2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 125. Alcohol beverages.
125.535 Direct wine shippers' permits.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 125.535 (2017)

125.535 Direct wine shippers' permits.

(1)Authorized activities. The department shall issue direct wine shippers' permits authorizing the permittee to ship wine directly to an individual in this state who is of the legal drinking age, who acknowledges receipt of the wine shipped, and who is not intoxicated at the time of delivery.

(2)Annual permit fee. The department may, by rule, establish an annual fee, not to exceed $100, for each permit issued under this section. All fees collected under this subsection shall be credited to the appropriation account under s. 20.566 (1) (ha).

(3)Persons eligible.

(a) A direct wine shipper's permit may be issued under this section to any person that manufactures and bottles wine on premises covered by any of the following:

1. A manufacturer's or rectifier's permit under s. 125.52.

2. A winery permit under s. 125.53.

3. A winery license, permit, or other authorization issued to the winery by any state from which the winery will ship wine into this state.

4. A federal basic permit for a winery under 27 USC 203 and 204.

(b) A winery located outside of this state is eligible for a direct wine shipper's permit under par. (a) 3. or 4. if all of the following apply:

1. The winery holds a valid business tax registration certificate issued under s. 73.03 (50).

2. The winery submits to the department, with any initial application or renewal for a certificate under s. 73.03 (50) or a permit under par. (a) 3. or 4., a copy of any current license, permit, or authorization issued to the winery by the state from which the winery will ship wine into this state or the winery's federal basic permit.

(c) Notwithstanding s. 125.04 (5) (a), natural persons obtaining direct wine shippers' permits are not required to be residents of this state. Notwithstanding s. 125.04 (5) (a) 5., a person is not required to complete a responsible beverage server training course to be eligible for a permit under this section. Corporations and limited liability companies obtaining direct wine shippers' permits are subject to s. 125.04 (6) and any other person, including any natural person or cooperative, obtaining a direct wine shipper's permit shall appoint an agent, and be subject to all provisions of s. 125.04 (6), in the same manner applicable to corporations and limited liability companies.

(4)Labels. Containers of wine shipped to an individual in this state under this section shall be clearly labeled to indicate that the package may not be delivered to an underage person or to an intoxicated person.

(5)Restrictions. No individual may resell, or use for a commercial purpose, wine received by the individual that is shipped under authority of this section.

(6)Annual limit. No individual in this state may receive more than 108 liters of wine annually shipped under authority of this section. Each individual shall be responsible for compliance with this annual limit. An individual who violates this annual limit is subject to s. 125.11 (1). This subsection does not apply to purchases made under a permit issued under s. 125.61.

History: 2007 a. 85.

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