Under current law, a limited winery or a wine manufacturer may obtain a permit to hold up to 9 wine festivals in 12 months, with each festival lasting no longer than 72 hours. Other limited wineries and wine manufacturers may participate in the wine festival. Wine tastings and retail sales are conducted at a wine festival.
The bill authorizes the following to also hold festivals where they can conduct joint tastings and engage in any retail operations authorized by their licenses or permits:
A retail liquor store licensee;
- A beer and wine licensee;
- A hotel and restaurant licensee;
- A tavern licensee;
A retail gaming tavern licensee;
- A brew pub licensee;
An arts licensee;
- A vintner's restaurant licensee;
- A distillery pub licensee;
- A winery or limited winery;
operating a sales room;
- A spirits manufacturer;
operating a sales room;and
- A beer manufacturer.
operating a sales room.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)