Alcohol duties: application for a licence as a wine or made-wine producer or commercial grower (WMW1)
Use the online form service if you intend to produce wine or made-wine for sale. If you're a commercial grower you will also need to apply under certain circumstances.
You can either:
- use the online form service (sign in to, or set up a Government Gateway account)
- fill in the form on-screen, print and post it to HM Revenue and Customs
If you use the online form, you’ll get a reference number that you can use to track the progress of your form.
Form WMW1 should be used to apply for a licence where you are:
- intending to produce wine or made-wine for sale
- a commercial grower wishing to receive wine, produced by a licensed producer for you, in duty suspense
Producers: what to include
You must submit a detailed site plan in addition to form WMW1 showing:
- the position and description of the rooms, vessels, plant or equipment you intend to use in the production of wine or made-wine
- where the wine or made-wine is to be stored
You have 15 working days from when you submit your online application to send a site plan. If you don’t, HMRC will be unable to proceed with your request. You’ll have to resubmit you plan and it will be treated as a new application.
Send the plan to:
HM Revenue and Customs
Excise Processing Teams
Commercial growers: what to include
You only have to include a plan of where the wine is to be stored.
Before you start using the postal form
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You’ll need to fill in the form fully before you can print it. You can’t save a partly completed form so gather all your information together before you start to fill it in.
Published: 27 June 2016
Updated: 24 January 2017
- Postal address on the landing page has updated to reflect changes effective from December 2016.
- An online forms service is now available.
- First published.