Wines of Crimea Import Setup
Winery Acceptance by Wines of Crimea
The first step for being included in Wines of Crimea’s import and marketing campaigns is to have your winery accepted by Wines of Crimea. Only wines that we feel are of a suitable quality and are appropriate to meet US consumer demands will qualify for inclusion.
If you are an owner or managing director of a Crimean winery that wishes to export your wines to the US, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with wine descriptions, pictures, and pricing information. Further, send four Qualifying Samples (in capacity of 750 ML each) of each brand you wish to export to: Wines of Crimea LLC, 50 First Parish Rd Scituate Ma. 02066 USA
Once we have reviewed your information and sampled your wine, we will contact you with our decision, and will advice accepted wineries on how to begin the process for US import and inclusion in our marketing campaigns.
US Import Requirements Summarized
For each wine you intend to export the following is required:
- A Statement of Production on the winery’s letterhead signed by owner or managing director of the winery (see Statement of Production below).
- A sample of at least 750 ml of each wine you would like to export for laboratory analysis.
- A label that meets US labeling requirements (see US Labeling Requirements below)
Statement of Production and testing samples can be sent to our headquarters at: 50 First Parish Road, Scituate Ma. 02066 USA. We will handle submitting the paperwork and samples to the US government on your behalf. We will pass along costs incurred for payment of Government testing fee to you. These fees must be paid in advance.
Statements of Production Overview:
In order to comply with US import requirements, for each wine you wish to export, a Statement of Production must be submitted on the winery’s letterhead describing the wine making process and ingredients. The Statement of Production must be signed by the winery owner or managing director. The Statement of Production must, at a minimum, include:
- A detailed and specific quantitative list of each and every ingredient in the wine.
- A step-by-step description of the production process.
- Information on the agricultural source of alcohol for any distilled spirits used in the product.
- The percentage of alcohol by volume/proof at distillation (the highest proof of the distillate before dilution to bottling proof) of any distilled spirits used in the product.
- Identification and source of any flavoring material used in the product.
- A specific description of when flavoring material is added in the production of the product.
- The total volume and percent of alcohol content of the finished product.
US Labeling Requirements (summarized)
The Brand Label must include (Front Label):
- Brand name of the wine.
- Class, type, or other designation of the wine.
- Alcohol contents by volume.
On any label on the bottle (usually the back label):
- Address of importer - exact text: Imported by Wines of Crimea LLC, 50 First Parish Road Scituate Ma. USA.
- Producer information - exact text: Produced and bottled by (your winery’s name and address in English). Example: Produced and bottled by Dionis, Simferopol, Ukraine.
- Net contents in authorized metric. Allowed volumes are: 3, 1.5, 1 L; 750, 500, 375, 187, 100, 50 ml. We prefer 750 ML bottles.
- Declaration of sulfites, exact text: CONTAINS SULFITES
- The Surgeon general’s warning- exact text: GOVERNMENT WARNING: (1) According to the Surgeon general, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems.
Contact us with questions or learn more about Wines of Crimea and the American wine tasting events where we will be featuring Crimean wines.