Last Updated: April 2, 2018


DTC Permit
  • Required: Yes
  • Fee: $330
  • Expiration:April 30th of each year

Sales Tax

  • Required:Yes
  • State:6%
  • Local:Yes
  • Tax on Shipping:Yes

Excise Tax

  • Required: Yes
  • Wine: $.55/gal

Volume Limit

Limits per Winery
  • 12 cases per person per year


  • Required:Yes
  • Sales Tax: Quarterly by the 25th
  • Excise Tax: Semi-Annually by the 25th
  • Direct Shipment: Semi-Annually by the 10th
  • Record Retention: At least 5 years

Product Requirements

Product Restrictions
  • ONLY wines produced by the permittee may be sold and shipped to consumers
  • Direct shipment of wine over 16% prohibited

Additional Information

Wineries with approved direct-to-consumer permits are allowed to ship up to 12 9-liter cases of wine to each consumer in Vermont during 1 year.

  • UPS will begin accepting shipments destined for Vermont from approved wine shippers on April 2, 2018. FedEx approved VT for direct shipping in 2006.
  • Direct Shipments to the following dry towns are prohibited: Athens, Baltimore, Holland and Maidstone
  • Direct Shipments to the following dry zip codes are prohibited: 05143, 05905, 05830.
  • A holder of any shipping license granted pursuant to this section shall: ensure that all containers of alcoholic beverages shipped under this section are clearly labeled: “contains alcohol; signature of individual age 21 or older required for delivery.”

FedEx Expands Direct Shipping in Vermont and Sitka, Alaska

November 1, 2006

Effective November 1, 2006, Vermont will allow for “Direct or Permit” shipping into, out of, or within the state. FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will accept wine shipments from Approved Wine Shippers as of this date. Also, FedEx Express service is now available to Sitka, Alaska (zip code 99835). If you have any questions please … Read More ⟶


Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery Control
Division of Liquor Control
13 Green Mountain Drive
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-2339
Fax: (802) 828-1031
Agency of Administration
Vermont Department of Taxes

133 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633
Phone: (802) 828-2505