Navigating each state’s specific laws can be challenging. In some states, only wineries are allowed to offer direct to consumer shipping. But in other states, retailers can engage in direct to consumer shipping, as well. Additionally, some states have limits on the quantity of alcohol that can be shipped.
To help make it easier, we put together the chart below which specifies which states allow or prohibit winery direct shipping and retailer direct shipping.
There is no one-size-fits-all option for buying wine online. Because every part of the process is awash with variables. Not to mention the fact alcohol is one of the most highly regulated goods on the planet. Most retailers are utilizing multi-state licenses, multiple shipping warehouses and are compliant of all state and federal guidelines.