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Video: Buying grapes from a CA grower? You need this license

Harvest 2017 is coming up quickly which means many wine businesses are well into grape contracts for the season. Here in California any individual or business that purchases wine grapes is required to

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CA wineries: Time to renew your ABC licenses

Here in California if you are in business as a winery, which is known as a “Winegrower” with our Alcoholic Beverage Control agency by now you would have more than likely received a mailing

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The TTB is giving wineries their money back!

Money back from the TTB?  Yes you read that correctly, I've already seen it several times myself in the last few weeks. These monies are refund payments for TTB wine bonds for those wineries who originally

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What is Up with the TTB site shut Downs?

As I shared in an earlier blog post we've already become unhappily accustomed to slower response times when dealing w/the TTB. Now this week out of nowhere two of their main website electronic filing platforms

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Winery Compliance Class in Napa: April 12th 9 am til noon

*NOTE: An incorrect date was listed on postcard mailing. Correct date is Wednesday, April 12th 9 am til noon. The requirement for Napa County winery use permit holders to submit annual reports is getting

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TTB wine bond cancellation applications moving through quickly. Demo videos now live!

What a pleasant winery compliance surprise! A TTB application that moves quickly through to approval! (You learn to be grateful for simple things in my line of work) These applications being in reference

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Filing a new winery or wine cellar application? OK now without a wine bond

I’ve been sharing a lot lately about the upcoming TTB wine bond requirement changes. Earlier today I was on their Permits Online website and came across an announcement which shares some info specific

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US Wineries – time to renew your FDA food facility registration

Guess what US wineries? Another item just came up on your compliance to do list. The biennial food facility registration with the Food & Drug Administration. All US wineries, considered part of the

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Wineries: No cross outs on your weigh tags!

It’s game on for crush 2015 2016! A colleague recently shared a post about the sparkling grape harvest getting started in Lodi. Once the grapes start rolling in things heat up pretty fast. (No

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More specifics on Napa County winery use permits now available online

The folks at the Napa County planning office have been busy. It is actually a pretty busy place no matter what, but especially lately around the topic of winery use permits. They have long maintained a

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