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Out-of-State Supplier Requirements for Wholesale Distribution

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The following state-by-state requirements list is an overview of basic requirements for wineries to ship out of state, including permitting, label registration and reporting.

For more detailed requirements of wholesale laws, click on the state name.

Table Key

Supplier License:  A supplier must obtain a license from the state in order to sell and ship to licensed wholesalers in the state.

Fee: The cost to obtain the permit/license.

Bond: The holder of a supplier license is required to furnish a bond.

Product Reg: Requirement to officially register and submit a brand and/or label to appropriate agency for approval before shipping such product into the state for wholesale distribution.

Shipment Reports: A report of products shipped to wholesalers in the state in a given period must be filed.

Self- Distribution: Refers to the ability of an out-of-state winery to act as their own wholesaler by selling directly to retail and restaurant accounts.

Out-of-State Supplier Requirements for Wholesale Distribution
State Supplier License Fee Bond Product Reg. Shipment Report Self-Distribution Notes
AL Yes $500/yr,
+ $50 one-time fee
No Yes Monthly No Wine products, other than table wine are distributed through the state control system.
AK No N/A No No No No
AZ Yes $350/yr initial license,
$120/yr renewals
No No No Yes
AR Yes $50/yr No Yes Monthly Yes
CA No - see notes N/A No No Monthly Intrastate only CA winery may sell to wholesalers and retails in CA under their 02 Winegrower permit.
CO Yes $300/yr,
+$1,550 one-time fee
No Yes No No
CT Yes $315/yr,
+ $100 one-time fee
No Yes Monthly No
DE Yes $100-$2,000 biennial No No Monthly No
DC No N/A No No No No
FL No N/A No Yes Monthly No
GA Yes $50-$1000/yr Yes - $5,000 Yes Monthly No
HI No N/A No No No No
ID No N/A No No No No
IL Yes $250 - $1,500/yr No Yes Monthly Yes
IN Yes No Fee No No Monthly No
IA Yes $100/yr No Yes Monthly No
KS Yes $25/yr No Yes Monthly No
KY Yes $260 - $1,550/yr No Yes Monthly No
LA Yes $200 - $1,000/yr No Yes Monthly No
ME Yes $100 -$1,000/yr No Yes Monthly No
MD Yes $200/yr No No No Yes Montgomery County, MD is a control jurisdiction for beer, wine and spirits.
MA Yes $200 - $500/yr No No Monthly No
MI Yes $300/yr,
+ $70 one-time fee
No Yes Monthly No
MN Yes $420/yr No Yes Monthly No
MS Yes $10 No Yes No No
MO Yes $100/yr Yes - $1,000 Yes Monthly No
MT Yes $0- $400/yr No Yes Monthly Yes Wine over 16% is sold through the state control system.
NE Yes $1,000/yr No No Monthly No
NV Yes $50/yr No No Monthly No
NH Yes $300 - $12,000/yr,
+ $100 one-time fee
No Yes No Yes
NJ No N/A No Yes No Yes
NM Yes $100 - $3,500/up to 3-yrs,
+ $200 one-time fee
No Yes Monthly No
NY Yes $36 - $620 No No No No Label registration required for wine products under 7%.
NC Yes $100 may be required Yes Monthly No Wine over 16% may be sold by private wholesalers and through the state control system.
ND Yes No Fee No No Monthly Yes
OH Yes $76 - $300/yr,
+ $100 one-time fee
No Yes Monthly Yes
OK Yes $3,250/yr No Yes Monthly Yes
OR Yes $350/5-yrs No No Monthly Yes
PA Yes $965/yr initial license,
$295/yr renewals
No No No No
RI Yes No Fee No Yes Yes No
SC Yes $400 biennial No Yes Monthly No
SD No N/A No Yes Monthly No
TN Yes $150 - $250/yr No Yes Monthly No
TX Yes $676 biennial No Yes Monthly No
UT No N/A No Yes No No
VT Yes $985/yr No No No Yes Wine over 16% is sold through the state control system.
VA Yes $370/yr,
+ $195 one-time fee
No Yes No No
Yes $200/yr No Yes Monthly Yes
WV Yes $150/yr,
+ $100 operational fee
Yes - $10,000 Yes Monthly No
WI Yes $500 biennial Yes - $1,000 No Monthly No
WY No N/A No No No Yes