This chapter shall apply to all agreements in effect on or after February 18, 1989, and any renewal or amendment of such agreements. For the purposes of this chapter, an agreement shall be deemed to be in effect or renewed or continued in effect when any of the following acts occur after February 18, 1989:

Terms Used In Virginia Code 4.1-402

  • Agreement: means a commercial relationship, not required to be evidenced in writing, of definite or indefinite duration, between a winery and wine wholesaler pursuant to which the wholesaler has been authorized to distribute one or more of the winery's brands of wine. See Virginia Code 4.1-401
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Wine wholesaler: means any wholesale wine licensee offering wine for sale or resale to retailers or other wine wholesalers without regard to whether the business of the person is conducted under the terms of an agreement with a licensed winery. See Virginia Code 4.1-401
  • Winery: means every person, including any authorized representative of such person pursuant to § 4. See Virginia Code 4.1-401

1. The shipment, preparation for shipment or acceptance of any order by a winery or its agents for any wine to a wine wholesaler within the Commonwealth; and

2. The payment by a wine wholesaler and the acceptance of payment by any winery or its agents for the shipment of an order of wine intended for sale in the Commonwealth.

Code 1950, § 4-118.38; 1985, c. 542, § 4-118.58; 1989, c. 10; 1993, c. 866.