By Associated Press • 

Lane County winery sues company over apple cider labels

EUGENE — A Lane County winery has filed a lawsuit over nearly 800 gallons of apple cider it says it can't sell because the Corvallis company that bottled it didn't seek the proper label approval from federal regulators.

The Register-Guard reports King Estate Winery is seeking $100,000 in damages from Oregon Honey Products, which does business as Nectar Creek.

The suit, filed Dec. 19, alleges the winery paid $7,000 to Nectar Creek as part of an agreement requiring the company to bottle cider and obtain federal “certificate of label approval.” The approval allows an alcoholic beverage to be sold in interstate commerce.

The winery claims Nectar Creek never submitted the application for label approval, leaving the bottles of cider unable to be sold.

Nectar Creek co-founder Nick Lorenz declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com

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