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DH Wine Compliance
Drea Helfer, Alcohol Industry Compliance Specialist

P.O. Box 1124, Windsor, CA 95492
(707) 529-7843 (coming soon)


I have worked for two of the largest wine compliance firms in Northern California. I've licensed hundreds of wineries, importers, wholesalers and retailers up and down the west coast. With a background in all aspects of compliance including Federal label approvals, out-of-state licensing, direct-to-consumer licensing, brand registration, operational reporting, and all aspects of consulting, my repertoire of knowledge is extensive. For the last four years, I have specialized in California and Federal licensing. I  have also bonded wineries outside of California and handled various retail ABC license projects.


Federal Alcohol Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau and State Licensing
Start up Permits and Bonds – wineries, importers, wholesalers, retailers, & tasting rooms
Alternating Proprietorships and Host Curtailments
Changes to address and company structure
Changes to bonded & licensed premises – expansions and curtailments
Distilled Spirits Permits (for alcohol reduction operations)
Winery reporting – 702, Winegrower, Beer & Wine Importer, Distilled Spirits,
Crush, and TTB Tax Returns
Trade name additions
Certificate of Label Approvals (COLA/FLA)

Additional Services
Compliance consulting
Organization of compliance files
Employee training
Notary Public
FDA Bioterrorism Registration
County or city home occupational use permits
County fictitious business name statement filing and newspaper publication
CA Department of Food & Agricultural Processor's License
State Board of Equalization Seller's Permit and Excise Tax registration

Quarterly Audits
We provide and strongly recommend quarterly audits. Our audit will verify:
Your current company legal structure is accurately on file with all of the appropriate agencies
Premises diagram, and descriptions for the winery, tasting room and office are accurate
Maintenance of all operational documents required by the TTB and ABC are being handled properly
Documentation supports the operational reports that have been filed on your behalf