Fetzer Vineyards COO is ‘Green Personality of the Year’

Fetzer Vineyards' Chief Operating Officer Cindy DeVries was named 2018's Green Personality of the Year by The Drinks Business Green Awards. Celebrating its 50th... more »

Suitability for viticulture growth in Idaho examined

The designation of the Lewis-Clark Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) in 2016 has created new economic development opportunities and land use alternatives in north-central Idaho. In response, University of Idaho Extension educator Bill Warren created... more »

Minnesota Grape Growers plan 2019 Cold Climate Conference

Minnesota Grape Growers Association has planned out its 2019 Cold Climate Conference. It will be February 23, 2019, and will be held at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, in Chaska, Minn. This year's conference is one... more »

California winegrape group has new board members

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG)  has announced its new and re-elected directors and recognized outgoing directors. The new term began on Dec. 1.   Executive team (no changes) -Chair: Bill Berryhill, BB Vineyards, Clements -Vice Chair: Bruce... more »

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 the sustained production of quality grapes and wine. Growers and vineyard managers should regularly... 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 Peninsula Wine Trail, “Leelanau’s wine industry ignited in 1970 when Bernie Rink... 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 Vineyards in Hunterdon County. As farm wineries around New Jersey continue... 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 assistance bill. Congress is expected to soon take up a disaster assistance bill to help... more »

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