Florida Home Wine Making Laws

State Law: Legal Amounts of Home Made Wine

Florida laws regarding homemade wine are pursuant to the federal law which states the following:

The aggregate amount of wine exempt from tax under this subsection with respect to any household shall not exceed – (1) 200 gallons per calendar year if there are 2 or more adults in such household, or (2) 100 gallons per calendar year if there is only 1 adult in such household.

State Alcoholic Beverages Control Agency

Bureau of Licensing and Records Division of Alcohol, Beverages and Tobacco
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850.487.1395
Fax: 850.922.5175

Statute Title & Description

Title 34 Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco

Chapter 564 Wine Section 01 Definitions

“Wine” means all beverages made from fresh fruits, berries, or grapes, either by natural fermentation or by natural fermentation with brandy added, in the manner required by the laws and regulations of the United States, and includes all sparkling wines, champagnes, combination of the aforesaid beverages, vermouths, and like products. Sugar, flavors, and coloring materials may be added to wine to make it conform to the consumer’s taste, except that the ultimate flavor or the color of the product may not be altered to imitate a beverage other than wine or to change the character of the wine.

“Fortified wine” means all wines containing more than 17.259 percent of alcohol by volume.

Chapter 562 Beverage Law: Enforcement Section 165 Production of beer or wine for personal or family use; exemption.

Notwithstanding any provisions to the contrary, a person who is not prohibited by s. 562.111 from possessing alcoholic beverages may produce wine for personal or family use, and not for sale, in the amounts provided in this section without payment of taxes or fees or without a license. The aggregate amount of such wine permitted to be produced with respect to any household shall be as follows:

(a) Not in excess of 200 gallons per calendar year if there are two or more such persons in such household.

(b) Not in excess of 100 gallons per calendar year if there is only one such person in such household.

Any personal or family production of beer or wine in excess of the amount permitted in this section or any sale of such alcoholic beverages constitutes a violation of the Beverage Law.

Wine and beer made under the provisions of this section may be removed from the premises where made for personal or family use, including use at organized affairs, exhibitions, or competitions, such as homemakers’ contests, tastings, or judgings. Wine or beer used under this subsection shall not be sold or offered for sale.


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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