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.”

Lodi Winegrape Commission has new executive director

The Lodi Winegrape Commission, representing more than 750 winegrape growers farming 110,000 acres which includes 85 wineries in the Lodi... more »

NGWI changes its name to National Grape Research Alliance

Sacramento, California-based National Grape & Wine Initiative (NGWI) has officially changed its name, becoming the National Grape Research Allianc... more »

China’s tariff hikes hit fruit categories, including apples

According to media reports, China is placing new tariffs on 128 products bought from the U.S. as retaliation against taxes approved by President Trump... more »

California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards

The California Green Medal winners have been announced for the fourth annual Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards. The California Green Medal rec... more »

CAWG secures winegrape exemption from Produce Safety Rule

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) said it has secured an exemption for winegrapes from the Produce Safety Rule. In a statement... more »

Blossom Protect, Botector get EPA OK to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the ... more »

Nichino America has new fungicide for powdery mildew control

Nichino America  has introduced Gatten, a new fungicide for powdery mildew control in grapes and other crops.  Nichino and OAT Agrio Co., Ltd., the ... more »

U.S. wine exports reach $1.53 billion in 2017

U.S. wine exports, 97 percent from California, reached $1.53 billion in winery revenues and 380 million liters (42.2 million cases) in 2017. Golden St... more »

Michigan Grape & Wine Conference draws big crowd

As the Michigan wine industry continues to advance, so does industry promotion, education and networking among the people who comprise that industry. ... more »

Sonoma vineyards recognize ‘exceptional’ workers

The Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation (SCGGF), recently announced the names of four local vineyard workers who are the first winners of a new pro... more »

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