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Rich Smith Award of Excellence Presented to Marty Clubb

The seventh annual Rich Smith Award of Excellence for outstanding contributions to the American grape and wine industry was presented yesterday to Marty Clubb, co-owner of L’Ecole No. 41, a premium winery in Walla Walla, Washington, and a major contributor to the Washington and American wine industry. “We are pleased to present this award to Marty Clubb, a WineAmerica colleague …

Upbeat Mood as Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Emerges from Pandemic Years

With a sold-out tradeshow and robust sessions in all things wine and grape, guests here at the 29th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium sipped wines, learned about trends, perused innovative products and enthusiastically reconnected with colleagues from around the nation after years of pandemic isolation. “It felt like a gigantic class reunion,” said Natalie Collins, president of the California Association …

Growers No Longer Need Compromises with Fumigation and Nematicides with GroPro’s Vigilance

– SPONSORED CONTENT – Worldwide growers face severe issues with the allocation of fumigants, reduced control from conventional nematicides, or bio and conventional-based nematicides that provide suppression or just don’t work. The damage done by nematodes to crops is devasting, leading to reduced uptake of nutrients, lower yields, or slower growth. The losses from nematodes exceed 10 billion USD annually. …

Growers Invited to See Benefits of Cover Crops in Orchards, Vineyards

Growers are invited to tour orchards and vineyards and hear from other growers about their experiences with cover crops. UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, UC Cooperative Extension, the Napa Resource Conservation District, and the Community Alliance with Family Farmers have created a searchable database of orchard and vineyard growers experienced in growing cover crops that will help other …

California Association of Winegrape Growers Announces Mindy DeRohan as Communications Manager

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) recently added Mindy DeRohan to its team, joining the association as its communications manager. “Mindy brings with her a decade of experience in both agriculture and communications and will play a vital role in creating and delivering value to our members and key stakeholders,” said Natalie Collins, CAWG President. “It is important that our growers, business …

California Association of Winegrape Growers Announces Natalie Collins as President

California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Chairman Tom Slater announced today that the Board of Directors has named Natalie Collins the association’s president. Collins has served as Interim President since June 1, 2022, after the retirement of John Aguirre. “The Board is extremely grateful for the job Natalie has done for the past six months and is very excited she …

Monterey County Winery Wins Best Sparkling Wine in USA

Caraccioli Cellars was recently awarded three of the four gold medals to United States wineries in the world’s most prestigious sparkling wine competition, The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2022 (CSWWC). Scott Caraccioli, General Manager of Caraccioli Cellars, was in attendance at the CSWWC’s 2022 Awards Ceremony in London on November 3rd. Created by one of the most esteemed …

Gracianna Winery Pinot Noir Rated Best of 2022

Gracianna Winery of Sonoma County adds to their 2022 accolades for with this stunning honor: The Beverage Testing Institute—the top U.S. wine review source for over four decades—has awarded the Gracianna 2019 Bacigalupi Vineyard Pinot Noir the “Best Pinot Noir in 2022.” This gold star wine having been sold out thanks to its previous Gold Medal and 95-point review in February 2022, now …

Lake County Winegrape Commission Awarded Grant Supporting Pruning School

The Lake County Winegrape Commission announces it secured a grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to fund Lake County Pruning School over multiple growing seasons. The grant is part of the 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) and will provide funding to the Commission to deliver Lake County Pruning School for three seasons, thus providing …

Fresno Chamber of Commerce Announces Ag Leader Award Winners

The Fresno Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Fresno County Farm Bureau, is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Ag Awards, a long-standing tradition that honors and celebrates our region’s agricultural industry leaders. The honorees were recognized at the Ag Awards Celebration on November 3rd at PR Farms. The 2022 Ag Awards Honorees include: Moss Adams Agribusiness of …

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