Harvest Compliance Training on California Grape Crush Report Now Available Online

Napa, California | October 12, 2022: Just in time for harvest, the Winery Compliance Training Academy has released its How to Complete the California Grape Crush Report compliance training. This self-paced, online training course provides an immersive and comprehensive guide through completing the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) required record keeping and activity for grape crush specific compliance.

Who Benefits From Compliance Training

Who should take this training? This course is ideal for anyone who’s unsure if their winery is keeping up with California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) requirements for grape crush reporting. Those with uncertainties about tracking and reporting harvest activities correctly, and concerns about potential audits, can benefit greatly from course content. After all, harvest only comes once a year, making it challenging to remember reporting requirements!

For those with hesitations regarding accurate record keeping, and desires to get better organized and simplified for winery compliance activities, this multimedia course will put fears to rest and ensure it’s getting done the right way.

Course Content Focuses on California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Grape Crush Reporting Regulations

This course focuses specifically on California grape crush reporting requirements, which applies to all California wineries. (The Winery Compliance Training Academy has a separate course for completing the federal TTB 5120.17 report, which applies to all U.S. wineries, TTB Winery Harvest Compliance Training.)

What students learn:  

  1. Who is required to file this report
  2. How to organize the grape information so it makes it easier to fill in the report
  3. What a winery is required to report versus what a client at a winery reports
  4. What the difference is between a custom crush client and an alternating proprietor client
  5. How to fill in the information on each tab of the report—shown with examples

What students get:

  1. 16 Instructional videos
  2. 4 Handouts 
  3. Quizzes to test understanding
  4. Two ways to get Answers to questions, including: Option 1. Type questions in any comment box below a video and WCTA respond with an answer; and Option 2. WCTA will host two sessions of a live Q&A session over Zoom
  5. Recordings of Q&A calls for those can’t make zooms in person
  6. Peace of mind that this report now makes sense!

Enroll at: How to Complete the CA Grape Crush Report

What Clients Say About the Course

“My husband and I run a small winery, Wentworth Vineyard and Ranch and have worked with Ann Reynolds for two years now. Ann and her team are delightful to work with, professional and consistently responsive to the needs of our business. We highly recommend Wine Compliance Alliance for the breadth and depth of wine industry knowledge they bring to the table and for compliance assistance with CA ABC and the TTB.” – Katie Wentworth, Co-Owner from Wentworth Vineyard & Ranch, Elk, California

“Ann is extremely knowledgeable, professional and a fantastic solution finder. She always has a positive way to execute goals. She has also been a great source of information for us and a valued consultant when having to navigate the waters on a county, state and federal level while juggling multiple permits in multiple locations. We haven’t thrown a scenario at Ann that she hasn’t been able to figure out for us.” – Rob Mondavi Jr, Winemaker Michael Mondavi Family Estate, Napa Valley, California

About Winery Compliance Training Academy

With more than thirty years’ experience working in the wine industry, Ann Reynolds, Founder and CEO of Winery Compliance Training Academy, created the organization after more than two decades serving as winery compliance coordinator and record keeper for wineries such as Viansa, Sterling Vineyards, Robert Mondavi Winery, Caymus Vineyards and Conundrum Winery.

In 2009, Ann launched her own compliance firm, Wine Compliance Alliance, of which the academy is a subsidiary. She has also served as Adjunct Faculty at Napa Valley College, teaching winery compliance classes from 2006 to 2015.

The academy employs state-of-the-art online technology, allowing students to set their own pace, learning through a variety of proprietary online videos, personal coaching, Q&A, and quizzes to test their newly gained knowledge. Students receive certification upon successful completion of the course and may also return to the academy at any time for updates and refreshers.

Additional training courses offered by the academy include its TTB Winery Harvest Compliance Training, The TTB Reports all US Wineries are required to file, and When Does a Wine Qualify for Napa? New courses are added from time to time.

Sign Up for CA Grape Crush Reporting Compliance Training

To learn more, or enroll in this self-paced training course, visit the academy’s course webpage. Call 707-266-1946, or email [email protected]

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