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Disease Threats as Missouri Grape Harvest Approaches

As harvest approaches for Missouri grape growers, it’s important to remain vigilant to the end regarding disease management and poor weather conditions can have a significant impact on disease pressure and crop quality this time of the year.  In order for Downy mildew to infect grape tissue the tissue must be wet or have free-water available. In the absence of …

Annual Sun Valley Wine Auction Raises Over $1 Million

Sun Valley Museum of Art (SVMoA), contemporary art museum in Ketchum, raised over $1 million at the 41st Annual Sun Valley Wine Auction, now officially the oldest and longest running wine auction in the nation. The week’s events held Wednesday, July 20 through Friday, July 22 brought together over three hundred and fifty patrons, fifty-six wineries and more than twenty celebrated …

California’s Fetzer Vineyards Adopts the Operating Name Change of Bonterra Organic Estates

Fetzer Vineyards, one of the leading organic wineries in the U.S., announced that it is adopting the operating name of Bonterra Organic Estates, effective immediately. The name Bonterra Organic Estates affirms the company’s commitment to regenerative organic farming, responsible business practices and environmental stewardship. The new name applies to the company’s corporate identity, as well as its Mendocino County, Calif., vineyard holdings …

Arrow & Branch Breaks Ground on New Napa Valley Winery

The proprietors of Napa Valley’s Arrow&Branch Estate Vineyard (www.ArrowandBranch.com) in Coombsville, Steve and Seanne Contursi, have announced plans for a new winery on the 10-acre L’attitude Vineyard they purchased in 2020. The property is in the Oak Knoll American Viticultural Area along Highway 29 in Napa at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. The formal groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for …

Family Winemakers of California to Host Major Tasting Event, Aug. 21

When you’re a small, family-owned winery without a large advertising budget, the best way to spread the word about the quality of your wines is to have key influencers taste them. But since the 300 members of the Family Winemakers of California are located from Eureka to San Diego and many points in between, it can be difficult to get …

California Association of Winegrape Growers Announces Natalie Collins as Interim President

California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Chairman Tom Slater announced the appointment of Natalie Collins as interim president on July 27th. She replaces John Aguirre who retired after twelve years of service. “CAWG is very happy to have Natalie in this role,” Slater said. “She has been a part of the CAWG family for many years, and her insight and …

“Astonishing” Effects of Grapes, “Remarkable” Potential for Health Benefits

California Table Grape Commission – Recent studies released by Dr. John Pezzuto and his team from Western New England University show “astonishing” effects of grape consumption and “remarkable” impacts on health and on lifespans.1 Published in the journal Foods, one study showed that adding grapes to a high-fat diet, typically consumed in western countries, yielded reductions in fatty liver and …

NRCS Incentive Funding for On-farm Groundwater Recharge Projects

As drought conditions persist in California, farmers are making the most of every drop of water they use. However, there may be more they can do during the rainy season to put water back into the ground with assistance of the USDA-NRCS.  Watch this brief interview with California Water Quality Specialist Wendy Rash to find out. Please thank this video’s …

Vineyard Mechanization Beyond Harvest

Watch this brief interview with UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Ashraf El-kereamy as he discusses the performance of table grape varieties from trials with new nematode resistant and salt tolerant rootstocks. Read more in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Table Grape Varieties Taking Well to New Nematode and Salt Resistant Rootstocks

Watch this brief interview with UC Cooperative Extension Specialist Ashraf El-kereamy as he discusses the performance of table grape varieties from trials with new nematode resistant and salt tolerant rootstocks. Read more in American Vineyard Magazine. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

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