Wineries set to toast to new venue for sales
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 09:20:36 GMT —
Your trip to the farmers market for fresh fruits and veggies could soon also include samples of wine.
Lawmakers in Lansing are nearing final approval on Senate Bill 79 which would allow small winemakers to offer tastings and sell wine at farmers markets.
Wineries would have to apply for a permit and pay a $25 fee. The legislation defines a small wine maker as one which manufactures or bottles no more than 5-thousand gallons of wine a year.
Under the legislation, the tasting samples provided to a customer would not exceed three servings of 2-ounces or less of wine in a 24-hour period.
The bill was approved by the House Wednesday and returned to the Senate before heading to Governor Snyder.