Updated: September 30, 2021
Dear Wine Lovers of Ohio,
On June 30, 2021, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed the state’s budget bill, HB110, which included a provision removing the archaic “capacity cap” banning direct-to-consumer shipments from U.S. wineries producing more than 250,000 gallons per vintage. The news brings to a close years of work to expand wine choices for the state’s wine lovers.
The new law takes effect this week, and creates new winery permit for wineries and wine companies producing more than 250,000 gallons. Existing statutes for smaller wineries are unchanged.
Similar capacity cap laws have been overturned in Arizona and Massachusetts. New Jersey remains the only state with a capacity cap.
Special thanks to all the Ohio wine lovers who wrote your state legislators in favor of legal, regulated winery direct shipping!
Thank you for your support!
Free the Grapes!