COUNTY OPTION KITCHEN AND TABLE WINE ACT
23-1338. Wine product service and sales — Sponsored events. (1) Any person who is the holder of an Idaho winery license is authorized to serve or sell any wine product of that winery at events of seven (7) days’ duration or less sponsored by any group, organization, person or political subdivision. Each participating winery must make its own arrangements with the sponsoring group, organization, person or political subdivision. Service and sales under the authority of this section may occur only in counties that permit the sale of wine in accordance with section 23-1304, Idaho Code, and any service or sales under the provisions of this section must comply with all applicable limitations and requirements regarding day and hour of sale, age and condition of purchasers and all other requirements of any regulatory ordinance adopted pursuant to the authority of section 23-1318, Idaho Code, by the city or county in whose jurisdiction the event is to take place.
(2) At least seven (7) days prior to the date on which the sponsored event is to commence, the winery shall notify by electronic mail the Idaho state police, alcohol beverage control bureau, and the chief of police of the incorporated city in which the sponsored event will be held, if the event is to be held in an incorporated city, or the sheriff of the county in which the sponsored event is to be held, if the event will not be held in an incorporated city, that wine will be served or sold by the winery at the sponsored event. The notice shall provide the following information:
(a) The name and address of the winery and the number of its state winery license;
(b) The dates and hours that wine will be served or sold;
(c) The name of the group, organization, person or political subdivision sponsoring the event; and
(d) The address at which the wine will be served or sold, and if a public building, the rooms in which the wine will be served or sold.
(3) Within three (3) business days after receiving the notice, the alcohol beverage control bureau shall respond to the winery. An approval by the alcohol beverage control bureau shall serve as authorization for the event, and shall be displayed during all hours that wine is served or sold at the sponsored event.
(4) Neither the winery nor any person owning an interest in the winery, nor any employee, contractor or business associate of the winery shall qualify as an event sponsor under the provisions of this section.
(5) Neither a city nor a county license or permit is required for the activities authorized pursuant to the provisions of this section.
[23-1338, added 2007, ch. 289, sec. 3, p. 824.]