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Missouri Wine Regulations

RELEVANT TO MISSOURI GRAPES

190. Wine manufacturer’s license, fee – use of materials produced outside the state, limitation, exception – what sales may be made, when.

  1. For the privilege of manufacturing wine, which manufacturing shall be in accordance with all provisions of federal law applicable thereto except as may otherwise be specified in this section, in quantities not to exceed five hundred thousand gallons, not in excess of eighteen percent of alcohol by weight, from grapes, berries, other fruits, fruit products, honey, and vegetables produced or grown in the state of Missouri, exclusive of sugar, water and spirits, there shall be paid to and collected by the director of revenue, in lieu of charges provided in section 311.1801, a license fee of five dollars for each five hundred gallons or fraction thereof of wine produced up to a maximum license fee of three hundred dollars.
  2. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 1, a manufacturer licensed under this section may use in any calendar year such wine-making material produced or grown outside the state of Missouri in a quantity not exceeding fifteen percent of the manufacturer’s wine entered into fermentation in the prior calendar year.
  3. In any year when a natural disaster causes substantial loss to the Missouri crop of grapes, berries, other fruits, fruit products, honey or vegetables from which wines are made, the director of the department of agriculture shall determine the percent of loss and allow a certain additional percent, based on the prior calendar year’s production of such products, to be purchased outside the state of Missouri to be used and offered for sale by Missouri wineries.

554. Privilege of selling wine, additional revenue charge – purpose – limitation on use of revenue – expires, when.

  1. In addition to the charges imposed by section 311.5502, there shall be paid to and collected by the director of revenue for the privilege of selling wine, an additional charge of six cents per gallon or fraction thereof. The additional charge shall be paid and collected in the same manner and at the same time that the charges imposed by section 311.550 are paid and collected.
  2. The revenue derived from the additional charge imposed by subsection 1 shall be deposited by the state treasurer to the credit of a separate account in the marketing development fund created by section 216.035 RSMo. Moneys to the credit of the account shall be appropriated annually for use by the division of the sate department of agriculture concerned with market development programs for growing, selling, and marketing of grapes and grape products grown in Missouri, including all necessary funding and programs aimed at improving marketing of all varieties of grapes grown in Missouri, and shall be appropriated and used for no other purpose.

1 Schedule of license fees for manufacturers, wholesalers, and solicitors of "intoxicating liquors."

2 "For the privilege of selling wines, the sum of thirty cents per gallon."

WINE REGULATIONS

275.463

  1. There is hereby created the "Missouri Wine Marketing and Research Council" which shall consist of five members elected by commercial producers. The members of the council shall be citizens and residents of the state and shall be commercial producers. Each member shall be elected for a term of three years, except that of the members first elected, one shall be elected for a term of one year, two shall be elected for a term of two years and two shall be elected for a term of three years. Vacancies in the council shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original elections are made.
  2. All members may be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred by them I the performance of their duties.
  3. The council shall:
    1. Provide a list of commercial producers of wine in this state to the department of agriculture;
    2. Administer the Missouri wine marketing and research development fund;
    3. Elect from among their membership a preside t, vice president, and secretary-treasurer, whose duties shall be established in the bylaws of the council;
    4. Draft and adopt bylaws of the council;
    5. Communicate with commercial producers in order to enhance enology research, education and development of markets for wine produced in Missouri;
    6. Perform any other duties deemed necessary to carry out the functions described in this subsection.

275.464.

In addition to any other licenses and charges imposed by chapter 311, RSMo, there shall be collected by the director of the department of agriculture and paid to the director of the department of revenue for deposit in the Missouri win marketing and research development fund an additional pro rata charge of three dollars per ton of grapes or one hundred sixty gallons of grape juice processed by commercial producers in this state. The charges shall be paid and collected pursuant to sections 275.466 to 275.468.

275.466

The revenue derived from the additional charge imposed by section 275.464 shall be deposited by the director of the department of revenue in the treasury to the credit of the "Missouri Wine Marketing and Research Development Fund", which is hereby created. Moneys in the fund shall be appropriated annually by the general assembly through the department of agriculture for the use and benefit of the Missouri wine marketing and research council. Such moneys shall be specified in the annual appropriations of the department of agriculture for the Missouri wine and marketing research council and shall be transferred by the director of the department of agriculture to the treasurer of the council, to be used only for enology research, education and marketing of wine produced in Missouri, except that the Missouri wine marketing and research council shall reimburse the department of agriculture for reasonable expenses incurred in collecting moneys for the fund. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 33.080, RSMo, no portion of the fund shall be transferred to the general revenue fund.

275.468.

Payment of the charges provided in sections 275.464 to 275.468 shall be made by each commercial producer in this state. Each commercial producer, on or before the thirty-first day of January, shall file with the director of the department of agriculture, on forms prescribed and furnished by the director, a signed written report in duplicate, in such form as is required by the director to enable the director to compute, and assure the accuracy of, the charges due on all grapes and grape juice processed during the preceding year. Payment of the charges in the amount disclosed by the report shall accompany the report.

 

 

 

 

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