(A) Subject to division (B) of this section, permit A-2 may be issued to a manufacturer to manufacture wine from grapes , fruits, or other agricultural products; to import and purchase wine in bond for blending purposes, the total amount of wine so imported during the year covered by the permit not to exceed forty per cent of all the wine manufactured and imported; to manufacture, purchase, and import brandy for fortifying purposes; and to sell those products either in glass or container for consumption on the premises where manufactured, in sealed containers for consumption off the premises where manufactured, and to wholesale permit holders under the rules adopted by the division of liquor control.
(1) The holder of an A-2 permit shall not sell directly to a retailer. In order to make sales to a retailer, the manufacturer shall obtain a B-2a permit or make the sale directly to a B-2 or B-5 permit holder for subsequent resale to a retailer.
(2) The holder of an A-2 permit shall not sell directly to a consumer unless the product is sold on the premises in accordance with division (A) of this section. In order to make sales to a consumer off the premises where the wine is manufactured, the manufacturer shall obtain an S permit.
(3) Nothing in this chapter prohibits an A-2 permit holder also holding a B-2a or S permit.
(C) The fee for this permit is seventy-six dollars for each plant to which this permit is issued.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 342, §1, eff. 9/28/2016.
Effective Date: 07-23-2004; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007; 2008 SB150 09-01-2008 .