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Grower Sales Privilege - Wine and Cider

  • May import, store, and export wine and cider made from fruit or grapes grown in Oregon under the control of the licensee (note this license doesn't allow the manufacture of wine or cider).
  • May sell such wine or cider to wholesalers in Oregon.
  • May export such wine or cider out of Oregon (Oregon has no requirements to ship or deliver wine or cider to a business or individual outside of Oregon; however, the state or country in which the business or individual is located may have requirements).
  • May sell and distribute such wine or cider directly to retail licensees in Oregon.
  • May sell such wine or cider to individuals in Oregon for consumption on or off the licensed business.
  • May sell such wine and cider to individuals in a securely covered container (“growler") for consumption off the licensed premises (the container may not hold more than 2 gallons).
  • The license comes with the privilege to make next-day delivery of such wine and cider directly to an Oregon resident.  Note: must follow OAR 845-006-0392.
  • To make same-delivery of such wine and cider directly to an Oregon resident the licensee must apply and received OLCC prior approval.  Note: must follow OAR 845-006-0392.
  • Eligible to obtain a 2nd and 3rd location to do everything allowed at the 1st location.
  • Eligible to apply for a “special event" license: SEG.
  • Must obtain an OLCC privilege tax bond.


Food service is not a requirement of this license. However, if you plan to allow on-site consumption of alcohol (including “tastings") by customers and you want to allow minor customers (people age 20 and under), you must describe how drinking will not be the predominant activity in the areas and times you will allow minors. Often, the best way to do this is to offer food service in the areas and during the times you will allow minors. The OLCC will work with you during the application process to help you with this issue.

Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) are adopted, repealed and amended by the Oregon legislature and signed into law by the Governor.  
 
Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) are implemented by the OLCC. These regulations are proposed by, adopted, repealed and amended by the OLCC.

ORS 471

  • See section .001 for definition of Wine
  • See section .023 for the definition of Cider
  • See section .155 for Privilege Tax Bond requirement
  • See section .227 for the Grower Sales Privilege license

ORS 473

  • Wine, Cider and Malt Beverage Privilege Tax

OAR 845, Division 5

  • See subsection 0416 for definitions for delivery of Malt Beverages, Wine or Cider to Individuals
  • See subsection 0417 for Qualifications for Direct Shipment and Retail Delivery of Malt Beverages, Wine, or Cider to a Resident of Oregon

OAR 845, Division 6

  • See subsection 0391 for definitions for delivery of Malt Beverages, Wine or Cider to Individuals
  • See subsection 0396 for Requirements for Direct Shipment and Delivery of Wine and Cider to a Resident of Oregon


Privilege Tax
You are responsible for reporting to the OLCC the amount of any wine and cider you import into Oregon.  You may be required to pay a tax on this wine and cider.
 
Privilege Tax Bond
Unless you qualify for an exception, you will be required to maintain a privilege tax bond with the OLCC.   More information is available at: http://www.oregon.gov/OLCC/privilege_tax.shtml#Bond_Requirement

  • Contact the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to determine what you need to do to comply with Federal laws. 
  • You must have an address in Oregon where you will do business. 
  • You must currently own, lease, or rent the business property or you must be in the process of purchasing, leasing, or renting the property. You may make any purchase, lease, or rent agreement contingent on obtaining a liquor license. 
  • Determine whether your business will be a sole proprietorship or some form of legal entity (such as a corporation or limited liability company). If you are a legal entity you must be registered to do business in Oregon with the Oregon Secretary of State Corporation Division
  • If you will offer lottery games (including video poker) contact the Oregon Lottery Commission
  • If you will make, warehouse, or sell at retail beer or wine for drinking on site, the Oregon Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Division may require a license. 


In order for the OLCC to be able to accept your application packet, it must contain all of the following OLCC forms and information: 

 If you apply as a Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership, or Franchise, you will need to complete the appropriate form below:

 


You will be working with the OLCC office that covers the city or county where your business will be located.  
 
Mail or deliver your completed application packet to the OLCC office that covers the city or county in Oregon where your business address is located.  Do not include the license fee at this time. 
 
If you need help completing your application, contact the OLCC office where you will be submitting your application packet. 
 
OLCC Office Locations

Once the OLCC has determined that your application packet is complete and accurate, we will begin working on your application. We will then give you some documents to you take to the local government for their recommendation.

  • The local government is the city if your business address is within the city limits; or
  • The local government is the county if your business address is outside of the city limits 

Contact your city or county to make sure you understand their process. They generally will not review your application until it is accepted by OLCC.


Liquor liability insurance is required for any business that allows on-premises consumption of alcohol. The OLCC will not issue a 90-Day Temporary Authority or license without proof of insurance.
 
The most common proof of insurance is an insurance certificate or ACORD form from your insurance agent. The form must show all of the following:

  • All applicant(s) as the named insured
  • Business address (not just the mailing address)
  • Liquor liability insurance
  • Coverage of at least $300,000
  • Coverage must be current 
  • OLCC is listed as a certificate holder


A Special Event Grower (SEG) license allows an Oregon Grower Sales Privilege licensee to:

  • Sell wine and cider allowed to be sold under the annual Grower Sales Privilege license for consumption on the special event licensed premises or in manufacturer-sealed containers for consumption off of the special event licensed premise.
  • Sell wine and cider allowed to be sold under the annual Grower Sales Privilege license to individuals in a securely covered container (“growler") for consumption off the licensed premises (the container may not hold more than 2 gallons).

   
Fee: $10 per day 
 
Special Event Grower (SEG) application 
 


You will be working with the OLCC office that covers the city or county where your business will be located. If you need help completing your application, or have additional questions, please contact the office where you will be submitting your application packet. 
 
OLCC Office Locations

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