The Wine Foundry, acclaimed for their mastery of small-lot, ultra-premium quality winemaking, is the custodian of over 25 alternating proprietorships and custom crush clients, along with their in-house brands. Sourcing from some of California’s most renowned vineyards, predominantly in the Napa Valley, their wines regularly exceed $100 per bottle in the retail market.
Wine production software is at the center of their day-to-day operations. As a custom crush provider, they need intuitive solutions to track daily activities at their facility while providing clients with the ability to create their own work orders and reports, in compliance with state and federal laws.
The Wine Foundry started out with AMS Wine Production Software, shifting to Vintrace in 2016. However, within two years, Vintrace’s inflexibility and limitations became a roadblock to their growing operations. This forced the Production Winemaker, Jeremy Weiss, to resort to emails and text messages for client communications, consequently leading to the time-consuming transcription of these exchanges into work orders.
Driven by a need for modernization, General Manager Steve Ryan and Production Winemaker Jeremy Weiss initiated a hunt for an innovative, web-based, and user-friendly software solution.
Despite an extensive evaluation process, most platforms fell short of The Wine Foundry’s custom crush model’s needs or failed to keep pace with industry trends. Then, they discovered InnoVint.
“We have quantified it as an average of 32.5 hours per week saved]between the reduction of part-time personnel and time freed up from responding to calls and emails. We chose to reinvest these savings into the business in order to improve wine quality and client services.” – Steve Ryan, General Manager
Thanks to InnoVint’s powerful import technology, The Wine Foundry could migrate their data from their old system into InnoVint without skipping a beat.
“There were fewer mistakes or miscommunications to and from clients, which resulted in a dramatic reduction in the time we spent handling clients as opposed to handling their wines”– Steve Ryan, General Manager
InnoVint’s tools, from harvest-planning calendars to advanced fermentation tracking, provided the team with an overarching view of operations, enabling them to make critical decisions on the go. Their workflow was transformed, productivity soared, and client engagement deepened. With InnoVint, The Wine Foundry found a solution that not only resolved their immediate needs but also provided a vision for the future.
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