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Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association Rebrands, Now Livermore Valley Wine Community

Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, which is dedicated to the advancement, protection and promotion of the region’s quality wines, vineyards and experiences, announced today that they have rebranded to Livermore Valley Wine Community. The group’s collective decision for a new name and look was made to better reflect the community of growers and vintners in Livermore Valley and their dedication to …

Vintners Fundraising Begins for Reforestation and Wildfire Resiliency Efforts

Starting now, wine enthusiasts around the world can contribute to environmental efforts to protect the future of Napa Valley. In the spirit of coming together to do good, members of the Napa Valley Vintners have put together a fund-a-need campaign alongside five exceptional fund-a-forest experiences that take place in Napa Valley in 2023. “Anyone who has an interest in Napa Valley’s natural environment and …

National Association of Wine Retailers Asks Supreme Court to Take up Wine Shipping Case

The National Association of Wine Retailers (NAWR) has submitted a brief of amicus curiae to the Supreme Court of the United States supporting B-21 Wines’ appeal for a grant of Certiorari. B-21 is challenging a decision from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a North Carolina law that discriminates against out-of-state wine retailers. The Amicus Brief asks the Court …

GroPro Announces Facilities Expansion in California and Florida

– SPONSORED CONTENT – Due to the growing demand, GroPro is pleased to announce the expansion of its storage, manufacturing, and packaging facilities in the USA. GroPro, an international Bio-Pesticide, Bio-Stimulant, and Bio-Fertilizer manufacturer with headquarters in Minneapolis (the USA), is planning an expansion of its operational facilities in California and Florida. The planned expansion will replace California’s existing 5,000 sq …

Beyond Drip Irrigation: Meeting Demands for Water Efficiency

– SPONSORED CONTENT – Between 1980 and 2014, California growers increased production by 38 percent while simultaneously decreasing their water consumption by 14 percent. But as drought patterns worsen, policymakers are again looking to agriculture to reduce its water use. Where might additional savings come from? Drip irrigation and its limitations The transition from flood irrigation to drip systems and …

California Table Grape Growers Offer Scholarships

California table grape growers are offering three types of scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the table grape growing regions of California. There are two types scholarships offered for field workers and their families. The first is a $14,500 scholarship for graduating seniors who will attend two years of a community college and transfer to a California university or …

USDA Grant Boosts Research to Improve Marketing of WA Wines

Washington State University’s School of Hospitality Business Management has received $500,000 to research and develop virtual reality marketing experiences to increase brand awareness of Washington state wines. The project is funded by a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a one-to-one match from the WSU Carson College of Business. “The Washington state wine industry continues to face challenges …

American Vineyard October Issue

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Contents of the October Issue: “Post-harvest Considerations Following Extreme Weather Limit Grapevine Stress Cornell & NYS Fight the Spotted Lanternfly Vineyard Vampires Continue Raiding the East Coast Exploring New Vineyard Technologies Wine Grape Growers Encouraged by OSU Field Day The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Missouri New York Oregon Washington

Revitalizing Winery Wastewater in the Vineyard by Cover Cropping

Amidst the current drought, growers can use all the water they can get, and recycling winery wastewater back into the vineyard would seem like a nice idea — except that water from the wineries are generally high in salts/chlorides, which would prove detrimental to soil health… unless certain cover crops planted down vineyard rows could remove the unwanted additives. Watch …

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