June Certification Tips
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June Certification Tips

May 26


Discounts for Same Ownership

Properties with the same owner receive aggregated per-acre and per-gallon licensing fees -- potentially reducing your pricing tier! Check that ownership of your Properties is accurate and contact us with updates.

  1. Log in to the database
  2. Click Properties
  3. Click a property name
  4. View Owner

Adding Acres? Increasing Capacity?

If you are adding more acres or increased capacity at your winery, your inspection type may change. Please contact whitney@vineyardteam.org and we will help you streamline the process.

full inspection (Cycle 1) is required when:

  • Vineyards add acres to certification that are contiguous to existing certified acres and greater than 20% of the currently certified acres.
  • Wineries increase facility capacity by 50% or more of the currently certified capacity (measured in total gallon capacity of tanks and barrels)

Schedule Your Inspection

Select a specific date between March 15 and July 15 – for all inspection types.

We are thrilled with how much SIP Certified has grown - that also means inspectors have more to review. To make sure every applicant meets the deadlines, we ask that you coordinate a specific date with your inspector.

  1. Call or email your inspector to select a specific date between March 15 and July 15
  2. Log in to the database
  3. Click Get Started
  4. Below Appl. click the icon (to the right of the property name)
  5. Under Inspection, Inspection Scheduled, select the agreed-upon inspection date
  6. Under Inspection, Inspector, select the Inspector name from the drop-down
  7. Click Save
  8. Your inspector can now see your Standards documentation

Review Inspector Comments

If your inspector needs more documentation for your Standards, they will leave notes in the database.

  1. Log in to the database
  2. Click Get Started
  3. Click on your property
  4. Look for chapters with "!" and click on those chapters
  5. Click the subchapter with "!" (e.g 11.1: Worker Orientation and Human Resources Policies)
  6. Review the inspector's comments in the yellow box above the Standard and update your documentation