(1) Application - An application for a license shall be made on forms provided for such purpose by the Commission. In addition to completing and filing such forms, an applicant shall provide the Commission with the following information:
(a) Proof of a right to possession in the proposed licensed premises.
(b) If the applicant is not a sole proprietor, evidence of the legal form in which the business is to be operated and a certificate of existence from the Tennessee Secretary of State.
(c) If formed as a Corporation, LLC or LP, a copy of the Charter and certificate of existence.
(d) Approval of appropriate authorities in the jurisdiction where the winery is to be located of the use and occupancy of the building(s).
(e) Completed questionnaires from each owner, partner, member, principal, manager or officer.
(f) Approval of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

The application and accompanying documents shall be filed with the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

(2) The license issued hereunder shall apply to only one winery premise as defined hereafter.
(3) No person with any interest in a winery or farm wine producer license shall have any kind of interest (financial, fixtures, furnishings, stock ownership, loans, gifts, securing loans, leases) or participate in the profits either directly or indirectly, in any wholesale or retail alcoholic beverage establishment or any entity possessing a liquor-by-the-drink permit, other than a restaurant or limited service restaurant as authorized pursuant to T.C.A.§ 57-3-207(s)(1).
(4) Transfer. A winery licensee may transfer locations only with the specific approval of the Commission. Such permission shall be sought by filing an application for the new premises along with the information required by Rule 0100-07-.01 (a), (d), (e) and (f).


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0100-07-.01
Original rule filed October 31, 1983; effective November 30, 1983. Amendment repealing and replacing the rule was filed March 10, 2010; effective June 8, 2010. Repeal and new rule filed December 18, 2015; effective 3/17/2016.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 57-1-209, 57-3-104(c)(4), and 57-3-207.

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