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Wisconsin Senate to vote on allowing minors to tour wineries without parents

Grapes at Stony Creek Vineyard in Forestville are harvested for von Stiehl Winery in Algoma, Sept. 19, 2012. (courtesy of FOX 11).
Grapes at Stony Creek Vineyard in Forestville are harvested for von Stiehl Winery in Algoma, Sept. 19, 2012. (courtesy of FOX 11).

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A bill that's up for a vote Tuesday would let minors take tours of Wisconsin wineries without their parents having to be with them.

The state Senate will vote on an exemption to a current law that requires anyone under 21 from being with a parent, guardian, or spouse on premises with retail alcohol sales.

Lawmakers of both parties sponsored a bill to let teens enter banquet and hospitality rooms at wineries alone, as long as they're part of tour groups.

A Senate panel unanimously endorsed the bill in January.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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