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Wine Industry

Wondering how to get started in the Wine Industry? Visit our industry startup guide: Getting Started in the TTB-Regulated Industry. Have a permit to operate in the Wine Industry and looking for next steps? See our industry compliance guide: Maintaining Compliance in a TTB-Regulated Business.

Key Wine Topics

More information on Wine Labeling
More information on Permits


Help for new wine industry members needing a Federal Basic Permit. You can apply online!

More information on Importing/Exporting

Certification Requirements

Help for submitting production practices/procedures certificates for imported natural wine.

Wine Statistics

Monthly and yearly statistical releases going back to 2012.

Formula Approval

Some products require formula approval before you can submit your labels to TTB. Check if your beverage requires formula approval or lab analysis.

More information on Laws, Regulation, and Guidance

Laws, Regulations, and Guidance 

Regulatory information relating to the wine industry

More information on Other Wine Topics

Other Wine Topics 

Links for other topics including Wine Treating Materials, Approved Grape Names and more

Top Questions about the Wine Industry 

How Do I...?

File Excise Tax Returns and Wine Operations Reports AnnuallyShip or Bring Alcohol into the U.S. for Personal Use
Start a Winery or Other Wine-Related BusinessLearn more about Cider
Determine and Pay TaxesLearn more about Honey Wine (Mead)
Submit a Product SampleMaintain Compliance in a TTB-Regulated Industry
File a Disaster ClaimSee More Wine Questions
Apply for a Variance 


Questions?  If you have questions regarding permits, applications, bonds, tax payments, etc., you may contact the National Revenue Center online or at 877-882-3277 (Toll Free), or see more contacts for wine.  If you're having technical issues with our online applications contact the TTB Help Desk or see the TTB Online Help Center.


Page last reviewed: April 6, 2017

Last updated: March 26, 2024
Maintained by: Office of Communications