Wine Shipping, Legal Today, Entices 30-Plus Wineries

Wine Shipping, Legal Today, Entices 30-Plus Wineries

An article entitled Wine Shipping, Legal Today, Entices 30-Plus Wineries on the Maryland Politics blog.

JULY 1, 2011

*** Updated list.

Wine shipping becomes legal today, and the prospect of delivering bottles to Maryland homes has prompted at least 30 wineries to sign up for permits.

The number of interested wineries has nearly tripled since last week, when we reported that just 11 had filled out the necessary paperwork. Wine fans predict dozens more will begin shipping by the end of the year.

Comptroller Peter Franchot's office said nearly two dozen of the wineries -- many of them in-state -- have been granted shipping permits. The rest are awaiting approval, which takes about 7-10 business days. (See jump for list of applicants as of Thursday.)

Only wineries -- not retailers -- may apply to ship to Maryland residences. Wine lovers have vowed to lobby the General Assembly next year to extend shipping rights to retailers, which would open up popular wine-of-the-month clubs.

This morning, Franchot heads to Boordy Vineyards in Baltimore County to promote Maryland's new law. Until today, it was a felony punishable by up to five years in prison to have delivered at home. Franchot plans to be among the first to take advantage of wine shipping.

Wineries must submit an application, pay $200 per year to the state and post a $1,000 bond to ship to residences in Maryland.  

Wine shipping applications received (* denotes permit granted)

Maryland wineries:

(*) Black Ankle, Frederick County
http://www.blackankle.com

(*) Boordy Vineyards, Baltimore County
http://www.boordy.com/

(*) Elk Run Vineyards, Carroll County
http://www.elkrun.com/

(*) Far Eastern Shore Winery, Talbot County (Mesozoic Technologies)
http://www.fareasternshorewinery.com/

(*) Fiore Winery, Harford County
http://www.fiorewinery.com/

(*) Knob Hall Winery, Washington County
http://www.knobhallwinery.com/

(*) Layton's Chance Vineyard & Winery, Dorchester County
http://www.laytonschance.com/

(*) Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard, Frederick County
http://www.smvwinery.com/

(*) Terrapin Station Winery, Montgomery County (Diamondback Wine)
http://www.terrapinstationwinery.com/

(*) Tilmon's Island Winery, Queen Anne's County
http://www.tilmonswine.com/


Out-of-state wineries:

(*) Abeja, Washington
http://www.abeja.net/

(*) Bell Wine Cellars (Spanos-Berberian)
http://www.bellwine.com/about/

(*) Bookwalter Winery, Washington
http://www.bookwalterwines.com/

(*) Chateau Julien, California
http://www.chateaujulien.com/

(*) Chateau Morrisette, Virginia
http://www.thedogs.com/

(*) Clos Pegase Winery, California
http://clospegase.com/

(*) Cristom Vineyards, Oregon
http://www.cristomwines.com/index/home.php

(*) Dolce, California
http://www.dolcewine.com/

(*) Far Niente Winery, California
http://www.farniente.com/

(*) Frog's Leap Winery, California
http://www.frogsleap.com/flash/intro.html/

(*) Nickel & Nickel, California
http://www.nickelandnickel.com/

(*) Pride Mountain Vineyards, California
http://www.pridewines.com/

(*) Robert Craig Winery, California
http://robertcraigwine.ewinerysolutions.com//index.cfm

Robert Sinskey Vineyards, California
http://www.robertsinskey.com/

(*) St. Supery Vineyard & Winery (Skalli), California
http://www.stsupery.com/

(*) Thomas Fogarty Winery, California
http://www.fogartywinery.com/

(*) Trefethen Vineyards Winery, California
http://www.trefethen.com/

(*) Westport Winery, Washington
http://www.westportwinery.org/

(*) Wine Group, California (two locations ... known for Franzia, wine in a box)
http://www.franzia.com/

(*) ZD Wines, California
http://www.zdwines.com/

Winery names provided by comptroller's office.

Wineries with Permits

Wineries Able to Ship to MD

Here is a link to the Comptroller's website. Search for "DW-Direct Wine Shippers Permit" under permit type.

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