- Required: Yes
- Fee: $150 – $250
- Expiration:June 30th of each year
- Wine Liquor Distribution Tax:5%
- Local Sales Tax:Yes
- Tax on Shipping:Yes
- Required: Yes
- Wine: $1.00/gal
Limits per Winery
- 2 cases per person per month
- Sales Tax: Monthly by the 20th
- Excise Tax: Monthly by the 15th
- Direct Shipment: Monthly by the 15th
- Record Retention: At least 3 years
Label Registration Required
- Labels approved for wholesale distribution are also approved for direct-to-consumer
- In addition, submit to the Commissioner a list of all brands of wine to be shipped to WV residents
- $100 per brand for a 3-year period
- Direct shipment of wine over 16% prohibited
A Direct Wine Shipper License is required for on-site and off-site sales. The license fee to sell and ship only wines up to 14% is $150; the fee to sell and ship wines under and over 14% (wine, nonfortified dessert wine, port, sherry, Madeira wines) is $250. The Direct Shipper’s Application requires applicants to request a Letter of Good Standing from the State of California (or state of domicile). LLCs and corporations must obtain a Certificate of Authority or an Exemption from Certificate of Authority from the WV Secretary of State.
- Shipments to dry areas are prohibited.
- Direct Shipper’s must file an original Report of Wine Shipped to WV Consumers with the Department of Tax and Revenue and a duplicate copy of the report with the Alcohol Beverage Control Administration by the 15th day of each month.
- Wineries must include a copy of the Blood Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Charts in each shipment of wine to a West Virginia consumer. Or, send an electronic communication to its consumers after a sales transaction directing them to the WVABCA website containing the Blood Alcohol Chart and Fetal Alcohol Chart.
- All containers of wine must be clearly and conspicuously labeled with the words “CONTAINS ALCOHOL: SIGNATURE OF PERSON 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY.”
Only Two Dry Localities Remain in West VirginiaNovember 25, 2020
Earlier this year, West Virginia passed legislation making the entire state “wet” for off-premises sales of spirits and wine, subject to certain requirements. The localities that may receive direct wine shipments are expanded as a result of this change. As of July 1, 2020, all locations in West Virginia, other than Brandonville in Preston County and the … Read More ⟶
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