What are you waiting to learn before increasing the productivity of your winery?
A lot of great information is available, but it really all depends on finding something that matches your personal learning.
Many people like to watch informational videos as a first step in understanding new ideas, and I hope you’re already familiar with the terrific series of videos presented by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Looking for a great introduction to vineyard water efficiency, high speed roll up doors, or variable frequency drives? Check out their succinct videos posted on the Media page.
My personal preference is for hands-on learning, so I was thrilled to get lots of direct experience during the 2012 harvest, including sorting grapes at Vinify, a premium custom-crush facility right here in Santa Rosa.
Now that we’ve mostly recovered from the hard work of crush, it’s the perfect time to identify your learning objectives for 2013.
Here are some of the things that I’m busy learning more about:
- How will the new “time-of-use” rates at PG&E impact wine production costs for 2012?
- What opportunities will be available to Sonoma County Wineries now that Sonoma Clean Power is moving forward to increase local clean energy production?
- Will regulatory constraints governing commercial building energy audits be extended to agricultural production facilities?
Step Into Sustainability stands ready to be your go-to source for new information and project implementation support.
One way to get started is by conducting a “treasure hunt” at your wine production facility: discover what’s working well, how your resource efficiency could be improved, and easy-to-implement upgrades identified by your very own cellar crew.
Contact us today and let’s work together to fine-tune your winery operations.