Winery Compliance Services

Affordable Compliance for Wineries Small & Large

Winery Compliance Services is a full spectrum compliance company for Pacific Northwest Wineries.

WCS can ease your troubles by assisting you through the initial start-up application process of obtaining state and federal approvals as well as acquiring new permits for change of locations, out-of-state shipping, federal COLA's, filing all of your state and federal reports and more.

We can even represent you in State and Federal audits, as well as help you stay up-to-date on new regulations. 

WCS has recently expanded into the fulfillment and storage division of the wine business. For more information, about Winery Fulfillment Services, visit:

Below are the services that are offered as part of our flat monthly rate. Call us for pricing details.


We'll make sure that you meet the many requirements in the reporting arena, including Federal, State and Out-of-State shipping. 

Federal Reporting

  • Federal Excise Tax Reporting
  • Report of Wine Premise Operations (5120.17)

State Reporting

  • Washington Domestic Winery Summary Report (LIQ-774)
  • Washington State Department of Revenue Combined Excise Tax Report 
  • Oregon Winery Annual Privilege Tax Statement 
  • Idaho Wine Tax Return, Form 1752
  • Idaho Sales & Use Tax Return
  • Idaho Monthly Usage Report 
  • Not in the PNW? Call us to find out if we can help you!

Out-of-State Reporting

  • Monthly Direct Shipper Reporting
  • Monthly Sales to Distributors Reporting
  • Monthly Sales to Retail Licensees Reporting


Federal Label Approvals

WCS can assist you in getting labels approved for new wines or revisions. We will offer consulting on wording and requirements for labels as well as submit labels for approval for you through the COLAs online system. 


Compliance Consulting

As part of our flat monthly compliance rate, WCS will be there for you to clarify the many complex laws surrounding the alcohol industry. We make ourselves available to our clients to the best of our ability because we know that our clients are busy making great wine. WCS has staff who are knowledgeable in the areas of Federal and Washington State wine law, as well as out-of-state compliance.

These services are all provided for one flat monthly fee.

Cougar Crest Estate Winery has used Winery Compliance Services for many years. They get our work done timely and accurately, and they are able to answer all our questions about compliance, and if they don’t know they find out. They are also indispensable when it is time for our audits, they work directly with WSLCB making it painless for us to be audited. Having a local company with their expertise has been very important to our success.
— Deborah Hansen, Owner and Winemaker Cougar Crest Estate Winery