Welcome to Version 2.0


Finally! Great winemaking software for the little guy. CellarMetrics is a comprehensive database program that provides winemakers with a system to record events and monitor progress during the winemaking process. It creates individual records for batches of wine and attaches event records to each along way. These events reflect the various manipulations you make to the batch, all the way from crush through bottling. There are calculators for determining the amounts of additives necessary to adjust sugar levels, sulfite concentration, acid balance and perform saignée. These are simple, quick and accurate.

At any point along the way you will know how long various processes have been running: fermentation, maceration, barrel aging and more, so you are always on top of your winemaking.

Version 2.0 includes exciting new features. The Blend Planner allows you to create blending scenarios from your existing Batches, automatically calculating blend percentages and deducting volumes from your totals. You can create unlimited numbers of plans, with up to six blends each, and all can be saved for later reference or printed out so you can take them into the cellar. New graphing capabilities include Sulfite History and Brix Chart Comparisons, which show a batch’s brix graph against any other you choose. Great for watching trends year over year.

CellarMetrics is available as Shareware for the Mac platform only. Please go to the Downloads page. There are also sample versions of CellarMetrics, with data entered that you can manipulate and experiment with, also without charge. They are on the Working Samples page.

 

OVERVIEW
Data is organized into 5 basic areas,  Batches, Expenses, Inventory, Invoices and Sources.

1. Batches

Batches define the various wines you have in production. They each have their own timeline from crush to bottling. One of the main features in Batches is the ability to add events as they occur along the way. Events are divided into two groups, Management Events and Adjustment Events.

Management Events denote winemaking processes: Crush, Inoculation, the beginning and end of Primary Fermentation, Press, Bottling and so on. Some of them keep a separate Process record, such as the ones for Fermentation and Barrel Aging, which allows CellarMetrics to keep track of how long that particular phase has lasted. You always know how many days your batch has been in Malolactic Fermentation or aging in barrel. The Process records are also handy when you want to refer back to your notes later.

Adjustment Events refer to operations such as sulfite management, chaptalization and acid adjustment, where you are adding something to the wine to adjust its balance. During the Adjustment Event entry you are presented with calculators that help you figure the amount of additive you need based on the running volume of wine or must. Simply enter pH, current S02 or Brix values and CellarMetrics will figure the amount of appropriate additive required. It’s simple and quick, and keeps a record history for you.

2. Expenses

Expenses track all of the costs you incur, raw materials such as grapes; hardware purchases (barrels, tanks); and supplies such as yeast, chaptalization compounds and pH adjustment additives. Costs are added to the Expenses file and allocated by percentage, so you can assign them in full to a given batch or amortize them over the life of many batches. These allocations follow the batch volume even if it is split or blended with another in part or full, or the size of the volume is altered due to events such as a broken carboy. This feature allows fairly accurate cost per bottle calculation. Expense tracking is entirely optional, if you chose to ignore it the program tracks all other functions normally.

3. Inventory

After you bottle your wine, CellarMetrics keeps a file of your bottles, or cases, if you choose to specify them. If you are a home winemaker you may not rely on this feature, and it can simply be ignored.  But if you sell your product, the Inventory area provides a useful way to track your stock. You can assign numbers and codes to cases, record distribution through sales or consumption at tastings or other events you might participate in. If you have recorded your expenses along the way, profits can be easily calculated.

4. Invoices

CellarMetrics has an invoicing system which links to your bottle and case inventory. Whenever you sell wine, you can generate an invoice for your customer. Bottles and cases can be quickly accessed from popup menus, and if you have entered prices for your wines in the Inventory, the invoice will auto-calculate your totals, add sales tax, etc.

5. Sources

Sources contains records of anyone or any business entity that you purchase goods from.  This would include vineyards, winemakers’ supply houses, testing services, online retailers, and so forth. You can record the source of your fruit in the batch record, or the company you bought your barrels from in their expense records so the information is easily referenced later on without having to rely on memory.