Drea Helfer

Drea Helfer

Drea found the wine compliance industry while working at a wine importer as an executive assistance. After attending a wine compliance class, she pursued the industry further. Drea’s stellar reputation grew quickly as she expanded her knowledge working at two of the largest compliance companies in Northern California. DH Wine Compliance was formed in 2010 with the goal of setting a new standard for wine compliance service providers. She has licensed hundreds of west coast wineries, importers, wholesalers, and retailers. Drea’s expertise extends to all aspects of compliance including federal label approvals, out-of-state licensing, direct-to-consumer licensing, brand registration, operational reporting, and consulting. She has also bonded wineries outside of California and handled various ABC retail license projects. Today Drea is regarded as one of the top alcohol compliance consultants in the nation.

When she isn’t at the office, on the phone or visiting with clients, Drea can be found golfing, hiking, trail running, riding horses or on the sidelines of a football and softball fields as she cheers on her kids. She lives in Windsor, California with her family. She is actively involved in her community with a focus on supporting the local schools and school district.

What sound do you love? The rain and the sound of horses eat grass

What did you want to be when you grew up? A used car salesman (I know!!)

What is your favorite wine related experience? My favorite memory was my first wine tasting in San Francisco – I believe it was Family Winemakers of California. I wore all white. People stared and a few came up and said how brave I was. I had no idea……