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Auction of Washington Wines Event Raises Over $150,000 for Wine Research

Washington State University (WSU) wine science faculty, staff, and students joined vintners and other wine industry members at The Winemakers Reserve in Woodinville in March to celebrate the eighth Auction of Washington Wines Private Barrel Auction. Since its 2015 inception, the philanthropic event has raised more than $1.2 million for WSU viticulture and enology (V&E) research initiatives, with this year’s auction bringing in more than …

Sustainable WA Partners with Salmon-Safe for Dual Vineyard Certification

The Washington wine industry today announced an exciting partnership between the state’s sustainability certification for winegrapes – Sustainable WA – and Salmon-Safe, a leading U.S. regional eco-label focused on watershed protection. Following an 18-month development process, Sustainable WA is joining with Salmon-Safe in a certification partnership to enhance water quality protection, wildlife habitat conservation, and climate resiliency. As part of …

Sommcon Conference & Beverage Expo Returns To San Diego, October 5-7, 2024

SommCon®, the preeminent gathering for wine, beer, and spirits professionals, announces dates for 2024 symposium and tradeshow in San Diego, California. SommCon returns to Town & Country Resort, October 5-7, for an immersive three days into the world of wine, beer, and spirits. After nearly a decade in production, SommCon has curated a community of beverage trailblazers, offering on- and …

NYWGF Seeking Applications for Board of Directors by May 3

Every May the New York Wine & Grape Foundation (NYWGF) Board of Directors meets to elect members of the industry and interested stakeholders (like wine consumers) to board seats with expiring terms. The term of office for directors is three years and there are currently 22 members of the Board of Directors. Thirteen (13) board seats are statutorily mandated by the …

Oregon Vineyards are Becoming Bee Friendly in Four Easy Steps

Did you know that many Oregon vineyards have bee habitat? Think of the shrubs that volunteer in the headlands, the landscaped gardens around the tasting room, and the resident vegetation, cover crops, and weeds within the vineyard. Some of Oregon’s 780 species of bees already call Oregon vineyards their home. While bees are not required for successful pollination of grape …

Patent for Unique Montana Harbinger Grape Variety Nears

Montana Grape & Wine Association — Longtime Montana Grape & Wine Association supporter and member Dr. Al Putnam of Hamilton said he has received what he considers “good news” about his submission for a patent on the Montana “Harbinger” grape variety. Dr. Putnam, a retired professor of horticulture, had discovered the new vine in his small vineyard near Corvallis. He recognized the plant was not one …

To Use or Not Use? Dealing with Fungicide Resistance

Fungicide resistance in both grape powdery mildew and botrytis bunch rot is making growers question what fungicides are and aren’t efficacious. Like with many things in life, the answer is… “it depends.” Botrytis bunch rot. Alex Wong, during his PhD in my group, monitored fungicide resistance in Botrytis cinerea across Oregon and Washington production regions. He observed that over 50% of the Botrytis …

New York Wine & Grape Foundation Unity Awards Announced

The New York Wine & Grape Foundation (NYWGF) is pleased to announce the winners of the prestigious 2024 Unity Awards. The Unity Awards were created in 1990 for the community to recognize, encourage, and celebrate cooperation among grape growers, wineries, researchers, retailers, and others to advance the entire industry.  Honoring the longstanding and bold spirit of our community members and …

New York State and Regional Wine Associations Unite to Provide Expanded Access to Educational and Business Development Resources

In an exciting collaboration between the New York Wine & Grape Foundation (NYWGF) and the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance (FLWA), 2024 promises new opportunities for educational and business growth for wineries and grape growers across New York State. Beginning in March 2024, NYWGF members will have the opportunity to participate in FLWA Spring Roundtables and Workshops, events which were previously …

Oregon Winery Wins 2024 Winery of the Year in International Competition

Umpqua Valley winery Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards has recently been awarded 2024 Winery of the Year and ‘Best White Wine’ at Toast of the Coast International Wine Competition, held in Del Mar, California. In total, Reustle claimed 4 Double Gold and 3 Gold Medals, including 3 ‘Best of Class’ distinctions. Toast of the Coast is an annual event hosted by the San Diego County Fair, aiming to recognize wineries …

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