winegrapes

USDA NASS reports California’s 2017 grape acreage

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service recently reported on California winegrapes acreage during 2017. The winegrapes acreage was estimated at 599,000 acres. Of the total acres, 560,000 were bearing and 39,000 were non-bearing. Chardonnay continued... more »

Group salvaging winegrape raisins after Napa wildfires

Wine country wildfires have ravaged California, but one group is salvaging unharvested winegrapes and packaging them as raisins. Segassia Vineyard on Mount Veeder in the Napa region was among the vineyards hit by the fires.... more »

‘We are resilient,’ say Napa Valley Vinters

The Napa Valley Vinters trade association said Oct. 11 that despite wildfires destroying lives and vineyards, the area is strong and resilient. "The winemaking community is a remarkably resilient group," Cate Conniff, Napa Valley Vinters' communications manager,... more »

Dual driven vineyard

Twins Randall and Brad Lange are fourth-generation growers and namesake of LangeTwins, a large vineyard operation in four counties based near Lodi that was recently honored by growers across California. LangeTwins was presented with the... more »

California winegrape growers soaked with concerns

The current season is bringing mixed results for California winegrape growers, who had an unexpectedly wet winter. The harvest is shaping up to show average yields, or even a little under average, industry professionals said... more »

Bill could exempt winegrape growers from FSMA’s produce safety rule

The Senate Committee on Appropriations on July 20 approved a bill that funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for fiscal year 2018. The appropriations bill includes an important... more »

Market research reveals why consumers are drawn to wineries in Michigan

In 1980, Michigan was home to 10 wineries and just over 200 acres of vineyard land. Today, those numbers have skyrocketed to more than 200 wineries and nearly 3,000 acres dedicated to wine grape production,... more »


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