Can I bring wine to the US from Canada?

For US residents planning to visit the beautiful wine country in Kelowna and take advantage of the fantastic local wines, it is important to know the regulations for bringing wine back into the United States. According to US Customs and Border Protection, US residents are allowed to bring back 1 liter (33.8 ounces) of wine duty-free after spending at least 48 hours in Canada. However, it is important to note that there is no limit on the amount of wine that can be brought back, but a small duty will have to be paid for any amount over the 1-liter exemption.

For Canadian or other international visitors who will be passing through the US on their way home, it is important to keep your Canadian wine purchase receipts with you in case they need to be shown at the border. This is to ensure that any duty or taxes that may be owed on the wine can be properly calculated and paid.

To ensure a smooth experience when travelling with wine from Kelowna, US Customs and Border Protection along with your state’s alcohol control board should be consulted prior to purchase. It is advised that you look for wines purchased through an accredited winery as they can provide all the admissible paperwork needed during border crossings. The most efficient way to visit a number of Kelowna wineries, sample product and make purchases is to book a guided wine tour. How much does a wine tour cost in Kelowna?

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