Licensing

Federal
IRS – Employer Identification Number
TTB – Basic Permit
TTB – Bonded Winery Registration
TTB – Certificate of Label Approval
FDA – Food Facility Registration

State
Department of the Secretary of State – Entity Incorporation
Department of Agriculture – Food and Fuel License
Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages – Small Winery Liquor License
Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages – Label Registration
Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages – Excise Tax
Department of Environmental Protection – Beverage container registration
Maine Revenue Service – Sales Tax Registration
Department of Labor – Unemployment Insurance and Income Tax Withholding

Local (requirements vary by locality)
Waste water processing
Certificate of Operation
Business License

Licensing a winery in Maine requires several months of planning. The Department of Agriculture Food and Fuel License requires an inspection with rigorous attention to food-borne pathogen sanitation standards.