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Kentucky Grape and Wine Council Wholesaler Reimbursement Program

Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Closed Indefinitely

As far as we know, this program is closed indefinitely and not likely to reopen. If it does, we'll update this page!


The Kentucky Grape and Wine Council Wholesaler Reimbursement Program is intended to assist licensed small farm wineries, defined by KRS 241.010(45), and licensed Kentucky wholesalers in the distribution of wine products. Funding for this program is provided by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. This grant program is administered by the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council (KGWC), in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, in accordance with 302 KAR 39:020.



The wholesaler must provide KDA with a printed report that includes eligible wine purchase price, retailer sale price, and proof of delivery. 


A licensed Kentucky wine wholesaler may be reimbursed $20 per case for distributing the wine products of licensed small farm wineries based on the following requirements:

  • The wholesaler must submit a program application and receive written confirmation of acceptance to a program period from the KGWC prior to delivering wines that may be submitted for reimbursement consideration.

  • All wines submitted for reimbursement consideration must be pre-approved by the KGWC prior to delivery.

  • All wines eligible for reimbursement must be comprised of a minimum of 75% Kentucky grown fruit

  • Wine must be delivered by the wholesaler before a reimbursement request can be filed.

  • All reimbursement requests must be submitted to the KGWC within 30 days of delivery.


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Updated July 9, 2022

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