Maker's Story

Barrel Management Made Easier

Complex systems to simple solutions. Silverado Vineyards embraces a better winery management software to manage barrels and all winery activities.

Silverado uses InnoVint

Meet Silverado Vineyards

Silverado Vineyards is a premier Napa Valley winery on the Silverado Trail and rests on a hill in the heart of the Stag’s Leap District. The property was purchased in 1981 by Lillian Disney (Walt’s widow) and their daughter Diane Miller along with her husband Ron. The property was formerly owned by the See Family of See’s Candy.

Established in 2012
Located in Napa, California
Premium Still Wine Producer
Head Winemaker:
Elena Franceschi
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The Problem

Redundant Tasks and Minimal Visibility

Silverado had selected vintrace as their production software in 2019. After implementation and getting used to the platform, they realized that the software wouldn’t support their cellar workflow needs.

With thousands of barrels in inventory, streamlined and simple barrel management was an important requirement to reduce redundant tasks, increase productivity, and simplify their operations.

Before InnoVint

After InnoVint

“At the end of the day working within the InnoVint system, my level of frustration or the amount I need to manipulate the information to make it work is minimal compared to previous software systems I have used.”

Elena Franceschi

Head Winemaker, Silverado Vineyards

Elena Silverado Vineyards

The Solution

Silverado Finds a Better Way

InnoVint offered the ability to take a multi-step cumbersome barrel management flow and simplify it into a single, easy task in a work order. The task allows them to top multiple lots, indicate which vessels were used to top from and deplete a portion or all of the volume, and add and fill breakdown vessels all within the same action. That, combined with InnoVint’s superior intuitiveness, navigation and proactive success team making the transition was a no-brainer.

The ease and curated functionality specific to winemaking in InnoVint made the decision to switch to InnoVint an easy one for Elena and her team at Silverado.

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