Skip to content

Excise Taxes & Craft Beverage Modernization Act

Wine Institute was proud to play a leadership role in the enactment of the Craft Beverage Modernization Act (CBMA) which contained the first reduction in wine excise taxes in nearly 80 years. Starting in 2015, Wine Institute worked closely with the bill’s primary author, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), to craft the wine provisions included in the bill. In fact, Wine Institute was the only wine organization to initially oppose the legislation because its original provisions needed improvement. We successfully worked with the bill sponsors to reach agreement on key changes to the wine provisions.

Today, Wine Institute’s top legislative priority is to make the provisions of the CBMA permanent. This will allow wineries to plan with certainty and commit to the kinds of long-term capital investments that will grow their businesses and support their local communities.

TTB Guidance on CBMA

More information on the Craft Beverage Modernization Act.

Alcohol Excise Taxes

TTB information on Alcohol Excise Taxes.

Wine Institute Statements on Craft Beverage Modernization Act