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Washington Winegrowers Association names executive director

The Washington Winegrowers Association has named its new executive director. Colleen Frei will lead the nonprofit organization that serves Washington winegrowers and vintners. Frei was a partner at Jeffers,... more »

Lost Oak Winery to release two new varietals for 2022 harvest

Lost Oak Winery, a family-owned and operated winery located in Burleson, Texas, announces a partnership with Texas grape grower Jet Wilmeth, owner of Diamante Doble Vineyard. The partnership and the 2022 harvest season is highlighted... more »

Fourth generation takes the helm at St. Julian Winery

Michigan’s largest and longest operating winery, St. Julian Winery & Distillery in Paw Paw, has reached another milestone as the fourth generation of the founding family takes the helm. After celebrating its centennial last year,... more »

Founding chair to focus on students in new viticulture, enology department

Jean Dodson Peterson will join Washington State University this fall as founding chair of the newly created Department of Viticulture and Enology. “We are all eager for Dr. Dodson Peterson to join the new department... more »

Registration open for Dirt to Glass grape, wine conference

The 2022 Dirt to Glass Conference will be held Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 in Traverse City, Michigan at Kirkbride Hall. The conference will connect growers and producers from around the state and prove the... more »

WSU searching for founding chair of new wine department

The newly approved Department of Viticulture and Enology at Washington State University (WSU) has a new job posting for a founding department chair to lead and guide the unit’s research, teaching and outreach. “The creation... more »

Michigan’s Black Star Farms vineyard celebrates 20th anniversary

This summer, Black Star Farms will celebrate its 20th Anniversary and invite the public to join the festivities. The week-long celebration is scheduled for July 23-July 28, 2018, at the 160-acre winery estate a 15-minute... more »

Arizona Wine Growers Association elects new board members

The Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) has announced the election and the re-election of members to its board of directors and officers for period through 2018. AWGA is governed by eight growers in three districts... more »

Indiana wine, grape industry expands

It’s probably not the first thing that comes to mind when Indiana is mentioned, but the Hoosier wine industry is among the fastest growing agriculture industries in the state. Indiana wine sales have steadily increased... more »

University of Minnesota releases new cold-hardy wine grape

The University of Minnesota (U of M) released its fifth cold-hardy wine grape, named “Itasca.” The new grape, which will be used to make dry white wines, is the latest in a series of cold-hardy... more »

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