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CAWG Foundation Golf Tournament

The California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation 3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament, sponsored by Duarte Nursery, is scheduled for Monday, June 27 at Woodbridge Golf and Country Club. Tournament proceeds support scholarships for college age children whose parent or guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower. Tournament check-in opens at 9 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. shotgun start. …

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.

Unified Wine and Grape Symposium

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium program features viticulture and enology sessions and a two-day trade show. Meeting the Needs of the Industry Since the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) joined forces to create the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in 1995, it has become the largest wine and grape …

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 …

CAWG Foundation Golf Scholarship Tournament

Please join the California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation for their 2nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament. The scholarship is specifically for the children whose parent/guardian is employed by a CA winegrape grower. We are very exited to get back out there and hold this in-person event on Thursday, June 10, at Woodbridge Golf and Country Club, located in Lodi. The tournament …

CAWG 2021 Advocacy Day

Join the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) for its 2021 Advocacy Day, taking place virtually, on Wednesday, April 21, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Hear from the CAWG lobbying team, lawmakers and regulators as they discuss key priority bills and issues facing the wine industry, and how you can take action by engaging on issues. The CAWG lobbying team headed …

U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, California Association of Winegrape Growers, LIVE, Long Island Sustainable Winegrowing, Oregon Wine, New York Wines, Washington State Wine, Washington Winegrowers and Wine Institute are co-hosting the 2nd U.S. Sustainable Winegrowing Summit on April 19-21, an all-virtual event. Growers, vintners, association leaders, trade, and other industry professionals from around the globe will gather virtually to hear …

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