2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 125. Alcohol beverages.
125.53 Winery permit.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 125.53 (2017)

125.53 Winery permit.

(1) The department shall issue only to a manufacturing winery in this state that holds a valid certificate issued under s. 73.03 (50) a winery permit authorizing the manufacture and bottling of wine on the premises covered by the permit for sale to wholesalers holding a permit under s. 125.54. A winery permit also authorizes the permittee to, on the winery premises and without obtaining a rectifier's permit, possess intoxicating liquor and mix or blend intoxicating liquor to produce wine sold to wholesalers holding a permit under s. 125.54. A winery holding a permit under this section may offer on the premises taste samples of wine manufactured on the premises to persons who have attained the legal drinking age. A permittee under this section may also have either one “Class A" license or one “Class B" license, but not both. The “Class A" license or “Class B" license may either be issued for the winery premises or for real estate owned or leased by the winery. If a “Class A" or “Class B" liquor license has also been issued to the winery, the winery may provide wine manufactured, mixed, or blended on the winery premises directly to the “Class A" or “Class B" premises and may offer the taste samples on the “Class A" or “Class B" premises. A winery holding a permit under this section may also make retail sales and provide taste samples on county or district fair fairgrounds as provided in s. 125.51 (10), but this wine sold at retail or provided as taste samples shall be purchased from a wholesaler holding a permit under s. 125.54.

(2) Winery permits may be issued to any person except a foreign corporation, a foreign limited liability company or a person acting as an agent for or in the employ of another.

History: 1981 c. 79; 1983 a. 74; 1989 a. 30; 1993 a. 112; 1995 a. 27; 2001 a. 16; 2007 a. 85; 2011 a. 129.

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