Success Story: Lamborn Family Vineyards

Lamborn Family Vineyards Sees 90% Reduction in Time Spent Filing with Sovos ShipCompliant

The Company

Lamborn Family Vineyards started as a 40-acre winery owned by a father and son duo. The first vintage in 1983 featured 100 cases. Today, this family establishment averages 900 cases a year, and with that, a lot of paperwork.

The Challenge

Confusing, time-consuming reporting was a distraction from business development

Like most wineries, Lamborn Family Vineyards wanted to get their wine in the hands of as many consumers as possible. Limitations appeared, however, when it came to the paperwork. Lamborn didn’t have the staff to devote strictly to compliance, so every month, they’d struggle against deadlines to get their reporting submitted on time, and correctly.

More Time to Focus on Their Business

With no staff to devote to compliance, becoming an early adopter of Direct with AutoFile was an easy choice. We’ve been using Direct with AutoFile since April of 2014 and couldn’t be happier!

Mike Lamborn

Lamborn Family Vineyards

But Then Direct with AutoFile Came Along

With Sovos ShipCompliant, Lamborn Family Wines reduced the time that they spent on filing, compliance, and tax forms by 90%. Instead of wasting time monitoring deadlines, stuffing envelopes, and cutting checks, the Lamborns were able to free-up valuable time so that they could focus on other important vineyard operations.

Lamborn Family Winery now has more time to devote to selling wine, maintaining healthy vineyards, and expanding direct to consumer sales efforts. Rather than spending time contacting states or submitting reports they were able to focus on other tasks, making their entire operations more efficient and profitable.