Napa grand jury suggests more comprehensive winery audits

May 29, 2015 3:06 PM by News Staff

NAPA, Calif. (AP) - With about 350 active wineries in Napa County, a grand jury is ordering officials to go farther than the county's current policy of auditing 20 wineries at random.

The Napa Valley Register reports that a new Napa County grand jury report says the small number combined with audits of a limited scope may not give a full picture of rule compliance at local wineries.

Planning, Building and Environmental Services Director David Morrison said Tuesday the county has yet to formulate its response to the report.

The report suggests Napa County audit each winery every five years or at another interval approved by the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. The grand jury also recommends the county reveal the identities of wineries that fail to receive a clean audit.


Information from: The Napa Valley Register

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