Arkansas Home Wine Making Laws

State Law: Legal Amounts of Homemade Wine

Arkanasas 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 Board
1515 Building
1515 W 7th St, Ste 503
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501.682.1105
Fax: 501.682.2221

Statute Title & Description

Alcoholic Beverage Control Rules and Regulations

Title 3 Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 1 General Provisions Section 102 Definitions

“Person” means any and all corporations, partnerships, associations, or individuals

“Vinous” means the fermented juices of fruits, except native wine, containing more than five percent (5%) and not more than twenty-one percent (21%) of alcohol by weight.

Chapter 5 Beer And Wine — Manufacture, Sale, And Transportation Generally Subchapter 2 Beer and Light Wine Section 205 Privilege tax — Levy and collection — Exception

However, any person in this state may manufacture home-brewed beer or home-manufactured wine:

Upon his or her own premises free from the license fees and taxes provided in this subchapter;

For consumption by the manufacturer and his or her family and guests, but not for sale; and

In quantities per calendar year not to exceed:

Two hundred (200) gallons if there are two (2) or more adults in the household; or

One hundred (100) gallons if there is only one adult in the household.

While the manufacture of beer or wine is declared to be a privilege, the home manufacture of beer or wine in quantities not to exceed two hundred (200) gallons per calendar year shall be exempted from 3-4-101, 3-4-602, 3-5-205(a)-(e), 3-5-206, and 3-5-211.


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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