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Registration Open for San Joaquin Wine Competition

The San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association is excited to announce another year of organizing the San Joaquin Wine Competition — the fastest growing wine competition around. For another year, the competition will gather some of the greatest wine professionals in the state. The panels will come together for a double-blind tasting on June 12. Want to know how your wine stacks up against other …

Compost Tax Credit Bill for California Farmers Progresses Through Legislature

California growers investing in compost to boost soil fertility on the farm may soon reap additional benefits in the form of a tax credit. Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) joined Matthew Malcolm on California Ag Network to share how this promising CAWG-sponsored bill is currently making its way through legislature. Watch this brief video to learn …

Climate Trends Bring More Spring Freeze-Damage to New York Vineyards

Recent climate trends have been shifting bud break sooner in New York vineyards and the threat of spring frost damage has been more prevalent, according to Tim Martinson, Senior Viticulture Extension Associate Emeritus at Cornell University.  Watch this brief video with Tim joining Matthew Malcolm from American Vineyard for more details and what Northeastern growers can do about the threatening frost events that …

Fungicide Resistance Management Begins With Proactive Planning and Good Scouting

– SPONSORED CONTENT – An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. While that old proverb could be prophetic when it comes to many things, it should be taken to heart by vineyard growers in their efforts to preserve viable fungicides and keep them from becoming resistant. Long before the growing season begins, growers should be proactive and …

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 …

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