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Bledsoe | McDaniels Winery Acquires 80 Acre Estate Vineyard In Willamette Valley’s Eola-Amity Hills

Bledsoe|McDaniels Winery, a unique collaboration between proprietors Drew Bledsoe and Josh McDaniels venturing into Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, has announced the purchase of an 80-acre estate vineyard property in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. This is the first Willamette Valley estate vineyard for Bledsoe Wine Estates, which includes the Bledsoe|McDaniels, Doubleback, and Bledsoe Family Winery labels, and a potential home for …

Wild Grape of Florida

The wild southern fox grape, commonly called muscadine grape, grows from Texas to south Florida, north to Delaware and west to Missouri. These grapes are edible and tasty fruit and can be consumed fresh or to make wine and an assortment of jams, jellies, and other preserves. The grapes are the favorite food source for wild animals such as white-tailed …

Supporting Sustainability in SLO CAL’s Wine Country

Up and down the roughly 70-miles of Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County you will find over 250 wineries. But how do you decide who to support and maybe join their wine club? Consider filtering by eco-friendly and sustainable, and don’t forget to review our handy packing list! Combining the SLO Coast Wine region and Paso Robles Wine Country, SLO …

Michigan Grape Harvest Update with MSU

Niagara juice grape harvest is underway in southwest Michigan. Statewide, sugar levels have been increasing at or ahead of the recent average dates. In southern Michigan, acid levels have been slow to come down for many grape varieties. This has resulted in some early ripening varieties measuring very high sugar levels before the acid levels indicate they are ready for …

Record Number of Students Take WSET Qualifications

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the largest global provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications, has reported that in the last academic year (2020/21) a total of 108,584 students took a WSET qualification through the organisation’s global network of course providers. This represents a 12% increase on 2019/20 and exceeds the previous record of 108,529 candidates in the …

Paso Robles Soil Health Project Looking for Participants

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and Upper Salinas Las Tablas RCD is working with a team of California soil scientists and extension agents (Dr. Cristina Lazcano, Dr. Kerri Steenwerth, Dr. Charlotte Decock, Mark Battany and others) to study soil health, and the potential for carbon sequestration in vineyard soils of Paso Robles. Our goals include developing real metrics for what a “healthy soil” is for …

New York Veraison to Grape Harvest Update with Cornell Agritech

Statewide (with Tim Martinson, Senior Extension Association, Cornell Agritech) Cornell University — From 9/7 to our sample date of 9/13, maximum daily temperatures at Geneva ranged between 78-81 °F, with nighttime lows in the low to mid 50s. Two rainy days (9/8 and 9/9) dropped 0.8 in of rain. The rest of the week was overcast to sunny. In other words, it …

Treasury Wine Estates Announces Commitment to 100% Renewable Electricity

Treasury Wine Estates Ltd (TWE) announced it was joining the RE100 global renewable power initiative as part of the premium wine company’s commitment to switch to 100% renewable electricity by 2024 across its global operations.TWE’s premium wines including Penfolds, Wolf Blass, Pepperjack, Wynns, and Squealing Pig will be made with 100% renewable electricity by 2024.As part of its transition to …

PD/GWSS Board Welcomes Research Coordinator

The PD/GWSS Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristin Lowe will oversee and guide the Board’s extensive research program as research coordinator. With over 20 years of experience working with growers and researchers at the junction of viticulture science and practical farming, Dr. Lowe brings a valuable perspective to the Board’s mission of investing in research and outreach to protect California …

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