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§ 17010. Provisions Applicable to Wine Produced in California.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 17. Public Health
Division 1. State Department of Health Services
Chapter 5. Sanitation (Environmental)
Subchapter 2. Foods and Drugs
Group 2. Definitions and Standards
Article 14. Wine Standards and Prohibited Practices (Refs & Annos)
17 CCR § 17010
§ 17010. Provisions Applicable to Wine Produced in California.
The following provisions shall apply to wines produced in California:
(a) Sugar Use. No sugar, or material containing sugar, other than pure condensed grape must, and no water in excess of the minimum amount necessary to facilitate normal fermentation, may be used in the production or cellar treatment of any grape wine except:
(1) In the production of sparkling wine (where sugar or liquid sugar may only be used in the traditional secondary fermentation and dosage),
(2) Carbonated and special natural wine; provided, however, that sparkling and carbonated wine or the residuum thereof may be reconverted into still wine, and such wine and special natural wine or the residuum thereof may be distilled into wine spirits if the unfermented sugar has not been refermented.
(3) Natural grape wine produced outside of the State of California with the use of sugar pursuant to applicable federal regulations may be blended with grape wine produced in California pursuant to these regulations only for the purpose of producing sparkling wine and carbonated wine. The resultant blend shall not be entitled to the appellation of origin “California” or any geographical subdivision thereof.
(b) Sweetness Limitation.
(1) The Brix saccharometer test, using a saccharometer calibrated at 20 degrees C and made in the presence of the alcohol content provided herein shall be:
(A) Not less than 5.5 degrees for Angelica, Muscatel, Port and White Port.
(B) Not less than 3.5 degrees for Tokay (as a dessert wine).
(2) The reducing sugar content (per 100 milliliters at 20 degrees C and calculated as dextrose) for sherries shall be as follows:
Dry Sherry
0.0 gram
2.5 grams
2.5 grams
4.0 grams
Sweet, Golden, Cream or
Mellow Sherry
4.0 grams
(c) Fixed Acidity. The minimum titratable fixed acidity per 100 milliliters at 20 degrees C for grape wine (except wine used solely for blending, medicinal or industrial purposes) calculated as tartaric acid, shall be as follows:
red table wine
0.4 gram
white table wine
0.3 gram
all other wine
0.25 gram
Note: Authority cited: Sections 208, 26202 and 26515, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 26515, Health and Safety Code.
1. Amendment of subsection (b) (1) (C) and (D) filed 6-12-70; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 70, No. 24).
2. Amendment filed 11-29-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 48).
3. Amendment of NOTE filed 3-21-84 (Register 84, No. 12).
This database is current through 9/3/21 Register 2021, No. 36
17 CCR § 17010, 17 CA ADC § 17010
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