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California Table Grape Commission Expands Global Marketing Focus with Announcement of Chief Marketing Officer

The California Table Grape Commission bolstered its global marketing focus with the promotion of Alyson Dias to the new position of Chief Marketing Officer. Dias is responsible for leading the development of an integrated, strategic, global marketing campaign targeting consumers and the trade in the U.S and export markets to motivate purchase of California table grapes. Her responsibilities include stewardship …

California Goodness Campaign Highlights Pride in Growing Table Grapes

With the harvest underway in both the Coachella and San Joaquin Valleys, California grapes are available around the country and shoppers and retailers can celebrate the California Goodness that comes with every bunch of California table grapes. As the season kicked off, so did The California Table Grape Commission (commission) California Goodness campaign, to remind shoppers and retailers alike that …

Allied Grape Growers Hires Tim Mendonca, Promotes Staff Members

Allied Grape Growers (AGG) has named Tim Mendonca as full-time grower relations representative in the Central Valley. He will cover the east side of Fresno County and the region south of Hwy. 180 down to Kern County. As a member of the grower relations team, Mendonca will be responsible for liaising with association members and growers and facilitating grape deliveries …

2022 California Wine Grape Crop & Market Update

Various climate/weather-related disasters over past several years have limited California grape production, and this year appears to be no different with a spring freeze impacting some grape growing regions of the state.  Watch this brief interview with Jeff Bitter from Allied Grape Growers as he shares a statewide outlook for the 2022 wine grape crop and how that will fit …

Fellow Wines of Clarksburg Take Home Best In Show for White Wines in California

Fellow Wines, a subscription-based wine company out of Clarksburg, CA, takes home the top prize at the California Commercial Wine Competition through the California State Fair. The 2021 Chenin Blanc was awarded top accolades this year out of the 1,953 wines evaluated, winning Double Gold, Best in Region, and Best in Show for white wines in the competition. “I’m excited …

California State Fair Announces Commercial Wine Winners

The California State Fair is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 California Commercial Wine Competition. The highly anticipated event returned last week for three days at Cal Expo. This year, a panel of 44 official judges led by Chief Judge Mark Chandler tasted and evaluated 1,953 California wines from 443 California wineries. The competition, which had been on …

Spring Freeze Devastates Clarksburg CA Vineyards

Several wine grape growing regions of California were impacted by freeze events this spring. How severe are the impacts and how will this affect the 2022 vintage? Watch this brief interview with Tom Merwin from the Clarksburg Wine Growers & Vintners Association as he shares his perspective of what he’s seeing in the Clarksburg AVA. Please thank this video’s sponsor Suterra for …

Lake County Winegrape Commission Awards New Ag Scholarship

The Lake County Winegrape Commission recently awarded its inaugural “Future of Agriculture” scholarship to Atlantis Jones, a senior graduating from Upper Lake High School. The $5,000 scholarship, awarded on behalf of Lake County Winegrowers, was presented during the Upper Lake High School’s Senior Scholarship and Awards Night. “It is so rewarding to see the positive impact that an award like …

Growers Petition for a Sonoma County Winegrape Pest & Disease Control District

Over the course of more than 18 months, a group of viticulturists and vineyard owners have been working together to research both the benefits of, and the process for establishing a Winegrape Pest and Disease Control District in Sonoma County. They have engaged in research and discussed an effort with elected and appointed Sonoma County Officials, University of California Cooperative …

Dan Rotlisberger Named Vineyard Manager for Robert Young Vineyards

Effective April 18th, Dan Rotlisberger has been named Vineyard Manager, Robert Young Estate Vineyards, reporting to CEO Jim Young. “We are delighted to welcome Dan to our family vineyards and look forward to his contributions to our future growth,” said Jim Young. “We interviewed many candidates, but Dan’s professional experience and strong ties to the Sonoma County community made him …

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