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Growing & Winemaking

by Andy Starr
 

Successful Small Wineries Know Their Core Competencies

 
 
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Bottling in-house provides Navarro Vineyards with flexible scheduling.

Let’s start with two definitions. Core competencies are the unique abilities a company develops that cannot be easily imitated. Non-core competencies are headaches you should probably outsource.

Owning or running a winery is supposedly the No. 1 “second career” choice of middle-aged executives, especially those who wear uncomfortable clothes to work in the steel and glass cages commonly known as traditional offices. Like well-dressed prisoners on furlough, office workers visit wineries on the weekends and imagine how magical it would be to top off barrels all day. Those of us in the business know the real story is a little different.

 
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by Conor McCormack
 

A Case for Out-of-State AVAs

 
 

The current rule that forbids the use of AVAs on labels in non-contiguous states is an unnecessary hindrance to wineries and prevents consumers from knowing where a wine really came from. This law impacts us here at Brooklyn Winery quite a bit, so I wanted to explain the extent of the impact and make the case for changes in the rules to allow accurate and complete information on bottles of wine made from out-of-state grapes.

 
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