Direct Shipping of Wine to Texas Consumers

Updated February 4, 2010

There have been many changes in direct wine shipping regulations over the last few years due to both litigation as well statutory changes.

The current regulations regarding wine shipping differ depending on the type of permit held by the shipper. See below for regulations for various permit types.

Any wine being shipped into or out of Texas, or transported through Texas, must be transported by a TABC-licensed common carrier.

Wine may be delivered to any location in Texas, wet or dry.

Texas Wineries

Out-of-State Wineries


Texas Package Stores and Wine Only Package Stores

Out-of-State Retailers


Wholesalers (Texas and Out-of-State)

Under current state law, wholesalers / distributors are not authorized to ship wine directly to consumers in Texas.

Foreign Wineries

Under current state law, wineries located outside of the United States are not authorized to ship wine directly to consumers in Texas.


Interstate Shipping (Shipping Wine Into States Other Than Texas)

Personal Shipments (Non-Commercial Transactions)

If you are an individual interested in shipping wine to a friend or family member in Texas as a gift, you may do so, as long as you use a TABC-licensed common carrier. If you live in Texas and would like to ship wine to a friend or family member in another state, you still need to use a TABC-licensed common carrier, but you may also want to check the receiving state's laws regarding shipping.


The commission is more than happy to answer further questions about Texas state laws regarding wine shipping. Please direct your inquiry to questions@tabc.texas.gov.