Ahhh winemaking compliance………..always everyone's favorite topic. Yes I am saying that facetiously, but yet at the same time I'm quite serious about helping people "get it right" when it comes to making heads or tails of their compliance systems. And that is what they are………….systems. Systems that all have certain specific parts that fit together in very specific ways, and I'll be explaining all of that once again in my next class at Napa Valley College starting June 17th.
The class is Winery Compliance and Recordkeeping (VWT 275) and runs for 6 weeks on Monday nights from 7 til 10. Sounds like a fun thing to do with your summer right?!
But really- we'll be covering the A to Z of winery compliance, from getting a TTB permit to what records to keep, what reports to file, what taxes to pay and the details around labels and label approval. All of that in a QUICK 6 weeks. I've been teaching this class since 2006 and love the interaction that I get mixing with folks from across the wine biz: winemakers, enologists, cellar crew, lab techs, growers, tasting room staff, office staff, & general interested parities who show up in the room.
So if you've been struggling with figuring out all that TTB stuff your winery is required to be maintaining, from weigh tags to work orders to completing the 702- then this class is for you. It's also for you if your're someone who has thought about getting into the compliance area of the winery business. Taking this class will give you a great broad overview of all the pieces in the process that wineries must be on top of- and you'll get a good idea whether or not it is a fit for your personality. (It really does take a certain type)
If you're wondering about more specific details on what the class covers- feel free to send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Otherwise- I look forward to meeting next month and helping make sense of the maze-like world that compliance often is.