Grapes

Sun World grants new fruit licenses in Chile and Peru

Palm Desert, California-based Sun World International, LLC. has added a Chilean and two Peruvian grape companies, Pronto Exports, Agrícola Interandina, and Sun Fruits, to its list of licensees worldwide. The partnership with Sun World will... more »

Planning for the 2020 grape growing season with weather and region in mind

{Sponsored} Last grape season started cold and wet in California. Many growers were rightfully concerned about how the early season weather would impact the 2019 growing season. Kate Walker, BASF Technical Service Representative for coastal California... more »

Napa grower’s enterprise, sustainability efforts honored

A career of enterprise and advocating for sustainable growing led to Andrew Hoxsey being named Grower of the Year. Hoxsey, a fourth-generation grower, and part owner of Yount Mill Vineyards, Yountville, California, and Napa Wine... more »

Washington State Wine Commission pursues execution of strategic plan

The Washington State Wine Commission Board of Directors approved an updated strategic research plan for the Washington wine industry in June 2019. This plan carries forward Washington’s world-leading viticulture and enology research program and will support and... more »

Vacciplant Plant Defense stimulant receives regulatory approval in California

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has granted approval for Vacciplant Plant Defense Stimulant  for use in lettuce and grapes. The state's growers now have access to a natural extract that stimulates the crop's natural... more »

Respirators at wine estate wedding show growers’ hazard

The viral photo of a bride and groom wearing respirators in a smoky vineyard is a window into a common workplace issue for winegrapes growers and their staff. The photo, taken by KMR Photography’s Karna... more »

Growing grapes in high tunnels may reduce pests, increase crop yields

High tunnels may help reduce pests and improve yields for grape growers in Arkansas, said Elena Garcia, horticulture professor and researcher for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Growing grapes under field conditions... more »

Embracing sustainable practices would help some winery tasting rooms

Wineries in the Mid-Atlantic region should consider recycling and encouraging their customers to bring bottles to their tasting rooms for refilling to distinguish their businesses from so many others, according to a team of wine-marketing... more »


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