Wine Resources

Wine Resources

Wine Resources. I'm Greg Martin with today's Fruit Grower Report.

Winerywise™ is an online tool for the wine industry. Vicky Scharlau with the Washington Wine Industry Foundation says it is something that was needed for the industry.

SCHARLAU: There's a number of wine makers and winery owners that got together and evaluated the tools that were available. Many of them were from though out the U.S. or from around the world but none of them really got into the educational components and they weren't based on the unique qualities of the Pacific Northwest, so there was a steering committee put together and they approached the Washington Wine Industry Foundation and we were able to get not one but two different grants.

Those grants made it possible to get Winerywise™ up and running.

SCHARLAU: This group of volunteers along with these funding sources is where we were able to put together enough funds to create the guide and it's up and functioning and being utilized by wineries in the state.

Scharlau talks about the best thing regarding Winerywise™.

SCHARLAU: The greatest part about this entire tool is that it's online and it is accessible free. Anybody, any winery anywhere in Washington State, anywhere in the Pacific Northwest but honestly anywhere in the world. We do have hits from all over the world going through our assessment checklists because it's a great guide to making sure that they can be sustainable or more sustainable based on where they're at.

That's today's Fruit Grower Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.

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