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Wine and Cider Industry Licenses

These licenses relate to wine and its manufacture, wholesale and delivery, including licenses pertaining to farm wineries. View application guidelines. There is a nonrefundable $65 application fee for each license listed below.

Farm Winery—Class A

View more information. A delivery permit (in state) may be added at no additional cost.

Apply for this license (PDF).

COST
$190
 

Farm Winery—Class B

View more information. A delivery permit (in state) may be added at no additional cost.

Apply for this license (PDF).

COST
$3,725
 

Fruit Distiller

COST
$3,725
 

Internet Wine Retailer

Allows persons who own an establishment with adequate inventory, shelving and storage facilities, but is not a retail store open to the public, to take orders for wine via internet or telephone, and ship the wine directly to consumers.

Apply for this license (PDF).

COST
$150
 

Wine and Beer Shipper

Winery, farm winery, brewery, off-premises retail business. View more information.

Apply for this license (PDF).

COST
$95
 

Wine Importer

COST
$370
 

Wine Shipper

Winery, farm winery, off-premises retail business. View more information.

Apply for this license (PDF).

COST
$95
 

Wine Wholesaler

COST (per gallons annually)
≤ 30,000 gallons: $185
30,001–150,000 gallons: $930
150,001–300,000 gallons: $1,430
≥ 300,001 gallons: $1,860
 

Winery

COST (per gallons annually)
≤ 5,000 gallons: $189
≥ 5,001 gallons: $3,725
 

Winery, Retail Off-Premises

Prerequisite: Winery license. Apply for this license (PDF).

COST
$145
 
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For Assistance

Special agents in Virginia ABC's Compliance Unit offer leadership and guidance and serve as a reliable resource for the alcoholic beverage industry. Contact your compliance agent.

Out of State Delivery

Apply for out-of-state delivery and out-of-bond permits using the Virginia ABC License Application (PDF).