A Wine Carrier’s License is required for the direct shipment of wine. Wine directly shipped into Iowa may only be delivered by a licensed carrier. 

Approved Carriers

Currently, Federal Express Ground and Express, UPS and Integrity Express Logistics are the only licensed carriers in the state.

Vendor & Record Requirements

Wine carriers are required to maintain records of wine shipped including:

  •  license number
  • name of the wine manufacturer
  • quantity of wine shipped
  • recipient’s name and address, and 
  • electronic or paper form of signature from the recipient of the wine. 

Shipment records are to be submitted to the division twice a year -- January and July.

Direct Wine Shipper and Wine Carrier Licenses are available only to wine manufacturers (i.e. vintners) and subject to administrative sanctions for violations. Sanctions include civil penalties, as well as license suspensions and revocations.

Shipment Reports