About Statutes

This page accesses the Code of Maryland (Statutes) and the Maryland Municipal Charters and Resolutions as compiled and maintained by the Department of Legislative Services.

The Code is arranged by and organized into “Articles” (e.g. Transportation Article), which are further subdivided into “titles”, “subtitles”, “sections”, “subsections”, “paragraphs”, subparagraphs”, etc.

Note that the “official” compilation of the laws (Chapters) enacted at each session of the General Assembly is published by the State as the “Laws of Maryland”, commonly referred to as the “Session Laws”. The Session Laws for each session are compiled chronologically by chapter number and serve as the source law from which the statutes accessed here are derived.

While the “Laws of Maryland” (Session Laws) constitute the official laws of the State, this Code and the annotated versions noted below are accepted as “evidence” of the law in all State courts and by all public offices and officials (See § 10-201 of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article). However, in the event of a conflict between the Code and the Session Laws, the Session Laws prevail.

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The Municipal Charters are updated each year by incorporating all charter resolutions received by the Department through May 31 of that year. Individual Municipal Resolutions are published to the General Assembly website as they are received by the Department.

Statute Text

Article - Alcoholic Beverages
(a)   There is a Class 3 winery license.
(b)   A license holder may:
(1)   establish and operate a plant for fermenting and bottling wine at the location described in the license;
(2)   import bulk wine from the holder of a nonresident dealer’s permit;
(3)   sell and deliver wine to:
(i)   a holder of a wholesaler’s license;
(ii)   a holder of a permit that is authorized to acquire wine; and
(iii)   a person outside the State that is authorized to acquire wine;
(4)   subject to subsection (c) of this section, sell at retail wine made at the plant from products grown in the State to an individual participating in a guided tour of the plant; and
(5)   serve, at no charge, not more than 6 ounces of wine made at the plant to an individual who has attained the legal drinking age and is participating in a guided tour of the plant.
(c)   An individual may purchase wine under subsection (b)(4) of this section if the individual:
(1)   purchases not more than 1 quart in a single year; and
(2)   has attained the legal drinking age.
(d)   The annual license fee is $750.