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Alphabetical State-by-State Listing


Posted: March 27, 2000

Alphabetical State-by-State Listing

The following is a breakdown of whether states permit, prohibit or limit shipments of wine from out-of-state companies directly to consumers.


  • Alabama -- limited
  • Alaska -- limited
  • Arizona -- prohibited, allows personal transportation from abroad
  • Arkansas -- prohibited
  • California -- reciprocal
  • Colorado -- reciprocal
  • Connecticut -- limited
  • Delaware -- prohibited, allows personal transportation
  • District of Columbia -- limited
  • Florida -- prohibited, with felony penalties, allows shipments from abroad and personal transportation
  • Georgia-- prohibited, with felony penalties, allows personal transportation
  • Hawaii -- limited
  • Idaho -- reciprocal
  • Illinois -- reciprocal
  • Indiana -- prohibited, with felony penalties
  • Iowa -- reciprocal
  • Kansas -- prohibited
  • Kentucky --prohibited, with felony penalties
  • Louisiana -- limited
  • Maine -- prohibited
  • Maryland -- prohibited, with felony penalties
  • Massachusetts -- prohibited
  • Michigan -- prohibited, allows personal transportation
  • Minnesota -- reciprocal
  • Mississippi -- prohibited
  • Missouri -- reciprocal
  • Montana -- prohibited, allows personal transportation
  • Nebraska -- limited
  • Nevada -- limited
  • New Hampshire -- limited
  • New Jersey -- prohibited, allows personal transportation
  • New Mexico -- reciprocal
  • New York -- prohibited, allows personal transportation from abroad
  • North Carolina -- prohibited, with felony penalties, allows personal transportation
  • North Dakota -- limited, with felony penalties for shipping to minors
  • Ohio -- limited
  • Oklahoma -- prohibited, with felony penalties for shipping to minors
  • Oregon -- reciprocal
  • Pennsylvania -- prohibited, allows personal transportation from abroad
  • Rhode Island -- limited
  • South Carolina -- limited
  • South Dakota -- prohibited, allows personal transportation
  • Tennessee -- prohibited, with felony penalties
  • Texas -- prohibited, allows personal transportation
  • Utah -- prohibited, allows personal transportation from abroad
  • Vermont -- limited
  • Virginia-- prohibited, allows personal transportation
  • Washington -- reciprocal
  • West Virginia -- reciprocal
  • Wisconsin -- reciprocal
  • Wyoming -- limited

For specific details on individual states, check with your state Alcohol Beverage Control agency, or take a look at the Wine Institute's, Free the Grapes! or American Vintners Association's Web sites.

Confused about why there are so many different state laws? To learn more about the issue of interstate direct shipping, read our feature package Wine Wars.

Don't like your state laws? Let your state legislators and members of Congress know! Contact your U.S. representatives and U.S. senators or send a form e-mail message provided by Free the Grapes!



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