Licensing & Permitting
A Farm Winery permit allows a farm to transport produce grown on their farm to a TABC licensed winery for the manufacture, bottling and labeling of unfortified wine from that produce. The bottled wine will then be returned to the farm, where it can be sold in sealed containers. The farm winery can also offer single servings of its wine for complimentary tasting. A farm winery can also offer single servings of its wine with or without charge as tastings and can sell their wine by the drink or by the bottle for consumption on premise.
A Direct Shipper license allows any person, firm or corporation who holds a federal basic permit to manufacture, bottle or rectify wine, to ship that wine by common carrier to its consumers in the State of Tennessee who are over the age of twenty-one (21) and have purchased the wine directly from the direct shipper.
Anyone wishing to operate a wine premises (bonded winery (BW or BWN), bonded wine cellar (BWC) or taxpaid wine bottling house (TPWBH)) must first apply to TTB and receive permission to start operations. Winery, bonded wine cellar and/or taxpaid wine bottling house operations may not begin until approval is given.
Startup & Business Operation
Establishing Your Business
Research & Studies
University of TN – Agriculture Extension
Out of State Universities
Educational Resources & Blogs
Grants & Funding
Preliminary Actions for Grant Applications
A majority of Federal Grants will require you to be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM)and also to have a Data Universal Number System (UEI) number. Neither of these applications cost money, but they can take time so be sure to take care of this right away. If you are already registered with these systems, you do not need to do it again.