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EV 233
Financial Management for Vineyards and Wineries


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20


Description
Financial and accounting principles and practices specific to winery and vineyard operations management. Special consideration will be paid to legal compliance issues derived from the 3-Tier alcohol distribution system, the cyclical production of wine grapes as an agricultural crop, as well as evaluating ROI of winery and vineyard equipment investments.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the financial effects of vineyard and cellar processes.
  • Explain cost, pricing and margin structures as the three tier system.
  • Learn and discuss the importance of proper cash management.
  • Demonstrate how to monitor and interpret financial performance.
  • Learn and discuss the importance of financial planning.
  • Demonstrate how to communicate with financial professionals.

  • Course Topics
  • Review of production processes
  • Cost behavior
  • Transactions
  • Cash management
  • Time value of money
  • Analyzing vineyard costs
  • Variables that affect the final crop cost
  • Analyzing winery costs
  • Effects of winery overhead
  • Fixed asset management
  • Production cycles
  • Marketing costs
  • Return on investment
  • Strategic ROI
  • Budgeting
  • Managing banking relationships

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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
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    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.