- Fee:$315, plus one-time $100 fee
- Expiration:1 yr from issue date
- Tax on Shipping:Yes
- Still Wine: $.79/gal
- Still Wine-Produced by Small Wineries: $.20/gal
- Sparkling Wine: $1.98/gal
- Fortified Wine: $1.98/gal
Limits per Winery
- 2 cases per person every 2 months
- Sales Tax: Last day of each month
- Excise Tax: Last day of each month
- Direct Shipment: Last day of each month
- Record Retention: At least 3 years
Label Registration Required
- Labels approved for wholesale distribution are also approved for direct-to-consumer
- $200 per label for a 3-year period
- ONLY wines manufactured by the permittee on the permitted premises may be sold and shipped to consumers
An Out-of-State Shipper’s Permit is required for on-site and off-site sales to consumers in CT.
- SB 647 amended Conn. Gen. Stat. §30-18a to prohibit sales of wine below cost by permittees, effective July 1, 2019.
- Applicants must file a Surety Bond or Cash Bond (Form OR-131) with Department of Revenue Services (DRS). The amount of the bond is $500 for a winery that produces not more than 100,000 gallons, otherwise, the amount of the bond is $2000.
- Applicants must register with DRS for a Sales Tax Permit (Form Reg 1) and an Alcoholic Beverages Distributor License (Addendum D) for tax purposes. After completing Form OR-131, complete and mail Form REG-1 and Addendum D to DRS with a check for the $100 one-time fee for the sales tax permit.
- Wineries that produce not more than 55,000 gallons of still wine during a calendar year may apply for a Small Winery Certiﬁcate (File Form REG-15). The excise tax rate on still wine 21% or less produced by a winery to which a Small Winery Certiﬁcate has been issued is 20¢ per wine gallon (rather than the regular tax rate of 79¢).
- The permit holder must submit a report detailing sales and shipments to CT consumers to the Department of Consumer Protection.
- When advertising or offering wine for direct shipment to a consumer in this state via the internet or any other on-line computer network, the manufacturer must clearly state its liquor permit number.
- Wine sold and shipped directly to a person must be shipped in containers that are conspicuously labeled with the words: “Contains alcohol: Signature of person 21 years of age 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 ⟶
Liquor Control Division
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 901
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: (860) 713-6210
450 Columbus Blvd., Ste. 1
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: (860) 297-5962