I'll often go to the wine industry website Wine Jobs and enter "compliance" in the Keyword box and then view what comes up.
Why do I do this? I'm curious to see how the tasks around winery compliance show up under a range of winery position titles.
All sorts of positions come up by entering that keyword, everything from winemaker to wine club manager to compliance analyst to business manager came up the last time I ran this search.
As I viewed the specific responsibilities of each of these positions I did actually find a range of wine compliance tasks that were listed in their job responsibilities.
Why am I curious about this? Because managing winery compliance truly effectively is a complicated task. Read more
The survey results are in! Thank you to everyone who submitted their input on my Winery Compliance Challenges survey. It was sent out to winery staff who have varied levels of involvement with compliance at their facilities. I was asking for their input to help in the development of some of my upcoming training programs. In some cases I was surprised by their answers to questions while for others I could have predicted the responses that came back. Read more
Winery compliance is a complicated area which is only made more complicated by the fact that there is little to no formal training for those responsible for it.
I realized this first hand 15 years ago when I first began managing winemaking records at Sterling Vineyards.
I want to help all of you who are currently in the place I was back in 1997 so you don't have to learn things "the hard way".
In this post I'd like to ask all of you who are responsible for winery compliance records or reports to take a survey. In continuing to develop specific compliance training materials for all of you I'll use your answers for ongoing program development.
Thanks for your help, I appreciate your time and input.
Here is a link to the survey:
Once your results are in I'll post the details and be launching my next training programs from there!
PS. Feel free to respond to this post or send me an email if there are any specific topics you'd like to learn about that aren't mentioned in the survey!