California law requires an assessment fee on all District 3 Sonoma County/Marin County winegrapes. The Sonoma County Winegrape Commission (SCWC) Board has set the 2016 assessment rate at 0.5% (one half percent) of the gross dollar value of District 3 Sonoma County/Marin County winegrapes sold by growers to vintners. 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 2016 SCWC Vintner assessment letter and forms are listed below. Please remit the assessment report forms and payment no later than January 10th, 2017. Excel reports should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com or by phone at (707) 522-5868 should you have any questions.