Direct Wine Shipping to South Dakota Gets the Green Light

Kaitlyn Smethurst | February 19, 2015

Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed into law legislation House Bill 1001, passed by the South Dakota legislature that finally ends the state’s prohibition against wine direct shipping. When the new law becomes effective on January 1, 2016, the gates will be open for winery to consumer shipments to the Mount Rushmore state.

shipping-2-SDThe passage of this bill is a new opportunity for wineries — one more state, with nearly 600,000 residents over the age of 21. Under the new law, wine direct shipper licensees will be able to direct ship up to 12 nine-liter cases of wine per individual, per calendar year.

Want to ship to South Dakota? Here’s what you’ll need to be a licensee: (more…)