Wine Manufacturers

Wine Direct Shipper

With a Wine Direct Shipper license, wine manufacturers can ship up to two cases of wine per month to any consumers in Missouri for their personal use.

To Direct Ship to Consumers, Wine Manufacturers Must:

  • File an application with the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control; and
  • Provide to the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control a true copy of its current alcoholic beverage license issued in this state or any other state, as well as a copy of the winery license from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.
  • If the sole owner, managing officer or partner is a naturalized citizen, then a copy of the Naturalization Certificate is required.
  • If the sole owner, managing officer or partner is not a registered voter or a naturalized citizen, then a Criminal Background Check is required.

All Wine Direct Shipper Licensees Shall:

  1. Not ship more than two cases of wine per month to any person for his or her personal use and not for resale;
  2. Not use any carrier for shipping of wine that is not licensed under this section;
  3. Only ship wine that is properly registered with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau;
  4. Only ship wine manufactured on the licensed winery premises;
  5. Ensure that all containers of wine delivered directly to a resident of Missouri are conspicuously labeled with the words "CONTAINS ALCOHOL: SIGNATURE OF PERSON AGE 21 OR OLDER REQUIRED FOR DELIVERY" or are conspicuously labeled with wording preapproved by the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control;
  6. File an annual excise tax report by January 31 with the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control for shipments made directly to consumers the preceding year. All information requested in the report must be provided (i.e. name and address of the consumer who made the purchase, ship to address, shipment date, invoice number, amount of wine shipped, courier name and license number, and the tracking number on each shipment);
  7. Pay all excise taxes due on all shipments made directly to consumers. Excise taxes due on the amount are to be calculated as if the sale were in Missouri at the location where the delivery was made; and
  8. Permit the Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control to perform an audit of the Wine Direct Shipper licensee's records upon request.

Out-of-State Retailers

It remains illegal for out-of-state retailers to ship wine directly to consumers from any state other than reciprocal states per Section 311.462, RSMo. Missouri requires a signed agreement from the alcohol regulators in reciprocal states indicating that no licensing or license fees are required, and that excise taxes are not required from Missouri retailers shipping into their state. In addition, Missouri requires the agreement to contain a clause indicating that the reciprocal state will take administrative action against licensees in their state that violate Missouri laws.