Winery Checklist Instructions
Welcome to your 2015 winery checklist. The deadline to complete and sign the checklist is December 10, but we recommend you complete it as soon as possible so that your inspector can review your responses.
The checklist is divided into seven chapters, which cover broad sustainability topics as they apply to winemaking and facilties management. These chapters are further broken down into what we call control points, each of which contain a set of items describing specific practices and performance indicators. You complete the checklist by responding to these items. Each item has a corresponding set of notes that provide guidance and offer the opportunity to record further details on your response.
The checklist has a color-coded scoring system that works like this:
- Compliance with red control points and their corresponding red items is 100% required. If you answer No/False to a red item, the vineyard will not achieve a passing score for the checklist.
- Compliance with yellow control points is 90% required. To get credit for a yellow control point, you must comply with at least 50% of its corresponding yellow items.
- Compliance with green 'bonus' items are 50% required. For control points with more than three green items, you may only receive credit for three. However, we ask that you answer every item on the checklist. The scoring is automatically configured so that you only need 50% of available green items. If you cannot answer yes to a green item for a chapter that does not apply to your winery, those items will be eliminated from the available pool of green items.
If you need to check on the progress of the checklist, you can click the My Progress link at the top right, which will give you a summary of your work.