Kansas Home Wine Making Laws

State Law: Legal Amounts of Homemade Wine

Kansas 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

Kansas Department of Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)
Docking State Office Building
915 SW Harrison Street Room 214
Topeka, KS 66625-3512
Phone: 785-296-7015
Fax: 785-296-7185

Statute Title & Description

Kansas Liquor Control Act Chapter 41
Article 1 General Provisions Section 102 Definitions

“Alcohol” means the product of distillation of any fermented liquid, whether rectified or diluted, whatever its origin, and includes synthetic ethyl alcohol but does not include denatured alcohol or wood alcohol.

“Alcoholic liquor” means alcohol, spirits, wine, beer and every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, wine or beer and capable of being consumed as a beverage by a human being, but shall not include any cereal malt beverage.

“Person” means any natural person, corporation, partnership, trust or association.

“Wine” means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the normal alcoholic fermentation of the juice of sound, ripe grapes, fruits, berries or other agricultural products, including such beverages containing added alcohol or spirits or containing sugar added for the purpose of correcting natural deficiencies.

Article 104 Acts with regard to alcoholic liquor prohibited unless allowed by statute; exceptions

The making of wine, cider or beer by a person from fruits, vegetables or grains, or the product thereof, by simple fermentation and without distillation, if it is made solely for the use of the maker and the maker’s family.


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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