County Truck in Vineyard Testing Crane Scale
County Truck in Vineyard Testing Crane Scale

Winery Scale Inspections: Appointments Available

Author: Brenda Ouwerkerk, Chief Deputy Agricultural Commissioner
Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 10:15 AM

Contact the County Department of Agriculture/Weights and Measures for Certificates of Inspection for Scales Used at Wineries or in the Field During Grape Harvest


This year many local wine grape producers are finding themselves preparing for the grape harvest season earlier than usual.  Now is the time to schedule the inspection and certification of scales used at wineries or in the field. “Our inspection of scales ensures accuracy of the equipment and equity for all parties involved in the harvesting, handling, buying and selling of wine grapes”, according to Martin Settevendemie, Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer.

Appointments are filling up fast, please plan accordingly.  To schedule an inspection, call Kenn Burt, County Weights and Measures Inspector, at (805)434-4896 for a Weights and Measures inspection appointment. Scales must be set-up, in place with a power source, and ready for operation BEFORE the time of the inspection.