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Central Valley Farmer Shares New Experience with On-Farm Groundwater Recharge

While growers still have many questions and concerns as to how flooding their vineyards and orchards for groundwater recharge purposes may impact their day-to-day farming operations and eventual crop yields, Madera almond & wine grape grower Nick Davis is more concerned with making the most of the recent rainfall and snowmelt to recharge their much needed soil profiles following extended …

Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance Honors Ken Brown as Vintner of the Year

The Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance is honoring Ken Brown as their 2023 Vintner of the Year. Ken, a true pioneer of the Santa Barbara County wine region, began his journey at Zaca Mesa Winery as head winemaker in 1977. Having studied enology and viticulture at Fresno State University he applied his knowledge in both the vineyards and the cellar. …

Washington Wine Commission Allocates Nearly $1 Million for Wine Research

The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) awarded almost $1 million in research grants for the upcoming year. The research projects target a variety of challenges that directly impact Washington wine grape growers and winemakers. The WSWC Board of Directors approved 19 projects totaling approximately $992,028, for the upcoming fiscal year (July 2023-June 2024). Since 2015, research grants have grown by …

Colorado’s Carboy Winery And 5280 Magazine To Release Co-Branded Rosé Wine

To commemorate 5280 Magazine’s 30-year anniversary, the award-winning publication recently partnered with Carboy Winery to create a locally made rosé wine that celebrates the best of the Centennial State. A back-to-back Colorado Governor’s Cup winner, Carboy is proud to announce its latest release, 5280 Colorado Rosé! Estate-grown from Carboy’s K-Vineyard in Palisade, the wine is a bright and vibrant representation of the …

Save the Date for This Year’s Colorado Mountain Winefest and Colorado Wine Week

The Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE), is pleased to announce the details for the 32nd Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by Fisher’s Liquor Barn, as well as the first scheduled events for this year’s Colorado Wine Week. The Festival in the Park will take place Saturday, September 16, 2023 in Palisade, CO from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. VIP tickets to the festival …

Scheid Family Wines and Bee Girl Organization Join Forces to Save Bees

Scheid Family Wines, one of the most established and acclaimed wine producers in the Central Coast of California, has announced a partnership between their Grandeur Wines brand and the Bee Girl Organization (BGO). Reinforcing their commitment to sustainability and bee conservation, the company will donate $1 per bottle sold of Grandeur Rosé (SRP $19.99) from July to August up to …

Rhone Rangers To Honor Sonoma Wine Grape Grower Frederic Cline

The national Rhone Rangers will present its seventh Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, June 24, 2023, to recognize the significant contributions made by an individual to the American Rhone wine movement. This year’s honor will be bestowed to Frederic Cline, founder and owner of Cline Family Cellars in Sonoma, CA. Cline is also one of the original founders of the …

Moon Mountain District Winegrowers Association Announces Master Class Panel

The Moon Mountain District Winegrowers Association will hold Reach for the Moon!, the inaugural Moon Mountain District Master Class and Grand Tasting on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Gallo Family’s historic Monte Rosso Vineyard. Renowned wine authority and Vinous critic Antonio Galloni will host the Master Class, featuring a curated selection of wines made from celebrated Moon Mountain District …

Clarion is Newest Cold-Hardy Wine Grape from UMN

Grape growers and wine lovers take note: The University of Minnesota is releasing its sixth cold-hardy wine grape, Clarion. At the University’s Horticultural Research Center (HRC), where the U of M’s Grape Breeding and Enology program is based, researchers discovered that Clarion doesn’t just produce excellent vines: its grapes continually produce high-quality, dry white wines with fruity attributes of citrus, …

Co-Chairs Announced for the 30th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium’s LLC Managing Committee, which represents the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG), has selected its co-chairs to lead the 2024 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Program Development Committee. Alisa Jacobson “AJ”, founder of Turning Tide Wines and wine consultant along with Devin Parr, founder and managing partner …

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