Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code
Sec. § 110.053
Sale and Shipment of Wine Through Program


A person who purchases wine from a winery in this state may ship the wine in accordance with:


Section 16.09 (Direct Shipment to Consumers); or


this section.


If a person who purchases wine from a winery in this state is not physically present at the winery, the winery may ship the wine to a package store that participates in the program. On receipt of the wine, the package store shall notify the purchaser that the wine is available to be picked up by the purchaser at the package store or shipped to the purchaser by the package store.


A package store that participates in the program may charge a purchaser a handling fee of not more than $3.50 for each order of wine that the purchaser picks up at the package store. The handling fee is not subject to state or local sales tax.


If a purchaser elects to have the package store ship the wine to the purchaser, the package store and the purchaser must agree on the shipping arrangements.


The package store may return a wine order to the winery if the purchaser does not pick up wine or make arrangements to have the wine shipped to the purchaser before the 30th day after the date the purchaser is notified under Subsection (b). The winery shall accept return of the wine from the package store.


For the purposes of this code, a purchase of wine under this section is considered to have occurred on the premises of the winery.


A package store that ships wine under this section is not liable for the actions of the carrier that delivers the wine.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1001, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 36 (S.B. 877), Sec. 5, eff. May 9, 2005.
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