Enology Building Room Use Policies

Chik Brennneman
Paul Green

ROOM 104 & 105 Enology Bldg
Phone: 754-9067 & 754-5585




1.0 Purpose
1.1 To establish a policy to ensure that both teaching and research needs can be accommodated with respect to use of the Enology Building and the Pilot Winery

2.0 Background
2.1 The purpose of the Enology Building and Pilot Winery is to provide an environment for conducting academic or university related work. Because the winery is also a working facility, it is necessary to schedule winery operations to balance those activities with teaching and research. The establishment of a policy will ensure that the needs of teaching, research and general winery operations can be met.

3.0 Policy
By using the pilot winery and teaching facilities each person agrees to abide by the following conditions:

3.1 The facilities are for the use of Department Students, Faculty, Staff and approved Affiliates - Only.

3.2 The doors to the Enology Building are unlocked from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of university holidays.

  • 3.2.1 The Pilot Winery is locked except when classes are in session.
  • 3.2.2 The cellar is always locked.
  • 3.2.3 The teaching laboratory (Enol 123) is only available for teaching
  • 3.2.4 Basic wine analysis can be performed in the winery laboratory by appointment. Contact the winery manager. Satisfactory completion of VEN 123 is required.

3.3 Off hours access to the Enology building facilities is available only by key card access. The cardholder must be in attendance.

  • 3.3.1 Some exceptions to this rule may be made during harvest. Harvest hours of operation will be posted.
  • 3.3.2 The winery manager grants key card access.

3.4 Room use and grape receipt is by reservation only. Contact the winery manager. Reservations are recommended at least 5 days in advance.

  • 3.4.1 Scheduled classes have priority over all other uses.
  • 3.4.2 Any wine tasting to be conducted in the Enology building must be approved by the winery manager.

3.5 Disruption of a class in session is prohibited. No disruptive behavior allowed.

3.6 Appropriate dress is required. Closed toed shoes must be worn. Boots must be worn when working with electrical equipment. Safety glasses must be worn when winery is in operation.

3.7 Because of limitations in the processing equipment and staff, research grapes will not be received or processed on days when teaching labs are in session.

3.8 Each person has a responsibility to use equipment in an appropriate and proper manner. No person may use equipment that they have not been trained on.

3.9 Each user of the winery will be trained on safety procedures.

3.10 Return all equipment and furniture to its original place.

3.11 The user will clean all equipment and facilities when their work is completed.

3.12 Abusive language toward any staff, faculty or student using the facilities is prohibited.

3.13 Physical contact with or sexual harassment of any staff, faculty or student using the building is prohibited.

3.14 No smoking or chewing tobacco is allowed.

3.15 No soliciting is allowed.

3.16 In consideration of safety, children are not permitted in the facilities except for supervised public events. Children are not permitted in the cellar.

3.17 Violation of university and department policies will result in the suspension of building privileges.

3.18 All Department of Viticulture & Enology Staff and faculty members have the authority to require individuals to leave the Enology building and/or report persons for violating any of the above policies. Campus Police will be called in the event of refusal to comply. A person will be given the opportunity to discuss any referral with a member of the Winery Committee and Winery Committee Chair. The department’s Winery Committee will determine reinstatement of one’s privileges.