Published: August 28, 2015
On August 14, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture added commercially produced wine grapes to the exempt host list for the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM) quarantine. This change means that commercially produced wine grapes may move within California and to other states without restriction for LBAM.
For commercial wine grape growers this means that you do not need inspections or a compliance agreement to ship grapes outside the quarantine area within California or to another state.
For haulers of commercial wine grapes this means you do not need to have a compliance agreement or a copy of the grower’s federal shield when transporting grapes to destinations outside the quarantine area within California or to another state.
For wineries receiving commercial wine grapes grown in the quarantine area this means you do not have to have a compliance agreement or ensure the hauler and grower have compliance agreements.
Restrictions still apply if you are shipping wine grapes to other countries. Please call our office shipment line: (707) 565-3219 6 to 8 weeks in advance of international shipments to arrange for any necessary inspections and trapping. We are in the process of updating our website to reflect these changes.
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