantic region."


(This amendment directs $125,000 each year from the Virginia Wine Promotion Fund for the purpose of breeding vinifera-style wine grapes adapted to the Mid-Atlantic US with a specified focus on combining vinifera fruit quality with downy mildew resistance, with an objective of commercializing the resulting variety within 10 to 15 years.)