Grapes

Sal Giumarra, California grape industry icon, dies at 95

Sal Giumarra, who for 50 years led the Giumarra family grape-growing operation, died at age 95 in Bakersfield, California on March 25. During his tenure as president of Giumarra Vineyards, Sal oversaw the company's expansion... more »

Message in a bottle: Researchers evaluating Arkansas’ winegrapes

In a quiet lab at the Milo J. Shult Agricultural Research and Extension Center, surrounded by wine glasses, Renee Threlfall and John Clark spent time listening – listening for the aromatic and flavor notes Indulgence,... more »

Washington Winegrowers honors industry leaders

The Washington Winegrowers Association recognized four industry leaders in early March for their achievements during the annual Convention & Trade Show in Kennewick. Dave Minick, Willow Crest, was honored as the Erick Hanson Memorial Grower... more »

Washington Winegrowers elects board, officers

Becca de Kleine and Carrie Arredondo were elected to the Board of Directors of the Washington Winegrowers Association (Winegrowers) during its annual meeting last month at the Convention in Kennewick, Washington. De Kleine earned a... more »

Website spotlights certified California sustainable wines, vineyards and wineries

The California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) has launched a new website, the start of Down to Earth month, dedicated to the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing program. According to a news release, Californiasutainablewine.com was developed for... more »

IFG, with 45 patented grape and sweet cherry varieties, marks 20th year

Bakersfield, California-based International Fruit Genetics (IFG), a fruit-breeding and licensing company widely recognized for inventing the Cotton Candy and Sweet Globe grapes, has reached an exciting milestone as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this... more »

Michigan Craft Beverage Council shares 2020 Grape and Hop Inventory results

The results of the 2020 Michigan Grape and Hop Inventory are promising for Michigan’s craft beverage industry. There are 3,375 wine grape acres in Michigan maintained by 257 farms, and 670 hop acres maintained by... more »

Mitigating grapevine trunk diseases: Using a new approach of a fungicide applied via drip paired with cultural practices

{Sponsored} The challenge of the grapevine trunk disease (GTD) complex present a problem unlike any others faced by grape growers. Most diseases they see are visible to the naked eye before they get out of... more »

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