Direct Shipment of Wine by Wineries

In order to obtain a direct wine shipper permit from the Liquor Commission, any person must pay applicable fees and have a State of Hawaii General Excise Tax License from the Department of Taxation and one of the following:
  • Class 1 license to manufacture wine under section 281-31
  • License to manufacture wine issued by another state


The holder of a direct wine shipper permit may sell and annually ship no more than six, nine-liter cases of wine per household to any person 21 years of age or older for personal use only in the county that issued the permit.

In addition, the permit holder must:

  • Ship wine directly to the person in containers conspicuously labeled with, "Contains alcohol: signature of person age 21 years or older required for delivery."
  • Require that the carrier of the shipment obtain the signature of any person 21 years of age or older before delivering the shipment.
  • Pay all applicable general excise and gallon taxes.
  • Report the total amount of wine shipped within the respective county no later than January 31 each year to the Liquor Commission in each county where a direct wine shipper permit is held.
Year end report shall include:

1) Winery name
2) Winery location address
3) Maui County Permit no.
4) Compliance contact person and contact information (tel, fax, email, etc...)

5) Name, address, birth date of purchaser
6) Name and address of receiver
7) Product name, quantity (bottles/liters), and value
8) Date of shipment

General excise and gallonage taxes are not collected by the Department of Liquor Control. Please contact the State of Hawaii Department of Taxation at or 808-587-4242 or 1-800-222-3229.

Direct Shipment of Wine Permit Application

This permit application only covers wine shipments made to residents of the County of Maui (islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai). For wine shipments made to the Counties of Hawaii, Oahu, and Kauai, please contact:

County of Hawaii
Department of Liquor Control

East Hawaii
Hilo Lagoon Center
101 Aupuni Street, Suite 230
Hilo HI 96720
(808) 961-8218
West Hawaii
Ane Keohokalohe Highway, Bldg B
Kailua-Kona HI 96740
(808) 323-4370

City & County of Oahu

Honolulu Liquor Commission
Pacific Park Plaza
711 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 600
Honolulu HI 96813-5249
(808) 768-7300

County of Kauai

Department of Liquor Control
4444 Rice Street, Suite 120
Lihue HI 96766
(808) 241-4966

No renewal reminder notices will be sent, and current permit holders will not receive the same permit number that was assigned previously.
Applications may be submitted in November for the upcoming calendar year. 
Please contact (808) 243-7063 should you have any questions or email the department at
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