Will a winery’s sponsorship and/or donation of alcohol to the Chardonnay Classic violate California’s liquor license laws?

No.  The Patron Foundation is a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Accordingly, Meritage Resort & Spa effectively “surrenders” its liquor license to the Patron Foundation for the duration of the Chardonnay Classic.  Wineries, therefore, can feel comfortable that their Chardonnay Classic sponsorships and/or donations will not run afoul of California’s liquor license rules.

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