State direct-to-consumer (DTC) wine shipping rules

Discover direct-to-consumer wine shipping regulations and rules for your state. Get help finding the wine tax rates and laws you need to know to stay in compliance.

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Find wine shipping rules and tax rates for your state

More people are ordering wine online, which has resulted in more wineries and wine retailers shipping direct to consumers. It’s convenient for wine drinkers, but can be complicated for sellers. We help clarify what you need to know for DTC wine shipping.

DTC stands for direct to consumer. It’s when a manufacturer or brand sells and ships directly to a customer instead of through a distributor or retail store.

Where DTC shipping is permitted depends on the state. Each state has its own rules on where and how wineries can ship alcohol. Our pages help answer this question for each state.

Does the state you sell into permit DTC wine shipping?

Permitted

On-site only

Prohibited

US map of DTC wine rules

DTC wine shipping tax rates and rules by state

State

DTC permitted or prohibited Permit required Taxes collected Volume limits
Alabama
Permitted Yes
N/A Limited
Alaska Permitted No
N/A
Limited
Arizona Permitted Yes Liquor Luxury Tax
Limited
Arkansas Permitted (on-site only) No Wine Excise Tax
Per Case Wine Excise Tax
Limited
California
Permitted Yes Winegrower Tax
Unlimited
Colorado
Permitted Yes Liquor Tax
Wine Development Fee
Unlimited
Connecticut
Permitted Yes
Alcoholic Beverage Tax Limited
Delaware Permitted (on-site only) No N/A Limited
District of Columbia Permitted No N/A Limited
Florida Permitted No Excise Tax on Wine and Beverages Unlimited
Georgia Permitted Yes Alcohol Excise Tax Limited
Hawaii Permitted Yes Gallonage Tax Limited
Idaho
Permitted Yes Wine Tax Limited
Illinois
Permitted Yes Liquor Direct Wine Shipper Excise Tax Limited
Indiana Permitted Yes Excise Tax for Out-of-State Direct Wine Sellers Limited
Iowa Permitted Yes Wine Tax Unlimited
Kansas Permitted
Yes Gallonage Tax Limited
Kentucky Permitted Yes Excise Tax Owed by Direct Shipper Limited
Louisiana Permitted Yes Gallonage Tax Limited
Maine Permitted
Yes Wine Excise Tax Limited
Maryland Permitted Yes
Direct Wine Shipper Tax Limited
Massachusetts Permitted Yes
Alcoholic Beverages Excise Tax Limited
Michigan Permitted Yes Wine Tax Limited
Minnesota Permitted No N/A
Limited
Mississippi Prohibited N/A N/A N/A
Missouri Permitted Yes Wine Direct Shipper Excise Tax Limited
Montana Permitted
Yes Winery Tax Limited
Nebraska Permitted Yes
Direct Shipper Tax Limited
Nevada Permitted
Yes Liquor Excise Tax Limited
New Hampshire Permitted
Yes Direct Shipper Fee Limited
New Jersey Permitted
Yes
Alcohol Beverage Tax Limited
New Mexico Permitted Yes
Liquor Excise Tax Limited
New York Permitted Yes Alcoholic Beverages Tax Limited
North Carolina Permitted Yes Alcoholic Beverages Tax
Limited
North Dakota Permitted Yes Wholesale Excise Tax Limited
Ohio Permitted Yes Wine, Malt Beverage, and Beer Tax
Grape Fund
Limited
Oklahoma Permitted Yes

Direct Shipper to Oklahoma Consumer Excise Tax Limited
Oregon Permitted Yes
Privilege Tax
Limited
Pennsylvania Permitted Yes Wine Excise Tax
Limited
Rhode Island Permitted (on-site only) No
N/A Limited
South Carolina Permitted Yes Out of State Wine Shipper Tax
Additional Wine Tax
Limited
South Dakota Permitted Yes Gallonage Tax
Limited
Tennessee Permitted Yes Alcoholic Beverage Tax Limited
Texas Permitted Yes Alcohol Excise Tax Limited
Utah Prohibited N/A N/A N/A
Vermont Permitted Yes Malt and Vinous Beverage Tax Limited
Virginia Permitted Yes Wine and Beer Excise Taxes Limited
Washington Permitted Yes Wine Tax Unlimited
West Virginia Permitted Yes Direct Shipper’s Wine Excise Tax Limited
Wisconsin Permitted Yes Alcohol Beverage Tax Limited
Wyoming Permitted Yes Out-of-State Wine Shipper Tax Limited

Please note: Tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this page is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.

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