§ 6-108. Farm winery tasting room  


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  • (a) The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

    Farm winery means a domestic winery that is licensed as a farm winery by the state.

    Special entertainment district means a certain area within the city designated by the council pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 3-6-21.2 solely for the purpose of allowing Sunday sales in a farm winery tasting room.

    Tasting room means an outlet for the promotion of a farm winery's wine by providing samples of such wine to the public and for retail sale of such wine as provided by law. Samples of wine can be given complimentary or for a fee.

    (b) There is hereby created a license for the business of operating a Georgia farm winery tasting room in conformance with the laws of the state and the city.

    (c) Under this section, the licensee shall be authorized to carry on the business of operating a farm winery tasting room in the licensed premises. For the purposes of this chapter, upon application, a certain location may be designated by the council as a special entertainment district pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 3-6-21.2. Such designation is made solely for the purpose of allowing Sunday sales in a farm winery tasting room.

    (d) The farm winery tasting room created by this section is limited to farm wineries licensed by the state and allows the licensee to deal in its farm winery products pursuant to state law. No license is created by this section authorizing any other person to deal in any other alcoholic beverage.

(Ord. No. 2007-09-54, § 3(7.7.8), 9-18-2007)