If your plans include opening a store on the premises of your distillery in order to directly sell your product(s) to the general public, you must first have at least one of your products listed and sold through Virginia ABC retail stores. More information about the Virginia ABC listings process can be found in our supplier manual (PDF)
Distillers with a product listed with Virginia ABC’s Management of Inventory and Product Sales System (MIPS) who wish to sell their product directly to paying customers on the premises of the distillery must first be authorized as a Virginia ABC “distillery store” and enter into a contract with Virginia ABC. The completed application and agreement will be reviewed by Virginia ABC and an approval or denial decision will be issued.
For inquiries regarding distillery store applications, general information, sales reporting and commission, please contact Virginia ABC Financial Management Services, (804) 213-4412.