I'm Ann Reynolds the course founder. In addition to my 31 years working in and with wineries I've also taught winery compliance courses since 2006. Working close with me on the creation of this course are three fellow talented & seasoned winery veterans. Together we have a total of over 4 decades of harvest experience. We're talking about real world "in the trenches" working at wineries, weighing loads of grapes, tracking harvest work orders and filling out the TTB 5120.17 report. (& getting stained, sticky & exhausted along the way!)
To put it simply there is a lot to know when it comes to your required TTB compliance. Combined with that is the fact that you only deal with the harvest area of your TTB compliance once a year, so each year when it comes around you may feel like you have to refresh your memory for how to do things!
It was our experiences working many grape harvests year after year that allowed us to learn the following.
- What is required to be documented
- How to record that information on winery documents
- How to report those numbers from the documents on the TTB 5120.17 report.