No matter how good intentioned we may be, if we do not write things down in real time or take adequate notes during harvest season, we will typically forget the details we wanted to remember.
This is why it is essential to write down data pertaining to grapes, juice, and wine in appropriate record sheets or databases. If getting to a computer is difficult, consider keeping hard-copy data sheets in the cellar. Hard-copy templates can always get copied onto a computer database at an alternative time.
Furthermore, when troubleshooting an issue or when an employee notes a problem that must later be solved, document it immediately. Create a place where these notes and reminders can be stored and review post-harvest.
The timeline, attached and available for instant download, is intended to reduce confusion and improve efficiency in the cellar and enology lab during the weeks and months post-harvest.