A compromise economic development bill sent to Gov. Charlie Baker during the frantic final hours of the legislative session includes a provision to aid a central Massachusetts winery.
The legislation approved late Sunday would allow the Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton to serve alcohol at a restaurant on the premises.
The provision in the bill refers to entities with a farmer-winery license. The relevant section says a local licensing authority may grant to any person with a farmer-winery license another license to sell its alcohol for on-the-premises consumption.
In June, WBUR reported that state alcohol regulators told Nashoba that they would not be renewing its manufacturing licenses and its pouring license for a restaurant there. Nashoba's owner told WBUR the decision would put him out of business.
The economic development legislation passed Sunday is now on Baker's desk.