Grapes

Cold-climate growers having luck with hybrid variety

Winegrape growers in northern states are proving it’s possible to win wine competitions with single-variety wines based on material other than vitis vinifera.

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Great season, technology has winegrapes grower beaming

“This was by far the best year we’ve ever had.”

Grapevine virus testing services at MSU starts in summer 2019

Following a grapevine virus survey in Michigan, several economically important viruses were detected throughout the state with the potential to affect... more »

Michigan wine pioneer Bernie Rink dies at age 92

Leelanau County, Michigan, wine pioneer Bernie Rink, died Nov. 29, 2018, surrounded by family and friends. He was 92. According to the Leelanau Pen... more »

New Jersey celebrates state’s wine industry

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture and the Garden State Wine Growers Association today highlighted New Jersey Wine Week with a visit to Beneduce... more »

Wildfire-affected winegrape growers seek funding support

Leaders of five California agricultural organizations have joined together to request Congress include the state’s winegrape growers in a disaster a... more »

Harvesting grapes after fall frost

Last year, the 2017 growing season was ended with low fall temperatures and fall frost before fruit was harvested, leaving the grapevines without a po... more »

Michigan wine wins world riesling competition

A Michigan wine – Black Star Farms’ 2017 Arcturos Dry Riesling – was recently named “Best Wine of the 2018 Challenge” at the 19th Annual Ca... more »

Requirements changed for fresh blueberries imported from Chile

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending the entry requirements for the importation of fresh blueberr... more »

Rutgers joins growers to promote New Jersey wineries

Rutgers Cooperative Extension is helping New Jersey farmers thrive by revealing the uniqueness of their wines through science. Rutgers faculty and sta... more »

UC Davis and the wine industry cultivate a fruitful relationship

South of Merced, under the hot summer sun of the San Joaquin Valley, Miguel Guerrero of The Wine Group is trying a new high-wire act. In collabo... more »

Fifth-generation Miller Family Wines has new moniker

In conjunction with Thornhill Companies’ 50th anniversary, the Miller Family, who have been farming California’s Central Coast for five generation... more »


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