A California Winegrower License or Wine Direct Shipper Permit is required.
- Fee:$25 for non-California wineries, plus a $100 one-time application fee
- Required: Yes
- Wine: $.20/gal
- Sparkling Wine: $.30/gal
Limits per Winery
- Required: Yes
- Record Retention: At least 4 years
contact the CDTFA for instructions
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 $25 annual fee for the Type 82 Direct Shipper Permit, plus a one-time application fee of $100.
- California sales and use tax and excise tax must be paid on wine shipped directly to California consumers.
- Wineries located outside of California must contact the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) for tax payment instructions.
- There are no quantity limits on the amount of wine that may be shipped to California 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.”
State-by-State COVID-19 Guidance for ABC LicenseesApril 15, 2020
To assist with winery sales and business operations, Wine Institute’s State Relations Team has compiled a listing of guidance for State ABC licensees in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new resource page is updated continuously as new information is released and changes impacting the sale and regulation of wine are implemented. Many of the … Read More ⟶
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