Crafting sustainable solutions to our industry’s challenges.
Over the years, The Foundation has accumulated a set of useful tools to guide various aspects of winemaking and wine grape growing. Browse this list of tools and information for which we have facilitated the funding and development to meet the need of the Washington wine industry.
Washington State’s online guide to sustainable wine grape growing, winemaking, and business practices for both. Topics include Business Practices and Risk Management, Site Development, Human Resources, Staffing, Vineyard Establishment, Water Management, and more. This platform has been developed for the industry, by the industry thanks to grants secured by the Foundation from the USDA and WSDA.
Northwest Cost-Of-Production Calculators
Made possible with funds from a grant secured by the Foundation from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), through the Risk Management Agency (RMA) titled: Grower Decision-Making Tools for Grapes and Tree Fruit. Separate calculators were developed for vineyard development/expansion and winery development/expansion.
Getting Paid – Tools for Washington Growers
A Step-by-Step Guide to offset financial and legal risks associated with grape sales, and addresses topics such as contracts, processor liens, and specific protections offered to growers under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). This project was funded through a grant secured by the Foundation from the USDA RMA Risk Management Education Partnership.
Safety Training Materials
This booklet is intended to help keep winery employees safe by focusing on the safety topics most small to mid-sized wineries should consider including in their Accident Prevention Program. The topic outlines have been streamlined from L&I standards, have been adapted specifically for wineries, and have received a rigorous review by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Funding and support for this project have been provided through a grant secured by the Foundation from the State of Washington, Department of Labor & Industries, Safety & Health Investment Projects.
Why Clean Plants?
These guides, both in English and Spanish, are designed to be tools to assist viticulturists, vineyard workers, wholesale and
retail nursery operators and managers, nursery inspectors, homeowners, and the general public in becoming informed about the importance of acquiring and using certified grapevines to protect Washington’s grape and wine industries from devastating pests and diseases. These projects were funded through grants secured by the Foundation from the USDA RMA Risk Management Education Partnership and Washington State Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.