Updated March 8, 2019
Dear Wine Lovers of Kentucky,
Senate Bill 99 would, if passed, creates a new DTC shippers permit replacing the on‑site bill passed in 2018, which is not working. SB99 passed the state Senate February 14 with a 29-5 vote and is now in the House where we are facing opposition from the Kentucky Distillers Association.
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We believe that you should have the freedom to determine which wines you can enjoy and how you purchase them. Model winery direct shipping legislation is working successfully in nearly every state. But Kentucky is one of only five states with an archaic ban on winery-to-consumer direct shipments.
These laws provide additional state tax revenues, satisfy consumer demand, and meet regulatory requirements in a dynamic marketplace.
Together with you, we hope to replace Kentucky’s outdated ban on wine direct shipments, and to expand consumer choice for you.
Free the Grapes!