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Wine Shipment Slump Indicates Market Correction Ahead

Although prices have been up, largely due to inflation, California wine shipments are down significantly to a level which has not been seen in decades. But, why the slump in shipments and what will this mean for the California wine market in the near future? Watch this brief interview with Allied Grape Growers President Jeff Bitter to find out, and …

Western Wine Grape Planting Trends & Caution from Allied Grape Growers

When compared with natural vineyard attrition taking place, grapevines are being planted at a higher rate according to Allied Grape Grower’s recent grapevine nursery survey report discussed at The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium.  Watch this video with Jeff Bitter to learn more about what varieties are being planted and where. Please thank this video’s sponsor Ranch Systems for their industry support.

San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium

The 2023 San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium is back in person on January 11 at the C.P.D.E.S. Hall in Easton. The full agenda is here. 1.5 PCA and 3.5 CCA have been requested for this meeting. Please register here or use the mail-in form available here. The lunch is sponsored by Allied Grape Growers. Questions? Email gzhuang@ucanr.edu or call 559-231-1143.

State of the Central Valley Wine Industry and Harvest Report

Wine grape growers in the Central Valley made it through another challenging year and brought in a quality, but lighter harvest.  Watch this brief interview with Jeff Bitter from Allied Grape Growers as he describes the season’s successes and challenges, as well as wine market conditions — based on his recent State of the Wine Grape Industry address at the …

Allied Grape Growers Hires Tim Mendonca, Promotes Staff Members

Allied Grape Growers (AGG) has named Tim Mendonca as full-time grower relations representative in the Central Valley. He will cover the east side of Fresno County and the region south of Hwy. 180 down to Kern County. As a member of the grower relations team, Mendonca will be responsible for liaising with association members and growers and facilitating grape deliveries …

Progress on Prop 1 Funded California Water Projects

California is in the midst of a serious drought, which is taking a major toll on our local agricultural industries. The Water Quality, Supply & Infrastructure Improvement Act (Prop 1) passed back in 2014, yet no construction of any of the funded projects has commenced.  Watch this brief interview with Emily Rooney from the Ag Council of California as she …

California Wine Grape Planting Trends with Allied Grape Growers

In addition to the grape crush report, its also nice to get a good picture of where the California wine grape industry currently stands from a vineyard acreage and planting perspective. What varieties are being planted and where in the state? How’s the vineyard planting to removal ratio looking? Watch this brief interview with Jeff Bitter from Allied Grape Growers …

Successful North Coast Grape Harvest Spurs Growth & Investment

Despite numerous challenges for the wine industry these past few years, Allied Grape Growers was pleased to report all of their North Coast fruit safely harvested and delivered this season. Watch this video with North Coast representative Chad Clark as he also discusses new growth and investment in the region. Read more about it in the coming issue of American …

American Vineyard September Issue


Contents of the September Issue: That Which was Lost has Been Found Growing Muscadines in Richmond, North Carolina Combating Smoke Exposure WA Wine Scientists Run Critical Studies Sustainability Leadership Awards Recognizing Leaders in Sustainable Growing The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Indiana Michigan Minnesota New York North Carolina Washington

Preharvest Conversations Growers & Wineries Need to Have Regarding Smoke Taint

“Uncertainty” seemed to be the theme of 2020 for all, and it was no different for the wine industry.  Unfortunately, this uncertainty continues this year for wine grape growers as they gear up for harvest amidst another threatening wildfire season.  With severe drought plaguing the American West, it’s not a question of if, but when more wildfires will occur and …

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