Last Updated: February 25, 2018

Permit

DTC Permit
  • Required:No

Sales Tax

  • Required:No

Excise Tax

  • Required:Yes
  • Wine < 17.259%: $2.25/gal
  • Wine ≥ 17.259%: $3.00/gal
  • Sparkling Wine: $3.50/gal

Volume Limit

Limits per Winery
  • Unlimited

Reporting

  • Required:Yes
  • Excise Tax:Monthly by the 10th
  • Direct Shipment:Monthly by the 10th
  • Record Retention:At least 3 years

Product Requirements

Product Restrictions
  • Wine may not be shipped in a container larger than 1 gallon.

Additional Information

Effective February 16, 2006 wineries may legally ship wine to consumers in Florida. A permit is not required and there are no quantity limits. There are no quantity limits.

  • There are 3 dry counties in Florida where direct wine shipments are prohibited.
  • A container may not exceed 1 gallon.
  • Once a winery ships to a FL consumer they are obligated to file a monthly report and remit excise taxes on direct wine shipments.
  • Sales/Use taxes are to be reported and paid by the consumer.
  • Wine Institute recommends that wineries enclose a copy of the sales tax form in their shipments to consumers
  • Adult signature requirements such as those used in the FedEx and UPS wine shipping programs must be adhered to for all shipments.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Division of Alcoholic Beverages
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1027
Phone: (850) 487-1395
Fax: (850) 922-5175