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

Wine Labeling

Labeling activities including personalized labels, COLAs Online, and allowable changes

More information on Permits


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

More information on Importing/Exporting


Resources for wine importers, wine exporters, and wholesalers too.
More information on Certification Requirements

Certification Requirements

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

More information on Wine Statistics

Wine Statistics

Monthly and yearly statistical releases going back to 2012.

More information on Formula Approval

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 Annually Ship or Bring Alcohol into the U.S. for Personal Use
Start a Winery or Other Wine-Related Business Learn more about Cider
Determine and Pay Taxes Learn more about Honey Wine (Mead)
Submit a Product Sample Maintain Compliance in a TTB-Regulated Industry
File a Disaster Claim See More Wine Questions
Apply for a Variance  


Green icon with a white phone. CONTACT US

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
Page last updated: May 26, 2023
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