Last Updated: February 25, 2018

Permit

A California Winegrower License or Wine Direct Shipper Permit for non-California Wineries is required.
  • Fee:$10 for non-California wineries

Sales Tax

  • Required: Yes

Excise Tax

  • Required: Yes
  • Wine: $.20/gal
  • Sparkling Wine: $.30/gal

Volume Limit

Limits per Winery
  • Unlimited

Reporting

Reporting Required
    • Required: Yes
    • Record Retention: At least 4 years

contact the CDTFA for instructions

Product Requirements

Additional Information

Non-California wineries must obtain a Direct Wine Direct Shipper Permit from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and a Certificate of Use Tax from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA). The ability of California wineries to make retail wine shipments to adult California consumers remains a basic privilege for a California Winegrower Licensee (Type 02).

  • Wineries outside of California must pay a $10 annual fee for the Type 82 Direct Shipper Permit.
  • California sales and use taxes, and excise taxes must be paid on wine shipped directly to CA consumers.
  • Wineries located outside of California must contact the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration for tax payment instructions.
  • There are no quantity limits on the amount of wine that may be shipped to CA consumers.
  • Ship wine directly to a resident in this state only in containers that are conspicuously labeled with the words: “CONTAINS ALCOHOL: SIGNATURE OF PERSON AGE 21 YEARS OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY.”

New Prop 65 Warning Requirements for Online Sales and DTC Shipments

August 13, 2018

On August 30, 2018, newly-amended Prop 65 clear and reasonable warning regulations that apply to any winery that sells and ships their products to consumers in the State of California come into effect. The new regulations (27 CCR § 25607.3 and 27 CCR § 25607.4) require a Prop 65 Alcohol Beverage Warning language to be … Read More ⟶

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
3927 Lennane Drive, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 419-2500
Fax: (916) 419-2599
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
450 N Street
Sacramento, CA 94279
Phone: (800) 400-7115