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Direct Shipment Laws and Regulations for Wine in the US
This should not be taken as legal advice.




Reciprocity States
See the roster for specific variations that apply.

California - Up to two cases of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege.

Colorado - Up to two cases of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege. Permit must be obtained 

Hawaii - Up to two cases of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege. Permit must be obtained 

Idaho - Up to two cases of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege. Permit must be obtained 

Illinois - Up to two cases of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege. Permit must be obtained 

Iowa - Up to 18 liters (two cases) of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege. Permit must be obtained 

Minnesota - Up to two cases of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege. INTERNET ORDERS PROHIBITED

Missouri - Up to two cases of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege.

New Mexico - Up to two cases of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege.

Oregon - Up to two cases of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege.

Washington - Up to two cases of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege.

West Virginia - Up to two cases of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege.

Wisconsin - Up to two cases of wine per month for private use and consumption from wineries in states affording the same reciprocal privilege.




Limited Open Shipment States  

Alaska - Shipment allowed for a "reasonable quantity" for personal use only. Under Alaska law, local communities are allowed to restrict shipment. Contact the state ABC at 907-269-0350 for a list of communities to which you cannot ship

Connecticut - Prohibited without consumer permit

District of Columbia - Direct shipment of up to one quart per month permitted

Texas - Recent court decisions striking down Texas laws preventing direct shipment have made Texas an open state. Texas law applying to in-state wineries now applies to out of state wineries as well. Texas law allows in-state wineries to ship up to 25,000 gallons of wine directly to consumers, with no per-customer restrictions. That means out of state wineries are now afforded the same privilege, HOWEVER, it is important to note that much of Texas is “dry”. No winery, in-state or out-state can ship to a dry county in Texas. Until the Texas ABC provides detailed shipping information by precinct to ensure adherence to Texas law, we caution our members who are looking to ship to Texas.




Shipper Permit States
Winery must apply to state ABC for permit in advance.

Georgia - Winery can obtain permit if no wholesale distribution. $50/year, labels must be approved in advance. In person-purchases allowed but no more than 5 cs./per year per person.

Louisiana - Direct shipment permitted for those WITHOUT a distributor in the state of Louisiana. Those without a distributor can apply for a shipping license for $150.00

Nebraska - License to ship must be obtained by the Nebraska Liquor control for $500. Wineries are responsible for paying gallonage tax. Consumers are limited to one care per month for personal use only

Nevada - Wineries may obtain permit to ship from state of Nevada. Wineries are responsible for paying taxes and will pay a fee for shipments over 200 cases.

New Hampshire - Winery must obtain permit from state of New Hampshire. Winery may ship up to 60 individual containers of up to one liter each per consumer in a calendar year. Total direct shipment to the state is limited to 1,200 individual containers of up to one liter each per year.

North Carolina - Winery must obtain permit from state of North Carolina for $100. Winery may ship up to 2 cases per month to any one individual purchaser for private consumption

North Dakota - Winery must obtain permit from state of North Dakota for $50. Winery may ship up to 9 liters per month to any one individual purchaser for private consumption. Winery must remit taxes and tax reports to the state quarterly

Virginia - Winery must obtain permit from state of Virginia for $50 . All shipments must be made only by common carrier approved by the Virginia ABC. Winery may ship up to 2 cases per month to any one individual purchaser for private consumption. Winery must report monthly to the state the total amount of wine shipped and the price charged, and remit the appropriate excise tax to the state.

Wyoming - Winery must obtain permit from state of Wyoming for $50 and may ship up to 2 cases per year to any one individual purchaser for private consumption. Winery must remit a tex of 12% of the retail price of each shipment to the state Dept. of Revenue, Liquor Division. Winery must file a monthly report to the state indicating volume of shipments and must maintain these records for 3 years.

 


Consumer Permit States
Consumer must apply to state ABC in advance.

Alabama - Consumer must secure written approval from Alabama Beverage Control Board. Shipment must be delivered with freight charges prepaid to an ABC store.

Montana - Montana Resident at least 21 years of age must have connoisseur's permit and can receive up to 12 cases per year per out of state winery. Wineries may not direct ship more than 60 cases into the state per year

New Jersey - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

Ohio - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

Pennsylvania - Wineries may ship via special order through 3 tier system on orders placed by consumers. Sale may not be more than 9 liters per month and must not already be available for sale in PLCB (Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board) stores. Wine must be shipped to a PLCB store and will include the following tax to the consumer: 18 % state, 6% sales and a $4.50 handling fee.

South Carolina - Winery must obtain permit from state of South Carolina . Winery may ship up to 24 bottles per month to any one individual purchaser for private consumption. Winery must report annually to the state the total amount of wine shipped




Constrained States
See roster for specific state laws that prohibit direct shipment.

Arizona - Off site direct shipment prohibited

Arkansas - Off site direct shipment prohibited

Delaware - Off site direct shipment prohibited

Kansas - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

Maine - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

Massachusetts - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

Michigan - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

Mississippi - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

New York - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

Oklahoma - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

Rhode Island - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

South Dakota - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

Utah - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

Vermont - Off site direct shipment is prohibited

 


Felony States
States with laws that include felony level penalties.

Florida - Off site direct shipment is prohibited and is a FELONY

Georgia - Direct shipment permitted for those WITHOUT a distributor in the state of Georgia. Those without a distributor can apply for a shipping license for $50.00

Indiana - Off site direct shipment is prohibited and is a FELONY

Kentucky - Off site direct shipment is prohibited and is a FELONY

Maryland - Off site direct shipment is prohibited and is a FELONY

Tennessee - Off site direct shipment is prohibited and is a FELONY

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