From Attorney Matthew Onest:
We just secured a victory with the Fifth District Court of Appeals for one of our client. Our client owns and operates a vineyard and winery. The auditor parceled off certain areas of the lands and reclassified them out from the CAUV, resulting in higher property taxes. The Fifth District Court of Appeals reversed that reclassification and held that winemaking and all related activities are agricultural and as a result, lands used primarily for winemaking activities qualify for CAUV tax status.