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American Vineyard July Issue

Contents of the July Issue: A Lone Star Grape Growing Region Lost Oak Winery Illustrates Award-Winning Potential Vine Removal Technique Foils Grape Disease Spatial Roguing to Root Out Leafroll Infected Grapevines Managing Grapevines During a Heat Spike Growers Have Options for Preparation The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Georgia Michigan Minnesota Missouri New York Oregon Texas Washington

Legacy Cellar Foundation Raises $3 Million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with Record-Setting Singular 27-Liter Bottle of Sine Qua Non The Inaugural Syrah

The Legacy Cellar Foundation‘s inaugural event, “A Goliath 60th Celebration,” honored St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and its 60th anniversary on Saturday, May 14, raising more than $3 million. The centerpiece of the evening was a massive 27-liter bottle of 2003 Sine Qua Non The Inaugural Syrah, a priceless 100-point wine and the only bottle of its kind in the world, which …

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 …

California State Fair Announces Commercial Wine Winners

The California State Fair is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 California Commercial Wine Competition. The highly anticipated event returned last week for three days at Cal Expo. This year, a panel of 44 official judges led by Chief Judge Mark Chandler tasted and evaluated 1,953 California wines from 443 California wineries. The competition, which had been on …

VGS Chateau Potelle Makes Napa Valley History

VGS Chateau Potelle Winery set a new record-becoming the only winery in Napa Valley history to have the highest bid, three years-in-a-row. The record-setting wine, FOURMEAUX 2021 Red Blend, sold for $71,200, or $593 per bottle (and $7,120 per case). The auction was held at Raymond Vineyards, St. Helena, California. The Bordeaux-style red wine is named after VGS Chateau Potelle …

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