Sovereign Vines' wines are the first New York State hemp-infused alcohol products.

In 1997, after learning there was no official policy against hemp wine in America, Jim Castetter, of Binghamton, New York started Hemp Wine America.

In 1999 he received a federal permit to produce and sell hemp-infused wine under the brand “Nirvana Homebrews: Hemp N Wine.”

He sourced the hemp oil from a supplier in the Netherlands.

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Thomas Pellechia ~ Forbes.com