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2018 CA Wine Grape Crop & Market Update with Nat DiBuduo

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! The 2018 California wine grape crop is well underway, and Nat DiBuduo, President of Allied Grape Growers, is predicting an average +4 million ton harvest this year.  Watch this brief video with Nat as he explains more about the progress of the 2018 crop, as well as the current wine market trends the industry …

CAWG Foundation Awards $30,000 in Student Scholarships

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation has awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to nine students. The scholarships are awarded annually to students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California wine grape grower. “We are excited about the amazing students we honored with scholarships this year,” said Steve Heringer, chair of the CAWG Foundation board of directors. …

American Vineyard Foundation Funds $1.4 MM for Wine & Grape Research

The American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) is pleased to announce new funding for twenty-four projects addressing critical viticulture and enology research needs.   The AVF relies on voluntary contributions to support ongoing projects and to provide funding for new high priority projects.  “Thanks to the generosity of nearly one-thousand grower and vintner members, the AVF continues to drive research solutions to the …

CA Wine Sales Hit $35.2 Billion in U.S. Market

California wine shipments in the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $35.2 billion in 2017, up 3% from the previous year. The state shipped 241 million nine-liter cases in the U.S. in 2017, up 1%. California wine sales to all markets, including shipments to the U.S. and exports worldwide, were 278 million cases in 2017. “Consumers in the U.S. …

Sonoma County Winegrowers Lead the Industry in Sustainability

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! Sonoma County Winegrowers made a bold commitment just a few years ago to reach 100% certified sustainability, and they are well on their way to achieving their goal by 2019.  Watch this brief interview with Karissa Kruse, who explained the program and unveiled their new certified sustainable logo to be printed on all of …

Introducing New UC Viticulture Advisor Karl Lund

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! Great news for San Joaquin Valley grape growers!  The vacancy that was left after the sad departure of UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor Lindsay Jordan has now been filled.  His name is Karl Lund and he will be covering Madera, Merced and Mariposa Counties.  Watch his brief introduction to the industry here, and read about …

Introducing New UC Viticulture Advisor Gabriel Torres

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! Great news for grape growers in the Tulare and Kings Counties! The vacancy that was left after the sad departure of UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor Allison Ferry-Abee has now been filled. His name is Gabriel Torres. Watch his brief introduction to the industry here, and read about his work in the coming months and …

Lodi Wines Named Exclusive Wine Sponsor for the 2018 Amgen Tour of CA

Lodi Wines recently announced it has been named the exclusive wine sponsor for the 13th annual Amgen Tour of California, America’s premier professional cycling stage race which takes place over 645 miles across the state of California May 13 – 19, 2018. Lodi’s local wine producers, Michael David Winery, LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards, Klinker Brick Winery, and Estate Crush …

Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance Announces Farm Bill Priorities

Washington, D. C., (April 27, 2018) – The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA), a national coalition of more than 120 specialty crop organizations, has announced its 2018 farm bill priorities focusing on programs for a healthier America heading into Wednesday’s U.S. House Agriculture Committee meeting on the Farm Bill. The SCFBA appreciates House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway recognizing the importance of …

New CA Pesticide Reporting Deadline Approaching April 30th

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! With new pesticide regulations in effect this year, it’s important for growers to review the changes, as shared by Andrew Smith from the Sonoma County Ag Commissioner’s office back at the Sonoma Grape Expo.  He shared some important things to know about the new regulations for pesticide use around school sites and the April …

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