Compliance is probably the most unpopular part of the wine business. Despite that, every single US winery is required to create specific records and file required reports on their winemaking activities. In our experience, the primary reason for the unpopularity of compliance is lack of good training. Winery staff are given little or no training showing them the what, why, and most importantly the how to when it comes to their records and reports. Wine Compliance Alliance offers two types of training assistance. Our Custom Compliance Training and our online Winery Compliance Training Academy. See below for more info on each.

25+ years of experience

With over 25 years of experience, 16 of those working in the cellar at several Napa Valley wineries, plus over 10 years of instructing winery compliance courses, our office brings a practical and real world understanding in helping wineries effectively manage their compliance.

We offer three areas of service

Winery Compliance Training Academy

Looking for some practical training to help with your required records & reports? Including real world examples of how to fill them out and the chance to ask your specific questions? That’s why we created our online school, the Winery Compliance Training Academy. Through the WCTA courses specific to the following agencies will be offered:

  • TTB (Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau)
  • CA ABC (California Alcoholic Beverage Control)
  • CDFA (California Department of Food & Agriculture)
  • CDTFA (California Department of Tax & Fee Administration)

Our first course available now is on TTB Winery Harvest Compliance. Just in time! Click the button for full info and to get signed up!

Custom Compliance Training

Wineries are often looking for instruction on their records, report filings and compliance processes.
With 16 years of hands on experience working in the cellars of Napa Valley wineries we are able to bring a day to day understanding of the activities happening at wineries and how to provide their staff the guidance to document and report them correctly, thus removing the confusion so they can keep their focus on making and selling wine.

Here are some of the common items that training is provided for:

  • TTB 5120.17 report
  • TTB Excise tax report
  • TTB label approval
  • Common records such as bills of lading and weigh tags
  • Wine label design
  • Trade name addition

Original and Amendment Application Filings:

Are you looking to start a new wine business, or are an existing one that needs to make some changes?

We offer services to assist with the following types of applications:

  • TTB basic permit – new winery
  • TTB basic permit – Alternating Proprietor
  • TTB basic permit – Wine Wholesaler
  • CA ABC type 02 license
  • CA ABC type 17 & 20 licenses
  • CDFA – Weighmaster or Processors license
  • Napa County Home Occupation permit – County or City of Napa