Last Updated: February 25, 2018



Off-Site Sales Prohibited

Sales Tax

Not Applicable

Excise Tax

Not Applicable

Volume Limit

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Product Requirements

Not Applicable

Additional Information

Effective July 13, 2001, Rhode Island changed from a state requiring consumer permits for direct shipment to a limited shipping state whereby Rhode Island residents must participate in an on-site sale in order for wine to be directly shipped to them. The law permits out-of-state wineries to ship wine orders that are personally placed by the purchaser at the manufacturer’s premises, for shipment to an address in Rhode Island, for non-business purposes. The direct shipment of off-site sales (phone, fax and internet orders) are prohibited.

  • Label outside of the direct shipment container with the language: “Contains Alcohol, Adult Signature (over 21) Required for Delivery.”

Rhode Island Launches New Online Compliance System

November 3, 2006

Rhode Island has launched a new online label and brand registration renewal system which enables wineries to renew their alcohol beverage label registration and apply for a Certificate of Compliance for the transport of alcohol beverage into the state of Rhode Island. (The website expedites compliance for winery/distributor transactions, not direct-to-consumer sales.) Wineries will soon … Read More ⟶

Statutes & Advisories


Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation
Liquor Enforcement and Compliance
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-9544
Fax: (401) 462-9645