Direct Wine Shipper

Effective October 1, 2003, North Carolina enacted a new law authorizing holders of Federal Basic Bonded Winery and Bonded Wine Cellar permits, located within and outside this state, to obtain a Wine Shipper Permit. Wine Shippers are authorized to ship not more than 2 cases of wine (18 liters) per month to any one individual purchaser. These shipments must be for personal use only and not for resale. All shipments must be made through an approved Common Carrier (view list of approved common carriers). It is the responsibility of the carrier to obtain approval from the Commission. We advise all wine shipper permittees to notify their prospective common carrier that they must be approved by the Commission prior to making any deliveries.

Bonded Wineries and Wine cellars must complete a Wine Shipper Permit Application (download application and instructions below), and submit the required documents.  No fee is required. 

Along with the required permit information each Wine Shipper must submit a Brand Listing (download form below) indicating all brands that will be sold. This form must be amended accordingly to add or remove brands so that the Commission has an updated list of brands being shipped.

Quarterly Reports (download form below) must also be completed and submitted to the Commission by January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.

For more information, please view G.S.18B-1001.1, G.S.18B-1001.2, and G.S.18B-109.

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