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Growers and Wineries Face Big Changes from Tax Reform Bill

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They can learn about the changes and impacts at “March in to Spring” – an educational seminar hosted by the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area

PASO ROBLES, CA, February 26, 2018-The 2017-2018 Tax Reform Bill known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may change how growers and wineries do business. Many deductions have been eliminated or reduced, and other critical changes were made. Wine industry professionals can find how these changes will affect their businesses at “March in to Spring” – an educational seminar hosted by the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) on March 14, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines, located at 6169 Airport Road in Paso Robles, Calif.

Hayashi-Wayland CPA, Tyler Willis, will present: New Tax Law Implications for Vineyards and Wineries. It will help growers, winery owners and other wine industry professionals understand the changes and give insights on how to prepare for them. Willis’ presentation will be one of four topics presented at the seminar.

March Into Spring is part two of IGGPRA’s eight-part, “2018 Practical Grape Growing” seminar series. The annual program provides growers and wine industry professionals with timely, practical tips and industry knowledge from local experts offered throughout the year. According to IGGPRA president, Lowell Zelinski, with April 15 just around the corner, Willis’ presentation should be of paramount importance to growers and winery owners.

“Our seminar series is specifically designed to mirror the growing and business cycle,” Zelinski said. “The business side of things isn’t always everyone’s favorite subject; however, there are big changes in the new tax law that directly impact how growers and winery owners will do business so hearing what Willis has to say, should be high on everyone’s list.”

Zelinski said the other topics to be discussed are also relevant and timely as growers and winemakers get ready for spring and the launch of the 2018 season – especially since there may be early bud break on the Central Coast.

Eric Browning, a PCA from the Buttonwillow Warehouse Company will talk about early season pest control and the importance of being ready at bud break. Raul Alvarez Rodriguez, III, founder of Graft Corporation International will discuss field grafting, the economics of it, graft management and the importance of clean plant material. Cristy Christie, president of Black Diamond VermiCompost will give an overview of grape vine soil science and how understanding the basics can lead to better soil health, energetic plants better quality and higher profits.

The seminar is free for IGGPRA members and $30/pp for non-members. Free admission to the annual seminar series is a $240 value and is just one of the many benefits that IGGPRA provides its members throughout the year.

For complete details, to register for the seminar, or learn more about IGGPRA, visit iggpra.com or call (805) 591-4204.

ABOUT IGGPRA

The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to the advancement of superior wine grape growing in the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area. IGGPRA is committed to providing its members with farming resources, continued education, hands-on training seminars, and opportunities to network through the seminar series and social mixer events with other grape growers, buyers, vintners and vineyard suppliers. For more information, visit iggpra.com.

CALENDAR NOTICE:

March Into Spring – Session two of the 2018 eight-part Practical Wine Grape Growing Series presented by the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area will be held March 14, at 1:00 p.m. at J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines located at 6169 Airport Road in Paso Robles, Calif. Topics include soil nutrition planning, post-bud break fungicide actions, new tax law implications for vineyards and wineries, and field grafting for varietal change. The cost is free for IGGPRA members and $30/pp for non-members. To register or for more information, visit www.IGGPRA.com or call (805) 591-4204.

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