Alabama Home Wine Making Laws

State Law: Legal Amounts of Homemade Wine

For the past four years, people across Alabama have been building a grass-roots effort to legalize the hobby of making beer and wine at home for personal, non-commercial use.  The 2012 Legislative Session ended, and Bill HB354 to legalize Homebrewing in Alabama died along with hundreds of other bills that simply ran out of time.

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State Alcoholic Beverages Control Agency

Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
P.O. Box 1151
Montgomery, AL 36101
Phone: 334.271.3840
Fax: 334.277.2150

Statute Title & Description

Title 28 Alcohol Beverage Control

Chapter 1 General Provisions Section 1 Possession of still, etc., or illegally manufactured, transported or imported alcoholic beverages.

In all counties of the state it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to have in his or its possession any still or apparatus to be used for the manufacture of any alcoholic beverage of any kind or any alcoholic beverage of any kind illegally manufactured or transported within the state or imported into the state from any other place without authority of the alcoholic control board of the state, and any person, firm or corporation violating this provision or who transports any illegally manufactured alcoholic beverages or who manufactures illegally any alcoholic beverages shall, upon conviction, be punished as provided by law.

Chapter 3 Regulation and control of alcoholic beverages in wet counties Section 1 Definitions

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. Any alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, or other alcoholic beverage, or combination of liquors and mixed liquor, a part of which is spirituous, vinous, fermented, or otherwise alcoholic, and all drinks or drinkable liquids, preparations or mixtures intended for beverage purposes, which contain one-half of one percent or more of alcohol by volume, and shall include liquor, beer, and wine.

WET COUNTY. Any county which by a majority of those voting voted in the affirmative in an election heretofore held in accordance with the statutes applicable at the time of the election or may hereafter vote in the affirmative in an election or special method referendum held in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 2 of this title, or other statutes applicable at the time of the election.

WINE. All beverages made from the fermentation of fruits, berries, or grapes, with or without added spirits, and produced in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States, containing not more than 24 percent alcohol by volume, and shall include all sparkling wines, carbonated wines, special natural wines, rectified wines, vermouths, vinous beverages, vinous liquors, and like products, including restored or un-restored pure condensed juice.


NOTE: The information presented here is not a substitute for legal advice.  For detailed information regarding the laws of your state please contact the state’s governing agency and/or a lawyer licensed to practice in your state.

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