(a) The department may issue a limited off-sale retail wine license which authorizes the sale of wine by the licensee if all of the following conditions are met:
(1) Sales are restricted to those solicited and accepted via direct mail, telephone, or the Internet.
(2) Sales are not conducted from a retail premises open to the public.
(3) The licensee takes possession of and title to all wine sold by the licensee.
(4) All wine sold by the licensee is delivered to the purchaser from the licensee’s licensed premises or from a licensed public warehouse.
(b) The sale of wine shall only be to consumers and not for resale, in packages or quantities of 52 gallons or less per sale, for consumption off the premises where sold.
(c) The licensee shall comply with Section 23985, but is exempted from Sections 23985.5 and 23986.
(d) The department may impose reasonable conditions upon the licensee as may be needed in the interest of public health, safety, and welfare.
(e) The application for the license shall be accompanied by an original fee in an amount equivalent to that of an original off-sale beer and wine license pursuant to Section 23954.5. The annual fee for the license shall be an amount equivalent to that of a retail package off-sale beer and wine license pursuant to Section 23320. All moneys collected from the fees shall be deposited in the Alcohol Beverage Control Fund, pursuant to Section 25761.
(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 327, Sec. 5. (SB 937) Effective January 1, 2013.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018