Wine Business Smart Start

Ready to start a new wine business? Are you starting one of these?
  • Home Winery
  • Alternating Proprietorship at a winery
  • Home Winery
  • Custom Crush client at a winery

First of all, congratulations on your new business venture!? Chances are you’ve thought about what kind of wine you’ll make, where you’ll get the grapes and how fun it will be to have your very own wine brand to start selling to your family, friends and restaurants.

But have you given much thought to all of the behind the scenes details you’ll need to have in place such as licenses, records and reports you’ll be required to have and maintain? 

I’m thinking probably NOT. However, these are all topics that you will need to be aware of to get started selling your wines. That is where my office comes in.

Let me help you get a Smart Start to your wine business. We’ll start off with a call to discuss your business plan for making and selling your wines. From there I can then give you specific guidance as to what license types are the most appropriate for your business model.


Here are the items you’ll get from one of my Smart Start licensing packages:

  • TTB permit
  • CA ABC license(s)
  • CA BOE permit
  • Local license filings
  • Customized compliance flowchart for your business
  • Full review call at the end of the process to explain all of your permits and licenses, fully describe all of your responsibilities for compliance records and reporting, and specific guidance for how to successfully manage them.

PLUS: The Biggest Benefit

All of this is quickly taken care of for you while you take care of your regular activities

Setting up the licenses to run a wine business and then managing the files and reports once your business has started is a very specific, sometimes complicated process that if you are not familiar with will not only eat up A LOT of your time but also be a frustrating experience on top of that.

My office has been helping new wine businesses get started successfully since 2009.  I want all of my clients to achieve success in their wine businesses, and understanding the compliance details behind them is a key part of it. If your compliance is not set up and maintained properly you’ll continue to struggle with it year after year.

So if you’re ready to get started with your own wine business- my first suggestion is to watch my three videos which are designed to help you understand the basics about wine business licensing. Here is the first video: Starting a wine business

After watching all three videos you want to talk directly with me we can schedule a call to discuss your business specifically. The fee for this call is $350 and you will be given a summary afterwards of the required licensing for your business type and what those licenses will allow your business to do as far as making and selling your wines.  You can reach my office at: 707-266-1946