Indiana Home Wine Making Laws

State Law: Legal Amounts of Homemade Wine

Indiana 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

Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission
Indiana Government Center South, Room E-114
302 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317.232.2430
Fax: 317.234.1520

Statute Title & Description

Title 7 Alcoholic Beverage Laws

Indiana Code 7.1-1-2-3 Exceptions

The provisions of this title shall not prohibit the following:

The manufacture of wine or beer that is not offered for sale and is used only for the following purposes:

(A) Personal or family use.
(B) Use in the residence of the person who manufactures the wine or beer.
(C) Use at organized affairs or exhibitions.
(D) Technical or sensory evaluations.
(E) Wine or beer educational seminars.
(F) Wine or beer competitions, including contests, tastings, or judgings.

The manufacture, sale, possession, transportation, or use of industrial alcohol.

Alcoholic beverages held, served, or consumed on airline flights.

The transportation and the possession of alcoholic beverages described in subsection (a)(4) shall not be prohibited but shall be subject to the applicable provisions of this title.



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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