I sent an inquiry to the TTB in April 2013 which may clarify some things. But you must check your state level as it will detail any specifics. I know at one point the state of AL was being limited to 15 gallons per quarter in stored product. It was going back to the table.
Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2013 8:08 PM
To: TTB Internet Questions Subject: Home winemaker year limit inquiry
Can you clarify how the yearly limit for home winemaker is established--is it based off of the calendar year the ferment is initiated?
Thank you, xxxxxxx
"The Federal Law and Regulation simply state a limit to the amount that you can produce per calendar year. It is always the winemaker’s decision as to when to declare the wine to be “produced” but in general I would recommend that the amount started to ferment each year and the amount declared as produced both be within the annual limit. Also keep in mind that the production must be in compliance with state and local laws so you will want to verify what limits may apply in your state and local area.
Daryl L. Polley Technical Advisor National Revenue Center, Cincinnati Ohio Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau Phone: 877-882-3277 / Web Site www.ttb.gov"