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Washington Winegrowers Elects New Leaders

At a virtual annual meeting of the membership, incumbents were re-elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors for the Washington Winegrowers Association including: Becca De Kleine, Four Feathers Wine Estates, Prosser Scott Williams, Kiona Vineyards & Winery, Benton City Shane Collins, Rocky Pond Winery, Chelan Immediately following the annual meeting, a board meeting was held with Shane …

Consider Shipping US Wines to Coatia

Croatia provides a unique opportunity for U.S. wine exporters to position their product. U.S. wine exporters should focus their market entry efforts on Zagreb, the nation’s capital, where niches exist for medium and higher quality wines. I. Market Overview Production Domestic wine production is an especially important segment of Croatian agriculture and plays an important role in tourism, which is …

Washington Winegrowers Honors Industry Leaders

The Washington Winegrowers Association (Winegrowers) recognized three industry leaders in March for their achievements during their virtual annual meeting. Sadie Drury, North Slope Management/Seven Hills Vineyard, was honored as the Erick Hanson Memorial Grower of the Year; Tom Judkins, Inland Desert, received the Industry Service award; and Brian Carter, Brian Carter Cellars, was awarded the Grand Vin. GROWER OF THE …

Biodynamic Vineyard Certification: A Grower’s Perspective

Grape growers are becoming more and more familiar with the organic certification process, but how about biodynamic certification?  Watch this brief interview with Viticulturist Ray Nuclo from King Estate Winery in Oregon, who represents the largest certified biodynamic vineyard in North America, as he provides a grower’s perspective on what it means to farm biodynamically and the journey to certification. …

Optimizing Yield of Young Pinot Grigio Vines

Recently planted Pinot Grigio and wondering how much yield to prepare for in its early years? Watch this brief interview with UCCE Viticulture Advisor George Zhuang as he shares some key insights for growers from a San Joaquin Valley perspective. Read more in American Vineyard Magazine.   Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Napa Valley Wine Grape Crop Update

Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) announces that bud break has begun in Napa Valley, marking the beginning of the winegrape growing season.  “We’re seeing the first signs of bud swell on Pinot Noir in the Carneros AVA, with some buds pushing their first leaves this week” said Chris Hyde, General Manager at Hyde Vineyards and NVG member, “within the month, dependent …

Three Ways to Improve Color in Red Wine Grapes

Color is an important aspect of red wine grape quality.  Watch this brief interview with Luca Brillante from the Fresno State Department of Viticulture and Enology has he shares three things growers can do to improve color management and read more about it in American Vineyard Magazine.   Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Washington WAVEx Crop Estimation Webinar

Automating the labor-intensive task of crop estimation has long been a research goal of the wine grape industry. Washington State University researchers are leading an effort to develop a cutting edge smartphone app to address the issue, and the industry is invited to a one-hour webinar on April 8 to hear all about it. Each summer, wine grape growers and …

Eyes on the Skies as Vineyards Push Towards Bud Break

Sonoma County Winegrowers — As the calendar changes to March, Sonoma County vineyards are starting to awaken following a long, dry winter. Bud break marks the traditional start of the new year for the 2021 vintage meaning each day ahead is filled with a task intended to bring about the best harvest later this year. Given that bud break comes at the …

Washington Wine Research Program Impact

The Washington wine industry, five years into its stepped up investment in research, is well on its way to creating a world class research program, said an industry leader during the opening session of the virtual WineVit® wine convention and tradeshow on March 9. Wine grape grower Dick Boushey shared results of the industry’s investment in research that is detailed …

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