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Direct shipper licenses for wineries (off-site shipments)*

 

State Lic. req. State fees Renewal Renewal date Difficulty level Weeks to complete
AL Prohibited N/A - - - -
AK No N/A - - - -
AZ Yes $340 Annual Nov-30 Medium 6
AR Prohibited N/A - - - -
CA Yes (1) $10 Annual FDI Medium 8
CO Yes $50 Annual FDI Easy 6
CT Yes $515(2) Annual FDI Hard 8
DE No N/A - - - -
FL No N/A - - - -
GA Yes $50 Annual Dec-31 Hard 10
HI Yes Varies / county Annual Dec-31 Hard 6
ID Yes $50(3) Annual FDI Medium 6
IL Yes $150-$1000(3) Annual FDI Hard 8
IN Yes $100(3) Annual Jun-30 Hard 6
IA Yes $25(3) Annual FDI Medium 6
KS Yes $186(3) Biennial FDI Hard 8
KY Yes $100 Annual Dec-31 Medium 6
LA Yes $150 Annual Jun-30 Medium 6
ME Yes $300 Annual FDI Hard 8
MD Yes $200 Annual Jun-30 Medium N/A
MA Yes N/A - - - -
MI Yes $190 Annual Apr-30 Hard 6
MN No N/A - - - -
MS Prohibited N/A - - - -
MO Yes $0 Annual Jun-30 Medium 8
MT Prohibited N/A - - - -
NE Yes $500 Annual Apr-30 Medium 6
NV Yes $50-$500 Annual Jun-30 Medium 6
NH Yes $100 Annual FDI Easy 6
NJ Prohibited N/A - - - -
NM Yes $50 Annual Jun-30 Medium N/A
NY Yes $125 Annual Dec-31 Hard 8
NC Yes $0 Annual N/A Medium 8
ND Yes $50 Annual Dec-31 Medium 6
OH Yes 125(2) Annual Oct-1 Hard 8
OK Felony $0 - - - -
OR Yes $50 Annual Dec-31 Medium 6
PA Yes $0 Annual Dec-31 Medium 6
RI Prohibited N/A - - - -
SC Yes $650 Biennial Aug-31 even years Medium 6
SD Prohibited N/A - - - -
TN Yes $450 Annual FDI Medium 8
TX Yes $470 Biennial FDI Hard 10
UT Felony N/A - - - -
VT Yes $300 Annual Apr-30 Medium 6
VA Yes $160 Annual FDI Hard 8
WA Yes $120 Annual FDI Medium 8
DC No N/A - - - -
WV Yes $150-$250(2) Annual FDI Hard 10
WI Yes $320(3) Biennial FDI Hard 8
WY Yes $50 Annual Jun-30 Easy 6

*As of 05.15.2011

FDI: From date issued
(1)Out-of-state wineries only
(2) Additional brand registration fees not included
(3)Bond required - Estimated cost of bond: $150-$230


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Direct shipper licenses for wineries (off-site shipments) Download as PDF

 

Industry

Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau - TTB
www.ttb.gov

 

Wine Institute

(Association of California wineries)
www.wineinstitute.org

 

Wine America

(National Association of American wineries) 
www.wineamerica.org/

 

Wine Business

(News and information for wine industry professionals)  
www.winebusiness.com

 

FORT System

(Online software for wine clubs, wineries, retailers, shopping cart, ecommerce and more)
www.fortsystem.com

 

Specialty Wine Retailers Association - SWRA

(Promotes direct wine sales across state borders by wine retailers and wine clubs.)
www.specialtywineretailers.org

 

Family Wine Makers of California

(Association of California Table Wine Producers)
www.familywinemakers.org

 

International Wine Clubs Association

(Professional Association of wine clubs and direct selling wine merchants)
www.internationalwineclubsassociation.com/

 

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America

(National trade organization representing the wholesale branch of the wine and spirits industry)
www.wswa.org/home.php

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