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Don’t Miss the Sonoma Grape Expo, Nov. 5

Save the date, Friday, November 5th for the Sonoma Grape Expo at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County, Malcolm Media’s premier event for North Coast  Wine Grape Growers and PCAs.  Held biennially in collaboration with American Vineyard Magazine, California Ag Network (and the Sonoma County Vineyard Technical Group this year), it is the ultimate postharvest regional gathering place for …

Legislation Supports Sustainable Practice: Consumers can Refill Bottles at Wine Tasting Rooms

The Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association is excited to announce Governor Newsom’s signing of AB 239 into law. This bill allows winery guests to bring their own wine bottles to be refilled at participating wineries off-site tasting rooms. “AB 239 will help to expand business opportunities for family wineries, reduce consumer waste, and bring parity to our marketplace,” said …

Paso Robles Soil Health Project Looking for Participants

The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance and Upper Salinas Las Tablas RCD is working with a team of California soil scientists and extension agents (Dr. Cristina Lazcano, Dr. Kerri Steenwerth, Dr. Charlotte Decock, Mark Battany and others) to study soil health, and the potential for carbon sequestration in vineyard soils of Paso Robles. Our goals include developing real metrics for what a “healthy soil” is for …

PD/GWSS Board Welcomes Research Coordinator

The PD/GWSS Board is pleased to announce that Dr. Kristin Lowe will oversee and guide the Board’s extensive research program as research coordinator. With over 20 years of experience working with growers and researchers at the junction of viticulture science and practical farming, Dr. Lowe brings a valuable perspective to the Board’s mission of investing in research and outreach to protect California …

Hard work and Fine Fruit Results in Five Medals for Fresno State Wines

Karley Curtis, an enology senior from Easton, was drawn to Fresno State so she could channel her passion for science into a lifelong career. However, the Jordan College honors research cohort member, had to make a slight detour from her initial path as a pre-nursing major. “I loved my chemistry course that first semester, but realized that the hospital setting …

Celebrity Chef Roger Mooking Demonstrates the Goodness of California Grapes

Millions of Canadians around the country had the opportunity to watch celebrity chef and Canadian native Roger Mooking demonstrate the versatility and goodness of California grapes during live segments on “Breakfast Television” and “CHCH Morning Live.” Mooking created three recipes featuring California grapes for the television segments. In addition to the television segments, Chef Mooking conducted radio interviews, a podcast, …

Bill Brosseau Celebrates 25th Harvest at Brosseau Vineyard, 10th Year Certified Organic

Veteran winemaker Bill Brosseau marked the start of his 25th professional harvest on Monday, August 23rd for the 2021 vintage of Brosseau Wines. Harvested at night, Chardonnay grapes were the first to be hand-cut from the vines of Brosseau Vineyard, his family’s certified organic estate in Monterey County’s Chalone Appellation. Brosseau Vineyard is celebrating 10 years of organic certification and …

Wine Festivals are Back for California Wine Month

After an endless lockdown, wine lovers will be happy to know that California wine festivals are back, just in time for California Wine Month in September!  Wine Institute will soon announce a full roster of events and special offers for California Wine Month, but in the meantime, here are some great wine festivals to enjoy. BottleRock Napa Valley September 3-5. …

Rhone Rangers To Honor Gary Eberle With Lifetime Achievement Award

The national Rhone Rangers organization will present its sixth Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, August 19, 2021, to recognize the significant contributions made by an individual to the American Rhone wine movement. This year’s award will be given to Gary Eberle, founder and owner of Eberle Winery. Honoring Eberle on behalf of the Rhone Rangers will be guest moderator and …

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