January 24, 2006 |
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a challenge to a California law that requires wines carrying the name "Napa" to have at least 75% of their grapes from Napa County. The decision not to consider an appeal from Bronco Wine Co. is a legal defeat for the maverick winemaker based in Ceres, Calif. -- best known for its low-end Charles Shaw line of wines nicknamed Two-Buck Chuck.
August 26, 2005 |
The Napa Valley Vintners trade group said the California Supreme Court had denied an appeal against a lower court decision in the group's long-standing legal battle with Bronco Wine Co. The California Court of Appeal ruled in May that any wine bottle with the word "Napa" on the label must be made mostly from local grapes as required by state law. Bronco Wine Co.
May 27, 2005 |
The maker of the popular $1.99 Charles Shaw wine, widely known as "Two Buck Chuck," might be winning on store shelves, but it has lost again in the courts. A state appeals court in Sacramento on Thursday rejected the arguments of Bronco Wine Co. in its fight to use the word "Napa" on wines that don't always contain grapes grown in California's Napa Valley wine region. Maverick winemaker Fred Franzia, owner of Ceres, Calif.
March 22, 2005 |
The U.S. Supreme Court sent a message Monday to Bronco Wine Co.: Chuck it -- for now. The maker of the popular $1.99 Charles Shaw wine, widely known as "Two Buck Chuck," hit another stumbling block in its fight to use the word "Napa" on wines that contain few, if any, Napa-grown grapes. The nation's high court rejected without comment Bronco's request for it to intercede in a dispute over how California wines are labeled.
August 6, 2004 |
The California Supreme Court dealt a setback to maverick winemaker Fred Franzia on Thursday, much to the delight of his Napa Valley rivals. The state high court, saying that it wanted to "provide stricter protection to consumers," forbade all winemakers from using a regional name such as "Napa" on their labels unless 75% of the grapes in the bottle were actually grown in the place in question.
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July 30, 2004 |
Four former employees of the company that produces the wine known as Two Buck Chuck are suing, saying they weren't paid for working overtime or given lunch breaks. According to papers filed in Napa Superior Court, Perry Roberts, Brian Bingham, David Yoch and Scott Christensen say they were classified as exempt from overtime even though their work was primarily manual. The four say they were production supervisors at Bronco Wine Co.'s Napa and Ceres, Calif.