Wine Labeling

Wine, which includes cider and mead, must be properly labeled before it can be sold in the U.S. marketplace. This guidance will help you understand TTB’s requirements for wine labels.

Wine LabelsKey Wine Labeling Topics

Getting Started with Wine Labeling

Mandatory Wine Label Information

Optional Wine Label Information

Applying for Label Approval

Laws, Regulations, and Other TTB Guidance

Related Information


Blue icon with a white book.Getting Started with Wine Labeling
Learn about basic labeling requirements for wine, including cider and mead


Overview of labeling requirements


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Blue icon with a white note and checkmark.Mandatory Wine Label Information
An explanation of each statement required to appear on most wine labels

Required information on the brand label

Required information on any label

Designing your label? Use this Mandatory Information Checklist prior to applying for label approval.

Want a concise guide to mandatory labeling information? View the Wine Beverage Alcohol Manual.

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Blue icon with a white plus symbol.Optional Wine Label Information
Rules you must follow if you label wine with this optional information

Most commonly used

Dietary information

Production claims


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Blue icon with a white note.Applying for Label Approval
The TTB approvals you need for your labels and how to obtain them

Preparing to apply

Using COLAs Online

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Blue icon with a white lightbulb.Laws, Regulations, and Other TTB Guidance

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Blue icon with three white dots.Related Information

Frequently asked questions Cider
Presentation and seminar materials
Formula information
Other related information

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Green icon with a white phone. CONTACT US

For more information on labeling, contact us at 202-453-2250 or toll free at 866-927-ALFD (2533), or send us a message using our ALFD Contact Form.

See our customer service desk information page for more contact information.



Page last reviewed: September 27, 2019
Page last updated: March 1, 2021
Maintained by: Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division