Wineries Can Now Direct Ship to all of Texas

New law makes Lone Star state largest legal market outside California

Texas, the fourth largest wine market in the nation, was opened to direct shipping of wine Monday.

Wineries will have to pay a $75 annual permit fee, and pay local and state excise taxes on all shipments, and will be limited to ship three gallons, or about 15 wine bottles, per person per month.

In exchange, out-of-state wineries will be allowed to ship directly to consumers into all areas previously considered 'dry,' explained Steve Gross, of the Wine Institute, the San Francisco-based trade organization for the wine industry.

For more details, see the full article in The Press Democrat: Wineries can now ship to all of Texas

Anyone think Oklahoma will be next?

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