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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ South Carolina Department of Revenue
Alcohol Beverage Licensing
PO Box 125
Columbia, SC 292​14-0907

Phone: 803-898-5864

Report alcohol-related violations:
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7 Day Winery ​Permit (P7W)

The 7 Day Winery Permit is reserved for wineries using grapes grown in this State that are harvested, processed, fermented, bottled, and sold at the winery's location. It authorizes:

  • The manufacturing, blending, and bottling of wine
  • The sale of wine produced at the winery to wholesalers
  • The sale of wine produced at the winery to patrons of the winery location for consumption on the licensed premises, as well as to go​
  • ​The shipment of wine produced at the winery to the homes of in- or out-of-state consumers

​ Because this license authorizes ​sales 7 days a week, it is only issued in counties and municipalities that ​adopt an ordinance permitting wine sales on Sunday​​ under limited circumstances.

License ​renewal

The 7 Day Winery Permit must be renewed every two years. The renewal date is ba​sed on the county where your business operates, not the date when you applied for or received your license. ​ Learn more about the renewal schedule​.

​​ ​This license does NOT authorize:
  • ​The sale or consumption of beer
  • The sale or consumption of liquor​
  • The distribution and sale of wine to retail locations
  • The sale or consumption of wine not produced at the licensed location
  • Curbside sales or pickup of beer or wine
  • Drive-through sales or pickup of beer or wine


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​Application requirements and instructions​

First, it's important for you to review the general ABL applicant requirements listed on the ABL license directory page ​to make sure you are eligible to apply.

When you’re ready to apply, we recommend submitting your application using our free online tax portal, MyDORWAY. It’s faster and easier than completing a paper application, and you don’t have to worry about mail proc​essing or making a trip to one of our offices.​

​Fees​
  • Non-refundable filing fee: $300 (Due at the time your application is submitted)
  • License fee: $1,5​00 (​Due every two years with li​cense renewal)
    • ​You must pay a prorated amount of the license fee after your 7 Day Winery Permit application has been approved by the SCDOR.

License requirements ​​
  • You must first ​have a valid South Carolina Retail License. If you have not yet applied for a Retail License, get started here.
  • You must submit a completed In-State Brewery, Winery, Liquor Manufacturer and Beer, Wine, and/or Liquor Wholesaler​ application (ABL-9​​​02​), including all supplemental forms. See Required Forms below for more information. We recommend applying on MyDORWAY, but if submitting a paper copy of the application, make sure it’s signed and dated.
  • You must have an advertisement run in an approved newspaper that notifies the public that you have applied for an alcohol license. See Required Signs & Notices below for more information.
  • You are required to maintain functioning, sanitary restrooms available for patrons of your business during all hours of operation.
  • You must submit a copy of the lease, deed, writing from a local municipality, or enforceable written contract that grants you the right to use and control the licensed premises. This document must designate the specific area of the premises that will be licensed. In addition, you may supplement this document by submitting a copy of the ABL Lease Supplemental Information​ form (ABL-977).
  • No person may have direct or indirect ownership, influence, or financial interest in more than one of the following entities: a manufacturer, a distributor, or a retailer of beer or wine. 

As part of the application process, you must notify the public of your applic​ation by running an advertisement in an approved newspaper.​ The SCDOR will notify SLED to post a sign at your business location.

SLED sign posting

  • ​A SLED agent must post and remove a sign at the proposed place of business. 
  • This sign must remain posted for at least 15 days and may be removed only by the SLED agent.
    • If the sign disappears before the SLED agent removes it, contact the SCDOR or SLED immediately.

Newspaper legal advertisement 

  • You are required to notify the public of ​your application by placing a legal advertisement in an SCDOR-approved newspaper for your area at least once a week for three consecutive weeks.
    • See the ​Approved Newspapers for ABL Legal Advertisements list (​ ABL-32)​.
      • ​If you submit your legal advertisement in a non-approved newspaper, you will be required to re-run an advertisement in an approved newspaper. 
  • The legal advertisement must:
    • State the type of license applied for and the exact location of the proposed business 
    • Be posted in the legal notices section of the approved newspaper, or an equivalent section if the newspaper has no legal notices section 
    • Be in large type and cover a space of one column wide and at least two inches deep
  • You must submit an Affidavit of Publication from the newspaper running the legal advertisement. 
    • If the newspaper does not submit the Affidavit of Publication on ​your behalf, you can attach the affidavit as part of the application on MyDORWAY
    • The affidavit must include a copy of the advertisement.
    • The SCDOR will not issue your license until we receive an affidavit from an approved newspaper.

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Frequently asked questions

Review the FAQs below for answers to frequently asked questions about the 7 Day Winery Permit. Our Beer & Wine and ​Operating an ABL Business​​ pages ​have ​additional helpful information.​

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​If wine tasting o​ccurs at my licensed location, am I required to have insurance?​

Related SC Code of Laws

  • SC Code Section 61-4-520 – Outlines prohibited acts
  • SC Code Sections 61-4-700 & 61-4-710 – Outlines wine labeling
  • SC Code Sections 61-4-720, 61-4-730, & 61-4-737 – Authorize wine sales and tastings
  • ​SC Code Section ​61-4-735 – Outlines three-tier restrictions
  • SC Code Section 61-4-747 – Outlines direct shipment to residents
  • SC Code Section 61-6​-2010​ – Outlines Sunday liquor sales​