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New York Wine & Grape Foundation Funds Long Island Sustainable Wine Growing Course

The New York Wine & Grape Foundation today announces the launch of the first Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing (LISW) online training program, the Sustainable Wine Professional Course. As only sustainable certification program for winegrowers in the Eastern United States, the new online curriculum is part of a stakeholder engagement initiative to inform and certify winery tasting room and hospitality staff. …

Winery Numbers Increase, Distributors Consolidate — What’s a Mid-size Winery to Do?

With the number of wineries in the US higher than ever, and only a few retailers controlling the bulk of wine distribution, what’s a mid-size winery to do to get their product through the supply chain?  Watch this brief interview with wine broker Glenn Proctor from the Ciatti Company as he shares a few recommendations and read more it in …

OSU on Managing Grapevine Water Status Under Irrigated & Non-irrigated Conditions

Why water management is important Proper management of grapevine water status is critical to optimizing your vineyard production practices, whether they are focused on yield, fruit quality, or both. The water status of vines – how “wet” or “dry” they are – affects all aspects of plant function, and depends on two factors: the available water supply in the soil, …

Nutrient Guidelines for Wine Grapes

Since bloom was accelerated by the recent warm days, most of you will have already collected and submitted your bloom time tissue samples to monitor vine nutrient status. Many growers are making the switch to using leaf blades rather than petioles based on my recommendations. While this may seem a little unnerving for some, using leaf blades for nutrient tests …

Wine Grower Andy Hoxsey, CAWG Grower of the Year

With the annual Summer Conference of the California Association of Winegrape Growers came the announcement and presentation of CAWG’s Grower of the Year award, honoring Andy Hoxsey from Napa Wine Company.  Watch this brief presentation honoring Hoxsey, as delivered by Randy Lange of LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards at the Awards of Excellence dinner in Sonoma.  Hoxsey was also featured …

Bricoleur Vineyards Announces Plans to Open New Winery And Hospitality Retreat in Windsor This Fall

San Francisco Bay Area natives Mark and Elizabeth Hanson and daughter Sarah Hanson Citron are thrilled to announce their  plans to open a new winery and hospitality retreat, Bricoleur Vineyards, in Windsor, Sonoma County this fall.  The 40-acre estate features a hospitality barn, pavilion, rose garden and bocce ball courts, several patios, two ponds, an estate villa and a refurbished historic …

Wine Institute Series Highlights the Wine Roads Less Traveled

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s northern Central Coast, extending from the San Francisco Bay to Monterey County, is the focus this month as part of Wine Institute’s Wine Country Back Roads series. California is home to dozens of distinct wine regions, including some of the world’s most famous destinations. But hidden among even the high-profile appellations are the wine roads less traveled. These …

Wine Grower Brad Goehring, CAWG Leader of the Year

Brad Goehring-CAWG Leader of the Year

With the annual Summer Conference of the California Association of Winegrape Growers came the announcement and presentation of CAWG’s Leader of the Year award, honoring Lodi wine grower Brad Goehring.  Watch this brief presentation honoring Goehring, as delivered by John Duarte of Duarte Nursery at the Awards of Excellence dinner in Sonoma.  Read more the grower leaders that make this …

Sadie Drury And Andrew Schultz Awarded Powers Sabbatical To Travel

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation announced that two would receive a Powers Sabbatical Award in 2020. The Powers Family Sabbatical awards up to $5,000 to cover expenses for a mid-level industry professional to travel abroad to expand knowledge about growing or making wine with the objective to share learnings with Washington State growers and vintners. Sadie Drury is General Manager of …

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