Alcoholic beverage control; small wine producer distribution license. (SB1164)

Introduced By

Sen. Brandon Bell (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcoholic beverage control; small wine producer distributor license. Creates a new small producer distributor license that authorizes the licensee to sell and deliver the wine produced by the licensee, in accordance with Board regulations, in closed containers, to (i) persons licensed to sell the wine at retail for the purpose of resale, 4.1-326 notwithstanding, (ii) the Board, and (iii) persons in Virginia to whom alcoholic beverages may be lawfully sold. All deliveries of such wine by the licensee to persons in Virginia to whom alcoholic beverages may be lawfully sold shall be performed by the owner, or any agent, director, shareholder or employee of the licensee. The bill provides that, for purposes of 4.1-234 and Chapter 6 ( 58.1-600 et seq.) of Title 58.1, each delivery of wine by such licensee to a consumer or a retail licensee shall constitute a sale in Virginia. Licensees are required to collect the taxes due to the Commonwealth and remit any excise taxes monthly to the Board and any sales tax to the Department of Taxation. The bill defines "small wine producer" as any winery located outside the Commonwealth and licensed as such in the state where the winery is located and that produces no more than 2,500 cases of wine during any calendar year. The bill also grants these same privileges to certain winery and farm winery licensees under the same production restrictions. The bill sets the state license tax for this new license and requires the ABC Board to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070852700
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1164)