Can a North Carolina Winery obtain wholesale permits in addition to the winery and retail permits?
N.C.GS 18B-1101 through 18B-1103 does not allow a NC winery to automatically obtain wholesale permits. However, the Commission will consider allowing a NC winery to obtain a wholesale permit. The applicant must submit a request for exemption on company letterhead, explaining why it is beneficial for the applicant to obtain a wholesale permit. All required documents and the appropriate fees must be submitted with the wholesale permit application(s), and exemption request letter.