Wine Store

There is a government-imposed moratorium (freeze) on new wine stores and new applications are not being accepted. The moratorium is in effect until July 1, 2022. There is no wait list.

Wine stores are stores associated with

Wine stores operate as a separate retail store and are not located at a winery.


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Current wine store licensees

Liquor and cannabis licensing portal

Current special wine store licensees can submit change jobs and renewals through the liquor and cannabis licensing portal.

For more information, visit online liquor licensing.

Wine store temporary off-site sales

If you are a wine store licensee, you can apply for an extra endorsement that lets you sell your products at a tasting-focused food and beverage festival. With this endorsement, you can set up a temporary store at the event.

The festival must be licensed under a Special Event Permit (SEP) and must invite you to attend. Before each event, you must get an event-specific authorization to set up the temporary store.

To apply for a temporary off-site sale endorsement

Complete

To apply for an event-specific authorization

Complete

Send applications by

  • Email
  • Mail: PO Box 9292 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9J8
  • Fax: 250 952-7066

Wine store licence conversions

If you are an independent wine store licensee, you can convert your licence to a Licensee Retail Store (LRS). The application deadline is 4:30 pm on Monday, 31 March, 2025. For more information, read Policy Directive 20-16

To apply to convert your wine store

Complete

Send the form by

  • Email
  • Mail: PO Box 9292 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9J8
  • Fax: 250-952-7066