Grapes

Former Marine, first generation college student sets sights on wine world

Bernadette Gagnier knows a thing or two about being an outlier. The first-generation college student is the middle child and only daughter in a family of Boy Scouts. Growing up, she was taught two principles... more »

USDA-ARS offers public tour of its grape, apple and cherry collection

The public is invited to get an insider’s view of the USDA-ARS germplasm repository at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, on Sept. 21 from 9-11 a.m. Attendees will be guided by experts from the... more »

Gladstone Land acquires vineyard in Napa, California

Gladstone Land Corp. has acquired a 366-acre vineyard in Napa, California, for $32 million. In connection with the acquisition, Gladstone Land entered into a leaseback agreement with the seller for a 10-year, triple-net lease. “This is an exciting acquisition... more »

Bacteria within grapevine-killing crown gall tumors eyed

Scientists have mapped the DNA of bacteria found within a chronic disease affecting grapevines, a feat they hope will ultimately help protect the multibillion-dollar grape industry that produces juice, jelly, wine and other important products.... more »

New home for Wine & Viticulture Technology program opens in Michigan

The new Welch Center for Wine & Viticulture on the Benton Harbor, Michigan, Campus of Lake Michigan College (LMC) hosted a public grand opening and dedication ceremony on Aug. 27 The Welch Center is LMC’s... more »

Ontario fruit growers get $475,000 for research

Canadian officials recently promised an investment of up to $476,908 for the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers and Fresh Grape Growers to improve fruit quality and availability of tender fruit and fresh grape varieties for consumers.... more »

UC Study views cabernet rootstock, clone combinations

UC Cooperative Extension, Beckstoffer Vineyards and Duarte Nursery are launching the wine industry’s most ambitious cabernet sauvignon rootstock and clone trial in the Red Hills of Lake County to give the varietal greater resilience to... more »

Northwest Michigan reviews pre-harvest considerations, vineyard research update

The Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center’s research vineyard will be the site on Aug. 23, from 2-4 p.m. for a meeting on pre-harvest considerations and new developments for the center’s viticulture research and Extension. Specific topics... more »


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