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Washington Wine Industry Launches Sustainable WA Certification Program

The Washington wine industry launched the state’s first statewide certified sustainability program for wine grapes, signifying a commitment to quality fruit, environmental stewardship, and healthy communities. Sustainable WA will begin certifying vineyards this summer. “From pest and disease management to sustainable water management, prioritizing worker health and safety and tracking various inputs, this program is environmentally sound, socially equitable, and …

Washington Wine Allocates Nearly $1 Million to Wine Research for Upcoming Year

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) awarded almost $1 million in research grants for the upcoming year through the statewide grape and wine research program, along with its own grant program. The broad research projects aim to improve wine quality by tackling high priority vineyard and winery issues. The Washington State Wine Commission Board of Directors approved 24 projects totaling …

Dan Rotlisberger Named Vineyard Manager for Robert Young Vineyards

Effective April 18th, Dan Rotlisberger has been named Vineyard Manager, Robert Young Estate Vineyards, reporting to CEO Jim Young. “We are delighted to welcome Dan to our family vineyards and look forward to his contributions to our future growth,” said Jim Young. “We interviewed many candidates, but Dan’s professional experience and strong ties to the Sonoma County community made him …

American Vineyard May Issue

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Contents of the May Issue: Five Bucks & A Desire for a Better Life Hardworking Raisin Growers Inspire Next Generation Changes in Leadership at the RBA The Rocky Road Continues with Hope for a Bright Future The Economics of Grape-Growing in Maryland Crunching the Numbers at the Maryland Grape Growers Conference The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California New …

Installation and Use of Ford Pro Telematics Available to All Sonoma County Wine Grape Growers

Today, Sonoma County Winegrowers took another step forward in being leaders in sustainability as they announced a complimentary one-year subscription to Ford Pro Telematics to every winegrape farmer in Sonoma County. The announcement arrives on the heels of the exciting collaboration between Sonoma County Winegrowers and Ford Pro which also includes a pilot program with three Sonoma County winegrape farmers …

Impact of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus on Pinot Noir Grape and Wine Composition

Grapevine Red Blotch Virus (GRBV) is a single-stranded circular DNA virus that can cause Grapevine Red Blotch Disease (GRBD). The virus was first identified in Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in 2008 in California, and now the disease is known to be widespread in many wine grape-growing regions in North America. The leaves of infected grapevines turn red, and the fruit does …

Opportunities in India to Highlight American Wines at Upcoming Trade Shows

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Mumbai (Post) wishes to bring to the attention of U.S. exporters of alcoholic beverages the possibility of participating in some of India’s upcoming key wine and distilled spirits tradeshows in 2022 – Brews and Spirits Expo 2022 (July 6-7), VIN-Expo 2022 (August 18-20), and ProWine 2022 (October 17-18). India’s alcoholic beverage sector, with a …

Cana Vineyards Wins 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup® with 2019 Unité Reserve

During the annual celebration held at Main Street Station, Governor Glenn Youngkin awarded the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Cup® to Cana Vineyards & Winery of Middleburg for its 2019 Unité Reserve—a signature estate red blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The competition received a record-breaking number of entries this year—615 wines from over 100 Virginia wineries. Winemaker Melanie Natoli …

Brenda Wolgamott, Rebecca Kraup Named as 4R Advocates

If you enjoy a glass of California wine, chances are good that Brenda Wolgamott had something to do with it. She manages 3,000 acres of vineyards along the Golden State’s Central Coast for the Wine Group in Ripon, the second largest wine company in the world marketing around 60 different brands. Wolgamott, also a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA), and Rebecca …

Sequoia Grove Winery Commits $35,000 To Save The Redwoods League

Sequoia Grove Winery, one of Napa Valley’s pioneering producers of premium Cabernet Sauvignon, is proud to announce $35,000 in donations to Save the Redwoods League in support of its mission to protect and restore California’s most iconic trees. The producer, founded in 1979, features two prominent Sequoia sempervirens abutting its historic tasting room, along with a circular grove from which …

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