Alcohol Policy - for V&E Winery

Chik Brennneman
Paul Green

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



1.0 Purpose
1.1 To detail the use and purpose for alcohol produced in the facilities of the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis.

2.0 Background
2.1 The University of California at Davis, maintains a viticulture and enology program. The program has been in place for over one hundred and twenty five years and is regarded as one of the leading teaching and research facilities in the world.

2.2 The Department's research and teaching winery and distillery, have been exempt from bonding and permitting by Federal and State authorities throughout its 125 years of existence. This special status still requires that we adhere to laws regarding the delivery, storage and removal of wines and spirits from the facilities.

2.3 To comply with any agreements the university has with respect for alcohol production, the department has instituted, with this policy, practices similar to that used in commercially bonded facilities. This practice controls and accounts f or all alcohol products received, produced, and destroyed.

3.0 Policy
3.1 The winery will voluntarily adopt those regulations as set forth by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) Code of Federal Regulations, Title 27, Part 24, Wine

3.2 A card lock program will maintain security of the winery facilities.

3.3 Tax free alcohol/Wines will be distributed by the departmental alcohol custodians

3.4 Production/Disposal/Distribution records will be maintained by the winery manager

3.5 Tax free wines transferred from bonded facilities will be subject to this policy.

3.6 Wine will be stored and designated with a disposal date at the time an experiment is initiated.

3.7 Tax paid wines, either bulk or bottled will be identified either by cellar location or by individual labels on the vessel/tank

4.0 Appendix
4.1 Code of Federal Regulations, Title 27, Part 24, Wine

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