Idaho Home Wine Making Laws

State Law: Legal Amounts of Homemade Wine

Idaho laws regarding homemade wine are pursuant to the federal law (provided only native grown products are used) 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

Idaho State Liquor Division Administrative Office
1349 E. Beechcraft Ct.
Boise, ID 83716
Phone: (208) 947-9400/(877) 203-6704
Fax: (208) 947-9401

Statute Title & Description

Title 23 Alcoholic Beverages

Chapter 1 Interpretative and General Provisions of Idaho Liquor Act Section 105 Alcoholic Liquor Defined

“Alcoholic liquor,” as the term is used in this act, includes:

“Alcohol,” meaning the product of distillation of any fermented liquor, rectified once or more than once, whatever may be the origin thereof, or synthetic ethyl alcohol…..

Any liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, and susceptible of being consumed by a human being, for beverage purposes, and containing more than four percent (4%) of alcohol by weight.

Chapter 5 Permits and Licenses Section 501 Native Wine or Beer for Personal Use

Any person shall have the privilege of manufacturing wine or brewing beer from native grown products for the personal use of himself, family, and guests.



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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