Accounting and Finance for the Vineyard and Winery

Accounting and finance are key elements of any business, including those in the wine industry. Learn the tax and financial accounting issues vital for vineyards and wineries ranging in size from 5K to 100K+ cases. Designed for vineyard and winery owners, as well as CFOs, COOs, controllers, accounting managers, CPAs and attorneys, this two-day course will take you from the start-up phase through the operational phase of your vineyard and winery. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to confidently establish a business plan and successfully apply accounting principles for both developing and operational vineyards and wineries.

Learning Outcomes

  • Propose a business plan for structuring your business today and into the future
  • Recognize the importance of budgeting and planning
  • Review business tax, estate tax and individual tax planning
  • Compare accounting methods and GAAP vs tax differences in accounting
  • Analyze financial statements, tax laws, depreciation of vineyard and winery assets, and working with lenders and debt ramifications
  • Discuss inventory costing and the benefits of being a farmer under the tax code

Skills You Will Gain

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business
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International Center

463 California Ave, Davis, CA, 95616

Section Notes

Please refer to the campus map to locate the UCD International Center Building at 463 California Ave. on the UC Davis campus. You will be in the Multi Purpose Room. Also, please see campus map for nearest parking.


Please review the following link for parking information. The campus uses the Park Mobile app for ALL parking. You must have the app on your phone to pay for parking, if you plan to drive.

There will be no morning coffee service. Please bring a bag lunch. A list of nearby restaurants will be available at check in. You will have 1 hour for lunch.

Campus COVID-19 rules continue to fluctuate. You will be sent periodic emails on current protocols closer to the class start date. Or, you may check the campus website for visitors. Masks may be required regardless of vaccination status.  

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Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received seven calendar days before the course begins. View complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers.