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Dry Creek Vineyard Founder David S. Stare to be Honored as ‘American Wine Legend’

Dry Creek Vineyard is proud to announce that Wine Enthusiast Magazine will be honoring Sonoma County wine pioneer David S. Stare as its “American Wine Legend” at the upcoming 22nd annual Wine Star Awards. The momentous occasion marks the first time that the family-owned and sustainably-farmed winery has been awarded a renowned Wine Star Award. Stare will be honored in Wine Enthusiast‘s special …

Beckstoffer Vineyards Donates $1 Million to Center for Wine & Viticulture at Cal Poly (SLO)

Andy Beckstoffer of Beckstoffer Vineyards today announced that he and his wife, Betty, have donated $1 million to the Cal Poly JUSTIN and J. LOHR Center for Wine and Viticulture to fund the Beckstoffer Vineyards Fermentation Hall. The Center, completed in September 2021, will open to students in the winter quarter. This is the largest completely donor-funded capital project in CSU history. Beckstoffer Vineyards employs …

American Vineyard November Issue

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Contents of the November Issue: Expos are Back and In Person Expos in Cloverdale, Turlock and Fresno Burying Vines in the Sand, Not Their Heads Brooke Robertson Creates Innovative Mini-head Trained System RBA Makes MOU Offer for 2021-22 Raisin Crop More to Learn at the Grape, Nut, & Tree Fruit Expo The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Florida …

Mitigating the Uncertainty of Smoke Taint in Wine Grapes

Smoke taint has dominated the worries of the California wine industry recent years.  With unsettled climate conditions and continued droughts, there is no reason to think that smoke taint will not continue to be a significant concern for the foreseeable future.  In 2017 and 2020, California growers and wineries both had to scramble to adapt as they found that existing …

UC Davis Announces New Viticulture and Enology Executive Leadership Board Members

As the world’s top-ranked research institute for viticulture and enology, the University of California, Davis, is pleased to announce the newest members of its Executive Leadership Board for the department of Viticulture and Enology. The 26-member board is an important and influential advisory group for the department. New leaders include NBA legend and entrepreneur Dwyane Wade with Wade Cellars, wine …

Land to Market Partners with Mariah Vineyards in Expansion into Regenerative Wine Industry

Land to Market, the world’s first verified sourcing solution for regenerative agriculture, announces its first vineyard partnership with Mariah Vineyards and the release of its first verified regenerative wine, Mendocino Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2020.  Farming beyond sustainability, Mariah Vineyards will join Land to Market’s family of leading brands committed to fighting climate change. Nestled at an altitude of 2,400 feet …

California’s Wine Community Recognizes October’s Farmer and Farmworker Month

California is the country’s top agricultural producer and in October the state’s wine and winegrape growing community honors the farmers and farmworkers who nurture and harvest more than 400 crops – ranging from fruits, vegetables and nuts to more than 100 winegrape varieties.   “California Farmer and Farmworker Month is an important opportunity to recognize all those who work incredibly hard to bring the Golden State’s world class wine and agricultural products into the homes and communities across the state, the nation …

SLO Coast Wine History: A Pioneering Spirit

San Luis Obispo Coast Wine Collective — When you talk to early winery owners of the SLO Coast Wine region, there is a pioneering spirit that shines through along with a true do-it-yourself aesthetic. From humble beginnings to world class recognition, the SLO Coast wine region was trailblazed by a group of committed dreamers, farmers, and enthusiasts who all agree they could not …

Winners at the 35th Annual Grapefest – A Texas Wine Experience

A signature GrapeFest event, the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic, is the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation. Guests had the opportunity to sample Texas wines from more than 30 Texas wineries pouring more than 130 wines at the 35th Annual GrapeFest -a Texas Wine Experience.  The competition offered eleven 90-minute sessions throughout the weekend, with wines being judged …

Napa Valley Winery St. Supéry Estate Celebrates ‘Everyday Heroes’

This autumn through March 2022, St. Supéry, a Napa Valley community leader with a deep commitment to sustainability, will celebrate unsung everyday heroes who make a difference in communities and neighborhoods across the country. Through the #InJoy Everyday Hero project, St. Supéry hopes to inspire people to give back and spread joy. In addition to highlighting the stories of everyday heroes on …

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