A wine producer licence allows the licensee to operate a vineyard or winery.
Any licensee may hold more than one licence, but must have a separate wine nominee for each premises.
Wine that is made under a wine producer licence is known as 'licensee's wine'. With certain exceptions, this is the only wine which may be sold under the authority of a wine producer licence.
A licensee may sell their wine:
- for tasting on the premises as a sample, or with the approval of the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR), for consumption on the premises other than as a sample
- for consumption off the premises (takeaway)
- at other premises (satellite cellar door) with OLGR's approval for consumption on or off the other premises.
OLGR may allow the licensee, as a condition of the licence, to sell wine, other than licensee's wine:
- for consumption on the licensed premises and
- for consumption off the licensed premises but only if the sales do not exceed the sale of the licensee's wine (e.g. no more than 49% of annual sales).
The standard trading hours for a wine producer licence are 8am to midnight, Monday to Sunday.
A licensee can apply for extended trading hours on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day. For more information read Guideline 20: Wine licence trading hours on special days.