Sovos ShipCompliant
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Barbara Fusco
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Direct To Consumer Wine Shipping

DtC Shipping is Critical to Your Business – So is DtC Compliance

WWI members enjoy a discount with Sovos ShipCompliant



Direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine shipping is a critical part of many wineries’ success. In 2022, DtC shipments in the U.S. were valued at $4.1 billion and made up 12% of total off-premise sales of domestically made wines. The channel only grows in importance as consumers continue to migrate to online shopping and direct shipment.

While DtC wine shipping is a great way to bring your products to a wider audience, there are a variety of compliance considerations to keep in mind so that your business doesn't run afoul of regulators, especially as the last several years have seen increased scrutiny by regulators including audits and enforcement actions. There are serious consequences to non-compliance with laws surrounding licensure, age verification, labeling, carrier handling and more. Initial violations bring cease and desist letters, but fines and monetary penalties are also common. If noncompliance becomes habitual, DtC licenses can be revoked, which can have a domino effect and lead to the loss of production licenses.

Our partner Sovos ShipCompliant can help make sure your DtC shipping is always in compliance and you experience smooth sailing as your wine club and other shipments head out the door. Their cloud-based software offers real-time compliance checks and tax determination so your DtC shipping operations stay healthy (not subject to penalties, fines, or worse) for the long haul. On top of that, their Delivery Experience solution helps you deliver top-notch customer service around shipping in this age of Amazon and a new level of comfort/desire to have wine delivered to a customer’s home.

Washington Wine Institute members that are new or renewing Sovos ShipCompliant customers receive a 10% discount off a one-year contract of any Sovos ShipCompliant product.

Want to learn more? Reach out to your existing Sovos ShipCompliant account executive, or you can send a note via their website, or directly to

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