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Washington Wine Allocates Over $1 Million for Wine Research

More than $1M in wine and vineyard research grants were awarded by the Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) for the upcoming year. The research projects target challenges that directly impact Washington wine grape growers and winemakers. The WSWC Board of Directors approved 17 projects totaling approximately $1,067,000 for the upcoming fiscal year (July 2024-June 2025). For the last eight years, …

Ohio Grape Pricing and Production Survey Open Thru June 7

Greetings Ohio grape producer: The Ohio State University Viticulture Extension Team in collaboration with the Ohio Grapes Industries Committee is conducting a state-wide survey of grape production and prices to better understand the distribution, harvest yield, and price of Ohio-grown grape cultivars from the previous (2023) season. This year’s survey includes additional categories for both juice and bulk wine pricing if fruit was …

CAWG Foundation Awards $36,000 in Student Scholarships

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation is proud to announce the awarding of $36,000 in college scholarships to eight deserving students. These scholarships are granted to students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower. “Every year, it’s an honor for the CAWG Foundation to grant these scholarships to the children of vineyard employees. …

Southern California Wine Visionaries Phil and Carol Baily of Baily Winery Inducted Into the Temecula Valley Wine Country Hall of Fame

The Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association (TVWA) announced the induction of two wine country visionaries into the TVWA Hall of Fame at this year’s annual Grape Day event: Phil and Carol Baily, founders of Baily Winery in Temecula Valley. To be honored with induction into the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Hall of Fame, individuals must have made demonstrable contributions to enhancing the reputation …

Wine Brands Submit Nearly 116k Cases of Wine for Certification Through SIP Certified™

In the first three months of 2024, nearly 116k cases of wine embarked on the journey to become SIP Certified sustainable. The applications, submitted by thirteen different wine brands, underscore the commitment of today’s winemakers to offer the market high-quality wines produced through rigorous environmental stewardship and social responsibility. Wine enthusiasts can look forward to newly SIP (Sustainability In Practice) …

The Periodical Cicada, a Potential Problem for Grape Growers

If you have not already experienced it, any day now, your ears will be met with the screams of millions of periodical cicadas. While every year we experience the evening songs of the annual cicadas, this year we are privileged to hear the musical musings of cicadas from the Great Southern Brood. This periodical brood, also known as Brood XIX …

Whole Vine Festival Returns with the San Joaquin Valley’s Best

Save the date and get ready to immerse yourself in the rich flavors of the San Joaquin Valley at The Whole Vine Festival, October 19-20, 2024.  This highly anticipated two-day event is a magnificent tribute to all things related to table grapes, raisins, and wine.  Growers and consumers alike are cordially invited to mix and mingle at this 2nd annual event coming to …

California Association of Winegrape Growers Opens Nominations for 2025 Awards of Excellence Program

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) is pleased to announce nominations are now open for its prestigious 2025 Awards of Excellence Program. These awards are designed to honor growers and industry leaders who have shown outstanding leadership and commitment to the winegrape industry, benefiting both their communities and the environment. The Grower of the Year Award, the highest honor bestowed …

Love of Food Science Leads Student to Research Solutions for Smoke-Affected Wines

Charity Maosah’s passion for agriculture and food science stems from an inquisitive personality and a childhood spent on her family’s farm in Kenya. “My interest in food science is influenced by my upbringing,” said Maosah, who will graduate from Washington State University (WSU) with a master’s degree in food science this fall. “Everything we ate came from our farm, and …

Sun Valley Museum of Art Announces the 43rd Annual Sun Valley Wine Auction

Sun Valley Museum of Art (SVMoA) announces the 43rd Annual Sun Valley Wine Auction – three event-filled days for connoisseurs of art and lovers of fine wine and food to come together in support of art and arts education in Sun Valley, Idaho, on June 26-28, 2024. The longest-running charity wine auction in the country, the Sun Valley Wine Auction …

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