Several vintners and local farms are challenging a Fauquier County land-use ordinance that they call an assault on economic freedom and a clear violation of state law, the Loudoun Times-Mirror reported.
Farmer Martha Boneta filed a lawsuit in August, seeking $2 million in damages related to fines she faces for selling agricultural products on her property and for hosting a children’s birthday party there.
Also in August, Barrel Oak Winery in Delaplane sued the county for relief from a new ordinance that imposes strict limits on hours and activities at local vineyards.
A third lawsuit was filed that same day on behalf of 13 wineries fighting the same ordinance.
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