District 3 Assessment for Harvest Year 2017

On July 10, 2017 the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission unanimously voted to approve an assessment rate of .0065 of the gross dollar value of District 3 winegrapes sold by growers to vintners. Prior to the beginning of each marketing season, the Board of Directors establishes the assessment rate for the marketing season. The assessment rate shall not exceed 1 percent of the gross dollar value of winegrapes marketed by producers to vintners.

California law requires an assessment fee on all District 3 Sonoma County/Marin County winegrapes. This assessment is used to fund marketing programs that increase the value of Sonoma County winegrapes and build the Sonoma County brand, while also offering educational programs, seminars, and tools for our grape grower community. District 3 growers who commercially sell less than 25 tons of winegrapes are exempt from this assessment but may still submit an assessment on a voluntary basis to support our programs and marketing.

The 2017 SCWC Vintner assessment letter and forms are listed below.
Please remit the assessment report forms and payment no later than January 10th, 2018.
Excel reports should be emailed to assessments@sonomawinegrape.org.

Payments should be mailed to the following address:

Sonoma County Winegrape Commission (SCWC)
400 Aviation Blvd., Suite 500
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Please do not hesitate to contact Kate Piontek via email at kate@sonomawinegrape.org or by phone at (707) 522-5868 should you have any questions.

Attachment
FINAL Vintner-Assessment-Notification-HY2017
Assessment Report HY2017-1
Assessment Report pg 2 HY2017
Vintner-Custom-Crush Reporting-HY2017
Grape Crush Districts Map