South Carolina Home Wine Making Laws

State Law: Legal Amounts of Homemade Wine

South Carolina 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

Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
1205 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803.734.0470
Fax: 803.734.1401

Statute Title & Description

Title 61 Alcohol and Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 6 Alcoholic Beverage Control Act
Article 1 General Provisions Section 61-6-20 Definitions

“Alcoholic liquors” or “alcoholic beverages” means any spirituous malt, vinous, fermented, brewed (whether lager or rice beer), or other liquors or a compound or mixture of them by whatever name called or known which contains alcohol and is used as a beverage, but does not include:

(i) wine when manufactured or made for home consumption and which is not sold by the maker of the wine or by another person; or

(ii) a beverage declared by statute to be nonalcoholic or nonintoxicating.



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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