Until recently, each year Napa County sent a voluntary questionnaire to 20 wineries asking if they were in compliance with their use permits. Astonishingly, 40% responded they were not. The Agricultural Protection Advisory Committee (APAC, 2015) recommended expanding the survey to more wineries. Napa Vision 2050 reps on APAC pushed for compliance on all components of winery permits. Sadly, this was overridden by wine industry reps. Annual compliance statistics will be limited to wine production and sourcing only – data that is already provided to the State and Feds but is available currently only in consolidated format.
It is anticipated that this annual reporting will begin in 2018. We continue to push for annual reporting on visitation, marketing, and sales by all wineries.