FDA & TTB Compliance: A Checklist for Winery Operations

It’s always a good time to gut-check your wine production record-keeping, but it’s especially valuable to do so each year before harvest begins. Every producer of wine or hard cider is required to keep thorough compliance records for the TTB and FDA. This documentation requires immaculate tracking of liquid movements across each tax class and […]

8 Ways to Improve Wine Quality and Stay Organized Over Harvest

Whether your winery brings in 5 tons or 5,000 tons, getting ready for harvest takes time, sufficient planning, and financial investment (enter harvest intern expense). However, all that work could be compromised if there isn’t proper organization throughout the entire process. Without it, you might end up burning yourself out. That is when mistakes start to […]

Change Production Software in 4 Easy Steps

As winemakers ourselves, we’ve been there. We yearned for winemaking-specific software to help us to track our cellar work in real-time and make our jobs easier. Excel and other databases weren’t cutting it, but switching to a different system seemed burdensome and costly. Solving this issue is one of the many reasons we created InnoVint […]

Early Bud Break in Northern California

Bud break arrived early this year in the Napa Valley, kicking off the beginning of the 2018 growing season.  Although it feels as like the 2017 harvest just finished, winemakers across the country find themselves less than 4 months away from beginning to receive fruit. What is on the top of your wish list to […]

Wine and Headaches: Finally, a Truthful Article

No, it’s not from sulfites. Our bet? Histamine, as this article states, or more specifically: biogenic amines. With every glass, after almost an hour, your head starts throbbing. The infamous red wine headache may be cured with 3 tricks. Let’s take a closer look at what causes a wine headache and how drinking water may […]