When creating a new fruit lot either within an action or from the Fruit Lot Explorer, users can designate the properties of that lot. Below is a breakdown of what each of these properties represent.
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Wineries with multiple bonds need to select which bond this lot will be under. This is important to US wineries for the 5120.17 TTB Report. Fruit Lots cannot be transferred in bond, but they can once the lot is in the juice or declared wine tax class. Learn more about that here.
2: Lot Code
Each lot must have a unique Fruit Lot Code in your winery. We generally recommend some combination of vintage, varietal, and vineyard. Multiple picks can take place on the same Fruit Lot Code over a period of time. Simply "Receive fruit on an existing fruit lot" to use the code for another pick. See this article on how to Receive Fruit.
3: Lot Name
Lot Name is generally a written-out version of the Fruit Lot Code stating vintage, varietal, and vineyard. For example: FL-20CHSK - 2020 Sky Canyon Chardonnay.
4: Lot Color
Select the lot color when creating a new Fruit Lot, or go to the Lot Details page > More menu (top right) > Change lot properties to edit an existing lot. User can choose between Red, White, Rosé, or Orange for color.
5: Expected Yield
This is the amount of volume you expect to end up with after the lot is pressed. Enter an expected yield on a Fruit Lot and it will carry over into your juice lot once created. This is a great tool for determining which receiving vessels you will need depending on the yield produced. Here is how to adjust the expected yield of your lot.
Tags are a great way to group your Fruit Lots and can be added or removed at any time. Assign one or more tags to any Fruit Lot, either individually or to many at once. Tags can be used for many purposes, including:
- To mark fruit lots as machine-harvested or hand-picked
- To group fruit lots by style, such as carbonic maceration, 25% whole cluster, or which rows of a vineyard were picked for that lot
Using the Tag filters found throughout the platform, you can easily search and find inventory items that you have tagged for quick grouping of lots, vessels, additives, or vineyards. Learn more about Tags here.
Wineries with Custom Crush Permissions enabled can add owner tags to Fruit Lots. Click here to see where else owner tags apply.