Dear Wine Lovers of New Jersey,
Unfortunately, the 2018-19 legislative session ended without a vote on two good bills with bipartisan sponsorship.
New Jersey is one of only two states that bans winery-to-consumer shipments from wineries that produce more than 250,000 gallons each year. It also applies this arbitrary “capacity cap” prohibition on many small and medium-sized wineries owned by larger wineries. Similar capacity caps on winery shipping were repealed in Arizona and Massachusetts.
The bills would have provided a means for these wineries to ship wines directly to you.
Thanks to all of you who wrote your legislators in support of legal, regulated direct shipping.
We hope to be back in 2020 with favorable bills that will expand consumer choice in wine for all New Jerseyans.
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Free the Grapes!