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California Association of Winegrape Growers Announces Natalie Collins as Interim President

California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Chairman Tom Slater announced the appointment of Natalie Collins as interim president on July 27th. She replaces John Aguirre who retired after twelve years of service. “CAWG is very happy to have Natalie in this role,” Slater said. “She has been a part of the CAWG family for many years, and her insight and …

West Coast Smoke Exposure Task Force Seeks to More Clearly Define Smoke Taint in Wine Grapes

Where there’s drought, there’s fire, and where there’s fire, there’s smoke.  This is a major concern for wine grape growers in the drought-stricken west this year.  Evacuations, power outages and smoke taint have had a major impact on the wine industry at harvest-time in recent years, and not having an industry standard or threshold defining smoke taint can raise questions …

Wildfire Threatened Vineyard & Winery Challenges for Removing Vegetative Debris

With an ongoing drought in western US, wine grape growers surrounded by neglected wildlands are becoming more and more concerned about the drought-induced dying vegetation around them.  Many want to proactively manage this risk for them the communities around them; however, they are running into quite a few stumbling blocks as addressed by Michael Miiller from the California Association of …

Are Autonomous Self-Driving Tractors Legal in California?

As California’s agricultural industries progress towards a more sustainable future with new technologies and innovations, current Cal OSHA regulations (unless changed) may hinder their progress, particularly with regard to autonomous or self-driving tractors.  Watch this brief video with Michael Miiller from the California Association of Winegrape Growers as he explains.   Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for their industry support.

Call for Applications for the Annual CA Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards

California vineyards and wineries are encouraged to apply for the 2022 CaliforniaGreen Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards, with applications now being accepted at greenmedal.org. Vineyards and wineries that participate in a sustainability program in California are eligible to apply in four award categories, recognizing outstanding achievement in sustainability: Leader Award, given to the vineyard or winery that demonstrates success and innovation in all of the below three areas of sustainable …

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 …

American Vineyard April Issue

American Vineyard

Contents of the April Issue: Coping with Underground River Trinchero Team Uses All the Tools in the Toolbox Raisin Bargaining Association CEO Retires Kalem Barserian Helped Shape Raisin History Evaluating Your Irrigation System Performance Available Programs & Testing Methods The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Missouri Minnesota Oregon Washington

American Vineyard March Issue

American Vineyard March Issue

Contents of the March Issue: The Year the Earth Stood Still Grape Crush Report Reflects Difficult Year Grape Growers Adapt with Pandemic Could There Be a Silver Lining? Rick Stark Retires from Sun-Maid A Gracious Farewell from the Raisin Industry The American Grapevine Grape Industry News Briefs California Oregon Washington

What to Expect at the 2021 Virtual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

– SPONSORED CONTENT – The 2021 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium’s virtual format is designed to offer you the same quality information, while being responsive to the new realities of a world facing a pandemic. Beyond making logical adaptations, we have also chosen session topics that reflect the specific challenges of the past year. We want to arm you with …

American Vineyard Magazine December Issue

Contents of the December Issue: Through the Grapevine When the Lights Go On Again… Central Coast Grape Expo – 2020 Adapts State of the Central Coast Wine Industry Napa Valley Grapegrowers 2020 Season “Farming is the Profession of Hope” – Brian Brett UGA Releases New ‘RubyCrisp’ Muscadine Self-Fertile, High Yielding Southern Cultivar

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