Virginia wineries fear House bill 5034 would limit their direct-to-consumer sales in other states.
BY CATHY JETT
Barboursville Vineyards ships about $45,000 worth of wine a year directly to customers in other states.
Currently, Virginia, the District of Columbia and 36 other states allow out-of-state wineries and other producers of alcoholic beverages to ship directly to residents. This bypasses the three-tier distribution system of producer, wholesale distributor and retailer established after Prohibition was repealed.