Wine Compliance

Our wine compliance experts work with wineries every day. We process ABC/TTB permits, out-of-state licenses, federal and state tax reports, label approvals, and product registrations. We also specialize in compliance related to mergers and acquisitions, audit preparation, and training for in-house compliance departments.

Licenses for new businesses

  • Bonded wineries
  • Bonded wine cellars
  • Wine wholesalers
  • Tax paid wine bottling houses
  • Tasting rooms
  • Public warehouses
  • Remote offices
  • Online wine retailers

License modifications

  • Changes in location
  • Changes in physical premises
  • Labeling name changes
  • Record keeping and reporting variances

Ownership changes

  • Changes in control
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • New owner and officer qualifications

Audit services

  • Readiness assessment
  • Pre-audit preparation
  • Post-audit review
  • Training

Product registrations

  • New products
  • New packaging
  • Additional sizes
  • Vintage changes
  • Price changes  and price posting
  • Training

Direct ship licensing

  • Tax permits
  • Corp and LLC qualification
  • Bonds
  • Product registrations

3-Tier & Wholesale Licensing

  • Tax permits
  • Corp and LLC qualification
  • Bonds
  • Product registrations
  • Distributor appointments

Label approvals

  • Label consultation
  • COLAs online processing
  • Training

Distributor changes

  • Franchise regulations
  • Agency notifications
  • Dual distributorship filings

Salesperson licenses

  • Needs assessment
  • License processing
  • Nexus issues

Direct ship reporting

  • Electronic filing
  • Accuracy rating here
  • Shipment compliance checks
  • Excise tax reporting
  • Training

Federal reporting & tax processing

  • Inventory and operations reports
  • Federal excise tax returns
  • Craft Beverage Modernization Act reporting
  • Excise tax forecasting
  • Training
  • Export compliance

3-Tier reporting

  • Processing payment of excise taxes
  • Training

State Shipping Laws for Wineries

Wine Institute and Compli have collaborated to create a direct-to-consumer (DTC) website that offers the California wine industry a comprehensive resource on all state shipping compliance rules consolidated into a single place.


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