Every lot created in InnoVint references a vineyard and block source. Each vineyard source is assigned an appellation and each block within a vineyard is assigned a varietal. These attributes are tracked in your lot composition from vineyard to bottle. Tracking other details, such as growers, block acreage, etc. are optional.
This article covers:
- Adding vineyards and blocks
- Adding unknown fruit sources (e.g. Bulk wine)
- Adding non-grape fruit sources
- Vineyard Explorer Tutorial video
Add vineyards and blocks
- Type in your vineyard name.
- This can be any combination of letters, numbers, and symbols
- (Optional) Select a grower from the drop-down list.
- If you need to add a grower to your list, click on . A dialog box will prompt you to enter a grower name.
- Select an appellation.
- This can be very broad (e.g. California or South Africa) or very specific (e.g. Green Valley of the Russian River Valley). This list is maintained by InnoVint as per the TTB Established American Viticultural Areas. If there is an appellation missing from the list that you would like to add, please submit a request via the Support Center by clicking on the link in the upper right corner. Subject: Add appellation
- (Optional) Add any vineyard tags - e.g. wine program, etc.
If you have activated the Owner-based permissions system in InnoVint, you will also have the opportunity to assign one of more owners to a vineyard. Owners will only see their assigned vineyards in the Vineyard Explorer. If there are multiple owners for a vineyard, each user will only be able to see their own lots in the Block Details page; lots belonging to other owners, even from the same vineyard source, will be hidden.
If a lot contains a component from a vineyard source that the owner does not have access to, the component details will be visible in the Composition tab in Lot Details, but the Vineyard and Block Details pages will be hidden.
Every vineyard must contain at least one block, and each block is assigned one varietal.
- Enter your block name.
- Choose a varietal from the drop-down list.
- (Optional) Enter the clone of your varietal.
- (Optional) Enter the acreage and average yield of the block to calculate the expected yield.
- The expected yield is referenced in the vineyard and block details page, and also populates the Vintage Variability Report.
- To add more blocks to a vineyard, click on the +Add block button under the Blocks header.
- When you are finished, click in the lower right corner of the page.
Do you produce mead, cider, or fruit wine? Click here for instructions on how to add vineyard sources for raw materials.
Add unknown fruit sources for bulk juice, wine, or concentrate
If you receive juice, wine, or concentrate with unknown fruit sources, or you simply want to track it as bulk wine, we recommend adding a vineyard in InnoVint called Bulk Wine, or any propriety name that can be easily distinguished from your other vineyard sources.
Since each vineyard in InnoVint must be assigned only one appellation, you can make your Bulk Wine vineyard from an appellation as broad or specific as you like. You can also create multiple bulk vineyards, one for each different appellation you might source from.
Then, within each vineyard you will create your block(s) which ascribe the varietal to your lots. You can select specific (e.g. Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, etc.) or generic varietals.
Generic varietal options include:
- Other Red
- Red Wine
- Unknown Red
- Other White
- White Wine
- Unknown White
- Rosé Wine
- Unknown Rosé
Add fruit/honey sources
To add fruit sources other than grapes you will first need to activate non-grape raw goods in your account. We currently support the following raw source good types: grapes, apples, fruit, and agriculture (i.e. honey). Please contact our Support Team by Submitting a Request from the top right corner of the Support Center if you need a new source good type activated.
See this article for instructions on how to add Vineyard sources for cider, mead, and/or fruit wine production.
Vineyard Explorer Tutorial Video
Watch the video for a quick tutorial on how to add vineyard sources.