Casper City Council Approves, Adopts Satellite Winery Ordinance
Liquor code revisions that would allow for satellite wineries to operate within Casper have been passed and adopted by Casper City Council.
Council members unanimously adopted the new code Tuesday night.
Casper mayor Paul Meyer says the city’s revised liquor ordinance now duplicates state law, in that, it now allows for a certain number of out-of-town Wyoming-based wineries to sell their product within city boundaries.
“Our legislature looked into this years ago for (wineries) to dispense their wines statewide to three places in each city – Casper is the first city to take advantage of that,” Meyer said.
The satellite winery application process will be similar to obtaining other city-issued liquor licenses and public hearings would be required. The city will also charge an annual permitting fee of $100.