Step 1: Add and Edit Vineyard Sources

Welcome to InnoVint! If at any time you need assistance, please submit a help ticket right here in the Support Center (link in the top right corner) or email support@innovint.us. Our team will be happy to assist you!

There are 4 steps of onboarding:

Step 1: Add and Edit Vineyard Sources

Step 2: Enter your vessels into the system

Step 3: Enter your current wine lot into the system

Step 4: Fill vessels with volume for each lot

Begin with Step 1: Add and Edit Vineyard Sources

Every lot created in InnoVint references a vineyard and block source. Each vineyard 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.

 

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To begin, click on   in the left navigation bar to go to the Vineyard Explorer.

If you have the Advanced Vineyards feature activated, you can find the Vineyard Explorer in the left navigation bar or in the Vineyard Dashboard.

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Adding new vineyards and blocks

Go to  in the top right corner of the Vineyard Explorer.

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1. Enter the Vineyard information

  • Vineyard name
  • Grower (optional) Select a grower from the dropdown list or create a new grower. (For more information on managing your Grower list, see this article).
  • Appellation Select an appellation from the dropdown. This list is maintained by InnoVint. If you need an appellation added, please submit a ticket to our Support Team.
  • Vineyard Address (optional)
  • Owner If you have the owner-based permissions system activated in your account, select one or more owners to have access to this vineyard.
  • Tags (optional) Create or select one or more tags for this vineyard

2.  Enter Block details

  • Block name
  • Varietal Select a varietal from the list. This list is maintained by InnoVint. If you need a new grape or fruit varietal added, please submit a ticket to our Support Team.
  • Clone (optional)
  • Row count (optional)
  • Spacing (optional) Enter the vine and row spacing and select a unit (feet or meters).
  • Acreage (optional) Enter the total acres for the block
  • Producing vines (optional) Enter the number of producing vines for the block
  • Rootstock (optional)
  • Trellising (optional)

To add more blocks to a vineyard, click on  under the Blocks header.

After a vineyard has been created, additional blocks can be added at any time from the Vineyard details page.

Adding unknown fruit sources for bulk juice, wine, concentrate and/or distilled spirits

If you receive juice, wine, concentrate, and/or distilled spirits with unknown fruit sources, or you simply want to track a lot as bulk, we recommend creating new vineyards and blocks for the unknown components.

Since each vineyard in InnoVint must be assigned only one appellation, you can make your bulk wine vineyard as broad or specific as you like (The appellation list has options for a whole state, or you can select N/A). You can also create multiple bulk vineyards, one for each different appellation you might source from.

The blocks within a vineyard are assigned a varietal. Like appellations, varietals can be as broad or specific as you need. Here are some generic "varietals" currently available:

  • Red
    • Red Wine
    • Other Red
    • Unknown Red
  • White
    • White Wine
    • Other White
    • Unknown White
  • Rosé (will display with a red lot dot color unless the Lot Name contains the word "Rosé")
    • Rosé Wine
    • Unknown Rosé

For unknown concentrate sources or high proof alcohol, varietal choices currently are:

  • Red Concentrate
  • White Concentrate
  • Brandy
  • Distilled Spirits

 

Add non-grape fruit or honey sources

To add fruit sources other than grapes, you will need to activate non-grape raw goods in your account. Submit a ticket to our Support Team to activate Apples, Pears, Fruit, and/or Agriculture sources, or to add any additional appellations and/or varietals to our current lists.

  • Select the correct appellation when creating a vineyard

Make sure to identify the appellation for the specific type of raw good. The example below shows the appellation dropdown for an account with Grape, Fruit, Apple, Pear, and Agriculture activated. If you are receiving blueberries from Washington State, you would select Washington State from the Fruit section of the dropdown.

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  • Select the correct varietal when creating a block

Make sure to identify the correct fruit or honey for the type of raw good. The example below shows the varietal dropdown for an account with Grapes and Fruit activated. (Note: Apple is a Fruit option, but specific apple varieties are available with Apples activated.)

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Editing vineyard and block attributes

Note: Changes to vineyard and block attributes change those attributes across all historical lots. For new plantings or grafting to new varietals, we recommend creating a new block to keep the historical data intact.

Go to the Vineyard Explorer and select a vineyard to edit from the list.

Edit vineyard attributes

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  • Click on the blue pencil in the top right corner of the Details card to edit:
    • Vineyard name
    • Appellation
    • Grower
    • Vineyard address
  • Click on the blue pencil towards the bottom of the Details card to edit the vineyard tag(s).
  • Click on the blue pencil at the bottom of the Details card to edit the owner(s) (if owner-based permissions is activated in your account).

Edit block attributes

From the Vineyard Details page, select a block from the Blocks card, or go to the Blocks tab at the top to select a block.

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  • Click on Edit in the top right corner of the Details card to edit:
    • Block name
    • Varietal
    • Clone
    • Row count
    • Spacing
    • Acreage
    • Producing vines
    • Rootstock
    • Trellising
  • Click on the blue pencil at the bottom of the Details card to edit the block tag(s).

FAQs

Q. What should I do if my block has more than one varietal?  

A. A vineyard block can only consist of one varietal, therefore if you have a field blend or more than one varietal, we recommend either selecting the most prominent varietal or creating two separate blocks for each component. Don't forget you can always add notes to the Block details with these details. 

Q. I don't see an appellation or a varietal I use. What should I select? 

A. If your appellation or varietal is missing from the drop-down list please contact support@innovint.us to get it added. Additionally, you can always select an appellation of N/A. 

Q. I  am grafting over a block. How do I update this? 

A. Since all changes to vineyard and block attributes change those attributes across all historical lots. For new plantings or grafting to new varietals, we recommend creating a new block to keep the historical data intact.

Up next! Step 2: Add your vessels