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(1) In addition to all other alcoholic beverage licensing requirements, a winery shall:

(a) refrain from providing alcoholic beverages on the premises until the department approves a sample room;

(b) not possess any interest in real or personal property owned, occupied, or used by an alcoholic beverage retailer in the conduct of the retailer's business;

(c) store alcoholic beverages only on the premises;

(d) store on the premises only the alcoholic beverages for which the premises are licensed or those authorized under an approved alternating proprietor arrangement;

(e) sell and deliver its products to distributors or retailers only in original packaging;

(f) prevent the self-service of alcoholic beverages on the premises;

(g) prevent the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages on the premises by persons who are under 21 years of age or actually, apparently, or obviously intoxicated;

(h) prevent the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises or off-premises consumption between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.;

(i) prevent the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages on the premises between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. by removing all alcoholic beverages, other than those sold for off-premises consumption pursuant to (3), from individuals' possession by 2 a.m.;

(j) prevent the on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages not sold or provided at the premises and those sold in original packaging for off-premises consumption;

(k) prevent the consumption of alcoholic beverages in the manufacturing area or storage area except as authorized by federal laws;

(l) maintain records documenting its business operations including, but not limited to the sale, production, storage, and processing of alcoholic beverages on the premises; and

(m) electronically file all required alcoholic beverage tax returns and pay any taxes owed as provided in law.

(2) A license to operate a winery is not a retail license.

(3) A winery may sell alcoholic beverages on its premises to a consumer for off-premises consumption under the following conditions:

(a) all alcoholic beverages must be in original packaging, prepared servings, or growlers;

(b) except as provided in (c), alcoholic beverages may only be sold in an approved sample room; and

(c) use curbside pickup, including a drive-through window, to sell alcoholic beverages that were ordered online or through the phone. 


History: 16-1-303, MCA; IMP, 16-3-301, 16-3-304, 16-3-305, 16-3-312, 16-3-406, 16-3-411, 16-4-107, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 757, Eff. 3/26/10; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 493, Eff. 4/29/17; AMD, 2022 MAR p. 1932, Eff. 9/26/22.

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