Kentucky Becomes 46th State to Allow Winery Direct Shipping

Updated April 27, 2020

Dear Wine Lovers of Kentucky,

As reported by Wine Institute, Kentucky’s new law to allow for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping of wine, beer and spirits by producers became law on April 7, 2020. The effective date of the law is expected to be on or around July 15, 2020. Wine Institute will be working with state regulators and revenue agencies as they begin to put together the regulations, applications and coordinate the procedures for tax payments and reporting.

For consumers, you may be asking when can wineries, breweries and distilleries start to ship? Please be patient as the state’s authorities promulgate rules, producers apply for and receive their permits, and update their systems to allow for legal, compliant direct shipments. We will update this page as we learn more.

Once again, thanks to all of you who supported legal, regulated direct wine shipments by writing your state legislators!

Free the Grapes!