Economics

Spotlight on Two of Sonoma County’s Dedicated Philanthropic Leaders

Sonoma County Vintners Foundation is thrilled to announce Jean-Charles Boisset as Vintner Honoree and Dustin Valette as Chef Honoree for the 2022 Sonoma County Wine Auction (SCWA). Presented by Vintec, the auction will spotlight the philanthropy and community dedication of the recipients during events planned for Thursday, September 15 through Saturday, September 17, 2022. “We are honored to support the …

“California’s Newest Sonoma AVA: The West Sonoma Coast”

The West Sonoma Coast Vintners is proud to announce the TTB’s approval of the newly established West Sonoma Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA). The West Sonoma Coast AVA is located within the westernmost portion of Sonoma County, holding approximately 50 vineyards planted with varieties ranging from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Syrah. The approval of the AVA recognizes the region’s …

Fellow Wines of Clarksburg Take Home Best In Show for White Wines in California

Fellow Wines, a subscription-based wine company out of Clarksburg, CA, takes home the top prize at the California Commercial Wine Competition through the California State Fair. The 2021 Chenin Blanc was awarded top accolades this year out of the 1,953 wines evaluated, winning Double Gold, Best in Region, and Best in Show for white wines in the competition. “I’m excited …

Texas Crush Report and Vineyard Production Survey Now Open

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service — We are excited to announce the first Texas Crush Report and Vineyard Production Survey as a collaborative effort between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas Artisan Vineyards Cooperative, Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association, Texas Hill Country Wineries, North Texas Wine Country, Texas Wine Growers, Gulf Coast Wine Growers …

Unexpected, Extensive Cold Injury in NE-Ohio Vineyards

In early June, members of the Ohio State University Grape Team, Andy Kirk, AARS manager and Andrew Holden, Extension educator, visited vineyards in Lake and Ashtabula counties (NE-OH) and reported extensive cold injury ranging from bud to trunk injury (Figure 1). Figure 1. Cold damage of Cabernet franc grapevine grown in NE-OH. Note growth of suckers at the vine base …

Preparations for Grape Root Borer – 2022

University of Georgia Extension — We are within a few weeks of the anticipated initial emergence of grape root borer (GRB) adults here in Georgia. If you are planning on implementing mating disruption as a management tactic for GRB and you haven’t deployed your pheromone dispensers/ties, now is the time to get those distributed. If you are unfamiliar with grape …

E. & J. Gallo Winery Announced As Official NFL Wine Sponsor

Today, the National Football League (NFL) and E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo) announced that Gallo will be the Official Wine Sponsor of the NFL. The multi-branded, multi-year agreement makes Gallo the official wine sponsor of the NFL. The partnership is uniquely structured to engage NFL fans and will include opportunities for local team activation, player imagery and appearances, on-site …

Turlock Irrigation District Serves Growers, Conserves Water with New Technology

Amidst a threatening drought, groups and individuals are working to find more ways to conserve the precious resource of water, and Turlock Irrigation District has been leading the way for sustainable water management with new technologies and strategies. Watch this brief interview with Michelle Reimers from Turlock Irrigation District as she explains their recent improvements and plans. Please thank this …

Spring Freeze Devastates Clarksburg CA Vineyards

Several wine grape growing regions of California were impacted by freeze events this spring. How severe are the impacts and how will this affect the 2022 vintage? Watch this brief interview with Tom Merwin from the Clarksburg Wine Growers & Vintners Association as he shares his perspective of what he’s seeing in the Clarksburg AVA. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for …

Growers Petition for a Sonoma County Winegrape Pest & Disease Control District

Over the course of more than 18 months, a group of viticulturists and vineyard owners have been working together to research both the benefits of, and the process for establishing a Winegrape Pest and Disease Control District in Sonoma County. They have engaged in research and discussed an effort with elected and appointed Sonoma County Officials, University of California Cooperative …

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