Minnesota has current restrictions in place that require wineries in the state to have most of their grapes grown in the region.
But some farmers have issue with this restriction and as a result they launched a lawsuit to challenge it.
A year ago the case had been tossed out, with the judge arguing that the wineries didn't have any legal standing to contest the current restrictions. However, a federal appeals court has ruled differently, and now the case will be going back to the same judge.
The appeals court ruled that the previous judge had been wrong and they insisted that the wineries do have legitimate standing to challenge the restrictions that demand they mostly only use grapes that are being grown in the state.
The two wineries behind the lawsuit are arguing that the laws violate the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution by placing arbitrary limits on the use of grapes that are coming from out-of-state.
If we are seeking to pursue and uphold liberty and freedom, then the wineries should be free to use whatever grapes they want.
Some farmers want more freedom and more options in how they might go about getting their grapes.
Since the judge already tossed it out once, arguing that they didn't have any legal ground to stand on, it will be rather surprising if they see a ruling in their favor, but I am still hoping.