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“Seeding the Future Documentary Addresses Impact of Climate Change on Wine Industry

Global wine community organization, Porto Protocol, has announced the launch of its second documentary, titled ‘Seeding the Future.’ The groundbreaking film sheds light on the profound impact of climate change on winegrowers worldwide, featuring testimonials from industry leaders and showcasing best practices implemented to mitigate its effects. ‘Seeding the Future’ will be available for streaming on YouTube. A key theme …

Students Tour Winemaking Facilities at WSU Tri‑Cities campus

Viticulture and enology (V&E) students from Washington State University’s Pullman and Tri-Cities campuses had a chance to mingle while learning together during a recent field trip. The all-day event took place at WSU Tri-Cities and is part of a new VE Connects initiative established by V&E Founding Department Chair Jean Dodson Peterson. “VE Connects is designed to transform the student transfer experience, improve student recruitment and retention pathways, …

New Technologies Featured at World Ag Expo That California Farmers Should Know About

Boasting over 100,000 attendees from 49 States and 81 countries, the World Ag Expo was another big hit this year.  With  a sea of vendors to navigate across the International Agri-Center grounds in Tulare, it’s hardly feasible for attendees to see it all.  Check out this brief video featuring several companies that Malcolm Media visited with during the event that …

California Association of Winegrape Growers Announces California Compost Tax Credit Legislation

California Association of Winegrape Growers – As the second year of the 2023-24 legislative session is now in full swing, Senator Monique Limón, (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced SB 1135 to establish the California Compost Tax Credit Fund. This legislation seeks to incentivize sustainable agricultural practices, undertaken by winegrape growers and other ag producers, by offering a tax credit for the …

Washington Winegrowers Association Honors Industry Leaders

The Washington Winegrowers Association holds its annual Leadership & Legacy luncheon to celebrate the careers, accomplishments, and leadership of Washington wine legends during its WineVit® Convention. This year’s Leadership & Legacy luncheon was held on February 5 in the Toyota Center in Kennewick, WA, and was sponsored by Wilbur-Ellis. Washington Winegrowers Association Executive Director Colleen Frei emceed the event. The …

GALLO Name Change Honors Family, Embraces Endless Possibilities

More than 90 years after Ernest and Julio founded their namesake E. & J. Gallo Winery, the company has simplified the company name to a single word: GALLO. “The simplified name removes all limitations; it recognizes the broad family involvement, as well as our wide-ranging portfolio of wines and spirits,” said Stephanie Gallo, Chief Marketing Officer at GALLO. “Four generations of …

Preliminary 2023 Grape Crush Report Reveals Slight Increase from 2022

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released the preliminary California Grape Crush Report at noon on February 10th, revealing a total 2023 crush of 3,728,923 tons, up 1.6% from the 2022 crush of 3,670,861 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 1,959,024 tons, up 2.3% from 2022. White wine varieties crushed totaled 1,709,270 tons, up …

First Woman Honored as Sonoma County’s Vineyard Employee of the Year

Sonoma County’s wine community has a long, rich history of women winegrowers, winemakers, winery owners, executives, and industry leaders.  Today, it has added to that legacy with the announcement by theFundación de la Voz de los Viñedos that it has chosen Yolanda Cruz, of Redwood Empire Vineyard Management (REVM), as Sonoma County’s Vineyard Employee of the Year, marking the first …

California Growers Celebrate Legislative Win Supporting Groundwater Recharge

Last Fall, Governor Newsom signed SB 659, The California Water Supply Solutions Act of 2023, sponsored by the California Association of Winegrape Growers and the Regional Water Authority in Sacramento.  But what does this mean for California farmers implementing groundwater recharge practices in the coming months?  Watch this video with Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers to …

First Recipient of Endowed Viticulture & Enology Scholarship for Veterans

Teagan Mosher’s interest in winemaking was piqued after she toured the viticultural area of Mount Etna while stationed at U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella in Italy. Now an undergraduate in Washington State University’s Department of Viticulture and Enology (V&E), Mosher is pursuing her passion for wine science as the first recipient of the Mann Family Endowed Scholarship, a fund for active-duty military members or …

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