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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 …

Cold Hardiness of Grapevines: Interplay of Genetics, Environment & Management

The grapevine, belonging to the Vitaceae family, has a long history dating back to the Early Cretaceous Epoch, approximately 66-145 million years ago. Fossils of the Vitis genus have been discovered as far back as the Early Eocene period, around 34-56 million years ago, according to Pierre Galet in “General Viticulture.” This means that grapevines have existed for millions of …

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 …

Oakhurst Art & Wine Hop: A New Monthly Celebration of Local Artistry and Fine Wines

The Oakhurst community invites art and wine enthusiasts to join the monthly celebration of creativity and craftsmanship at the Oakhurst Art & Wine Hop. The event will take place on the Third Thursday of every month from May to October, and it promises an evening of artistic inspiration and delicious wine tastings. From 5 PM to 8 PM, Oakhurst transforms into …

Congressional Wine Caucus Invites Sonoma County Leadership Academy to Washington Reception

The members of the third class of the Sonoma County Fundación de la Voz de los Viñedos’ Leadership Academy were surprised to learn Thursday afternoon that they will soon be leaving for Washington, D.C., to attend the Congressional Wine Caucus as guests of Congressman Mike Thompson.  They will be traveling to the nation’s capital courtesy of Alaska Airlines’ ‘Gift of …

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