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THE WINEMAKER'S DATABASE

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59 North Santa Cruz Avenue Suite N
Los Gatos
CA, 95030
United States
Phone
(408) 688-1819
Fax
(831) 465-8312
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Emily Vahl

Specializing in Wine Production and Vineyard Management Software Since 1983

The Winemaker's Database includes all of the powerful tools necessary for successful management, control and execution of winery operations and vineyard management. Our modular software suite is designed and programmed specifically for the wine industry by wine industry professionals. Consistent with their pursuit of excellence in winemaking, our clients have selected the Winemaker's Database for its flexibility, user friendliness and cost effectiveness.


Founded in 1983, The Winemaker's Database celebrated its 36th anniversary harvest with the 2019 vintage. Since the introduction of WMDB for Windows in 1995, over 20 modules have been developed for our standard software package. Our programs are available as single-site, enterprise (multiple locations) and customized versions, all of which can be integrated with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, financial or other enterprise applicationsas well as tank temperature control systems, analytical instrumentation, weigh stations and various bar coding equipment.


Currently installed on four continents, The Winemaker's Database supports wineries ranging in size from 1000 cases to multinationals with tens of millions of cases annually. We look forward to working with new wineries and enjoy helping our existing clients optimize their software experience. For additional information about The Winemaker's Database, visit our website at www.WMDB.com. For questions regarding new features, demonstrations, pricing and available modules, please contact Emily Vahl at 408-688-1819.

The Winemaker's Database Modules for Standard and Software as a Service Versions


WMDB Base Modules                                  

Alternating Proprietorship                              
Cellar Maps
Tank Gauging
Trial Blends
Grape Sampling
Fermentation Graphing
Dry Goods with Batch Tracking
California Grape Crush Report
Bottling Center


WMDB Premium Modules

Reverse Osmosis
Bills of Lading
Sparkling Production
Work Orders
Work Order Real-Time
Costing
Custom Crush
Case Goods
Packaging Materials
Bar Coding
Grower Contracts
Vineyard Management
Scalehouse/Grape Receipt
Grape Delivery Scheduling
TankNet Interface


WMDB SaaS Modules

Alternating Proprietorship
Bills of Lading
California Grape Crush Report
Case Goods
Cellar Maps
Costing
Custom Crush
Dry Goods with Batch Tracking
Fermentation Graphing
Grape Sampling
Grower Contract Management
Packaging
Reverse Osmosis
Sparkling Winery
Tank Gauging
Trial Blends
Work Order

Download(s):

The Winemaker's Database Scion Demo
The Winemaker's Database Scion Demo
Scion is a premiere new database from WMDB. Our cloud-based version offers the flexibility to use the program anywhere anytime from your computer or mobile device. The install version provides extra security, ideal for large wineries with multiple locations.
WMDB Meets Winemakers' AND Business Offices' Needs

Did you know...

1) ...the Winemaker's Database Inc. software can interface with accounting, analytic, and data reporting software?

2) ...WMDB is available in multiple languages? 


1) WMDB can interface with:

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365/Business Central (NAV) via Oztera - Manage accounting processes and tasks and easily access your clients’ data in one simple and easy-to-use dashboard. - Learn more about Microsoft Dynamics
  • Business Impact - For mid-size companies actively looking to get insight from their business data faster and more easily - Learn more about Business Impact
  • Maselli analytic equipment - Grape analyzer equipment - Learn more about Maselli equipment 
  • Scale equipment. - Our newest software version, WMDB Scion, and the new Scale House Software are now certified by the Department of Weights and Measures.

As well as (Click hyperlinks below for more info):

*Available in Version 5 of our software and coming soon to our Scion version.


If there is another software program your winery uses and you would like to know if WMDB can interface with it, please email emily@wmdb.com or jennifer@wmdb.com.


2) The Winemaker's Database is proud to offer its software in multiple languages for our multilingual clients. It's easy to change the language with the click of a button in our newest version of WMDB, Scion!



News Archive


The Winemaker's Database Will Be at Unified. Learn About Winemaking Software
17 January, 2020

The Winemaker’s Database is a comprehensive software package that integrates all aspects of the winemaking process from grape receipt to final bottled product. Designed by winemakers for winemakers, our program helps you track the production of your wine throughout its various stages. Our modular program design allows you to customize the software to meet your winery’s specific needs. WMDB is available in both SaaS (Cloud Based) and Full Install versions, and can handle any production size.

The Winemaker’s Database, Inc.
UWGS Booth: A517

The Winemaker’s Database Inc. designs, develops, maintains and supports winery management and wine production software. Founded in 1983 by winemaker/enologist Dr. James Vahl, The Winemaker’s Database will celebrate its 37th harvest with the 2019 vintage. WMDB for Windows was introduced in 1995, and since that time over 23 modules have been developed for the standard software. The Cloud-Based or Full Install software is available as single site, enterprise, and customized versions, all of which can be integrated with ERP, financial, other enterprise applications as well as tank temperature control systems, analytical equipment, weigh stations and bar coding equipment. The Winemaker’s Database is installed on four continents at wineries ranging in size from 1,000 cases to multinationals with tens of millions of cases annually. The company installed its first system in 1983, and has since contributed to the success of the world’s best-known wine brands.


Software Designed by Winemakers, for Winemakers: From Grape to Bottle
05 July, 2017

WINEMAKERS KNOW & TRUST OUR SOFTWARE

The Winemaker's Database is a comprehensive software package that integrates all aspects of the winemaking process from grape receipt to final bottled product. Designed by winemakers for winemakers, our program helps you track the production of your wine throughout its various stages. 

Our program includes all of the powerful tools necessary for the successful management and execution of winery operations. Our modular software suite is designed and programmed specifically for the wine industry by wine industry professionals. Consistent with their pursuit of quality in winemaking, our clients have selected the Winemaker’s Database for its flexibility, user friendliness and cost effectiveness.

We provide cost effective software for wineries with production ranging in size from less than 1,000 cases to multinationals with tens of millions of cases annually.

WMDB for Windows was introduced in 1995, and since that time over 23 modules have been developed for the standard software. The Cloud-Based or Full Install software is available as single site, enterprise, and customized versions, all of which can be integrated with ERP, financial, other enterprise applications as well as tank temperature control systems, analytical equipment, weigh stations and bar coding equipment. The Winemaker's Database is installed on four continents at wineries ranging in size from 1,000 cases to multinationals with tens of millions of cases annually. The company installed its first system in 1983, and has since contributed to the success of the world's best-known wine brands.

Watch our demo and see how WMDB is the most advanced and powerful wine production management system available!

For more information, click here


The Winemaker's Database Software: Scion
15 May, 2017

We are extremely excited to bring you our newest The Winemaker's Database software: Scion! Production of our new software is in full swing and we can't wait to show you the groundbreaking features of our program. We can get your wine production software up and running in less than 30 minutes! 408-688-1819 emily@wmdb.com

Scion is a premiere new database form the wizards at WMDB.  We have taken over 30 years of winery software experience and turned it into something truly phenomenal.

Cutting Edge Features Including:

- Switch to any language with the touch of a button

- Switch between Metric and English Units with the touch of a button

- Scheduling tools and email alerts

- User customizable screens and reports

- The ability to view your inentory at any point in time

- Powerful and intuitive barrel handling

- Flexible user security

- Cloud/SaaS and Full Install versions available

- Solid .NET/SQL Server architecture


Designed by Winemakers, for Winemakers
08 June, 2015

We manage 90 million cases of annual production for our client wineries. Our clients are located on three continents and range in size from 1,000 cases to multinationals with tens of millions of cases annually.

Our company has extensive winery, programming and computer experience.  We are dedicated to providing you with the most advanced and powerful wine production management system available.  Friendly, responsive and professional customer support will always be our sincere commitment to you. 

The Winemaker’s Database includes all of the powerful tools necessary for the successful management and execution of winery operations.  Our modular software suite is designed and programmed specifically for the wine industry by wine industry professionals.  Consistent with their pursuit of quality in winemaking, our clients have selected the Winemaker’s Database for its flexibility, user friendliness and cost effectiveness.


Upcoming Free Educational Seminars
05 March, 2013

Winner of Vineyard and Winery Management Magazine’s Best Software Supplier for 2013, The Winemaker's Database is presently enabling wineries around the world to make critical and effective decisions concerning their wine production. Having processed millions of winery transactions to date, The Winemaker's Database is the most successful and popular Bulk Wine and Production Information Management program in the wine industry today.

Upcoming Free Educational Seminars:

Featuring keynote speakers James Vahl: president of The Winemaker's Database, and Ann Reynolds: president of Wine Compliance Alliance!

The Winemaker's Database and Wine Alliance Compliance are pleased to be able to present a series of free educational seminars throughout California:

We will be visiting the following areas in 2013:

·         Monterey: March 13th at the Monterey Plaza Hotel

·         Napa Valley: April 10th at Tra Vigne in St. Helena

·         Sonoma: May 15th at MacArthur Place

·         Paso Robles: June 12th at the Paso Robles Inn

·         Healdsburg: July 17th at the Dry Creek Inn


Who Should Attend:

Winemakers who would like to better manage the production of their wine from grape receipt through bottling

What You’ll Learn:
How to best implement software into small, medium and large wineries, an overview of the Winemaker’s Database wine production software, hands-on training for existing clients

Sign up today by contacting Emily Vahl at (408)688-1819 or emily@wmdb.com.

 

Special Offer: One Month Free Software as a Service Trial for all attendees!

 

Private, Onsite seminars
Not able to make any of the above seminars? Contact us to schedule an onsite or online demonstration.


Attend any 2013 Seminar and receive a One Month Free Trial of The Winemaker's Database, Software as a Service!
03 January, 2013

We are holding free educational seminars along with Wine Compliance Alliance in the following areas of California for 2013:  Monterey, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Paso Robles and Heladsburg.  Send an email to emily@wmdb.com or call 408-688-1819 to find out more.


Attend any 2012 Seminar and receive a One Month Free Trial of The Winemaker's Database, Software as a Service!
18 May, 2012

For the first time ever, The Winemaker's Database is pleased to announce that we will be teaming up with Wine Compliance Alliance to host a series of free seminars in many of the wine growing regions throughout California.  Topics of interest include an introduction to The Winemaker's Database, how to best implement wine production software into your winery, important winery compliance rules, regulations, tools and tips, training options for your staff using The Winemaker's Database, and specialized program and module training for existing clients.  Space is limited and will fill up quickly, so please contact us today at (408) 688-1819 to reserve your seat!

Seminar Dates

Santa Barbara - June 6 at The Four Seasons - The Biltmore

Lodi - June 20 at Wine and Roses


New for 2011: The Winemaker's Database Presents Software as a Service!
17 February, 2011

The Winemaker’s Database is proud to present our new Software as a Service (WMDB SaaS) for small to medium sized wineries!

Now available for the PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch!

  Finally you can enjoy all of the original features of The Winemaker’s Database with the added convenience and flexibility to access your specific winery’s information anytime, anywhere. Imagine keeping track of bulk inventory while travelling, or being able to enter crush tag data from your iPhone.  All you need is an internet connection, and all of the powerful tools necessary for the successful management, control and execution of winery operations are at your fingertips.

  We created this product specifically for wineries requiring an affordable alternative to the tedious paperwork and book keeping essential to running a facility without software. The Winemaker’s Database Software as a Service provides users with quick, simple access to their data while also ensuring high level security so that your information will never be compromised. Available at a low monthly rate that includes unlimited customer support and free updates,  our latest product is still fully customizable with modules such as Cellar Maps and Case Goods that can be added at any time.

  To find additional information about The Winemaker’s Database, Software as a Service and all of our other available products, visit our website at www.WMDB.com. For any questions regarding new features, demonstrations, pricing and available modules, please contact Emily Vahl at 408-688-1819.

 

Software as a Service (SAAS), or cloud-based software: $300/month. 

  • Access your winery's data from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Software as a Service (SaaS) is as an affordable cloud-based software solution for smaller wineries. 
  • With the added benefits of cross-platform functionality and zero server maintenance (goodbye IT!)
  • We now have SaaS client wineries ranging in size from 1,500 to 300,000+ cases.
  • The Winemaker's Database SaaS uses the same tried and true core software features as our Full Install Version.
  • SaaS works on PC, Mac, or mobile devices! 
  • The low monthly fee includes unlimited customer support and program updates.


SAAS + Modules: $300/month + cost of each additional module

  • Mix and match modules to find a solution for your winery's needs: Click here to see the module price calculator.


Software Full Install: Estimate available upon request

  • Purchase WMDB and install the program directly onto your server, providing your winery extra security. We can also provide customizations to suit your winery's needs.  Contact us to request a quote.
  • Core software features
    • Modular design modules can be added at any time. 
    • Flexible data inquiry: data can easily reviewed and printed out into customize for parts. 
    • Generation of 5120.17 (702): WMDB fills out this form for you or you can run an audit trail. 
    • Data entry: enter wine activities/transactions crush tags bulk receipts and barrel activities. 
    • The fix program: correct past activities and WMDB automatically corrects all related transactions. 
    • Codes utility: enter an unlimited number of user defined varieties growers appellations etc. 
    • Hard cider and fruit wine: track these special processes; they will be added to the 5120.17 form. 
    • US or metric units. 
    • Language independence: the program is available in any language. 
    • Analytical data: track and unlimited number of user defined analysis types. 
    • Dry goods batch: manage a complete dry goods inventory. 
    • Barrel tracking. 
    • Back tracking: automatically backtrack a tank or blend to its primary records.


“We count WMDB among our most valuable of winemaking tools. The intuitive design of the software fulfills our diversity of wine production needs from managing intake of grapes, purchase and sale of bulk wine, barrel maintenance & tracking, through blending, bottling, and financial/compliance reporting. It is an indispensable part of our business infrastructure.”

- Ondine Chattan, Geyser Peak Winery


“It has been a pleasure working with the WMDB family for over 15 years. Their passion for their product and customers is an added value to their wine tracking program.”

- Tasha Hart, Silver Oak Cellars


“I am a proud WMDB supporter having used the program in its various transitions since 1989! Happy to be listed, it’s the only wine program worth using in winemaking.”

- Kimberlee Nichols, Markham Vineyards


Visit WMDB's website to see other clients' testimonials

Title Name Email Phone
Vice President Emily Vahl emily@wmdb.com 408-688-1819
Administrative Assistant Jennifer Dowrie jennifer@wmdb.com 408-772-8818