Grapes

California General Waste Discharge Requirements for Wineries approved

On January 20, 2021, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a Resolution for the California Environmental Quality Act Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Waste Discharge Requirements for Winery Process Water and associated General Order.... more »

CCOVI Lecture Series returns with latest grape and wine research

The Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) Lecture Series  at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, returns Jan. 20 with a full slate of cutting-edge research from grape and wine industry experts. Now in its 14th... more »

Finger Lakes’ Apple Barrel Orchards shifts to next generation

A new generation of family owners will lead Apple Barrel Orchards into the next century. Michael and Allison Hiller purchased the farm market and a sizable portion of the land in the Finger Lakes Region... more »

Founder of Chateau Grand Traverse in Michigan dies at 89

Ed O’Keefe Jr., who founded north central Michigan's the first winery, Chateau Grand Traverse, died Jan. 1. He was 89. According to the Traverse City Record-Eagle, Eddie O’Keefe, co-owner of the winery, described his father... more »

WSU researchers studying spread of red blotch virus in vineyards

Grapevine red blotch disease spreads through vineyards and blotches leaves, shrinking wine and juice grape harvests. Researchers at WSU’s Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center are studying how and why the grapevine red blotch... more »

Gillibrand calls for $16M to combat invasive spotted lanternfly

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is calling on Congress to deliver $16.066 million in funding to combat the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species that threatens specialty crops,... more »

UF researchers help wineries capitalize on carbonation craving

University of Florida researchers are helping wineries make more of their products bubbly to meet taste trends and expand their business. Andrew MacIntosh, a University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) assistant... more »

Breeding, genetics booted by Sun World’s new Center for Innovation

For more than three decades, Bakersfield, California-based Sun World researchers have worked diligently to develop new and more flavorful fruits and vegetables. Beginning this month, they now have an impressive new home from which to... more »


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