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Recent Study Shows All Around Benefits of Mechanized Vineyard Canopy Management

Recent Study Shows All Around Benefits of Mechanized Vineyard Canopy Management

With a shrinking and more costly labor force, grape growers are searching for new ways to mechanize their vineyard operations, and mechanized canopy management is a great opportunity for growers to look into.  Watch this brief interview with Luca Brillante from Fresno State’s Viticulture & Enology Department as he shares some very positive results of a recent study supporting greater …

What Growers Should Know about the Grape Crush

What Growers Should Know about the Grape Crush

As many in the industry know, USDA’s 2018 Grape Crush Report was delayed due to the recent government shutdown.  This record breaking crop report was covered in the May issue of American Vineyard Magazine; but we also recently got some special insights on the report along with current wine market trends from Allied Grape Growers President Jeff Bitter.  So check …

Thompson Grape Crush: What’s the Future?

Central Valley Thompson grapes ended up being quite valuable this last harvest, both on the raisin and concentrate side of the business. But as Jeff Bitter from Allied Grape Growers shared in this interview with California Ag Network, both markets can be quite volatile and there are a lot less acres of Thompson Seedless grapes in the ground than there …

San Joaquin Valley Wine Grape Industry Makes a Come Back

Last year, wine industry analysts were questioning the strength of the high end wine market, as prices got higher and higher; and now it appears that the tide is turning again for California wine grape growers, as much of the movement of inventory is coming back to the San Joaquin Valley. Watch this brief video with Jeff Bitter from Allied …

Key Indicators that Wine Grapes are Ready for Harvest

So how do you know when your wine grapes are ready for harvest? Wineries are looking for more than just solid brix levels. There are other chemical indicators to consider. This was one of the topics of discussion at California State University Fresno’s biennial industry Grape Day. Watch this brief interview with Tim Holt from E&J Gallo Winery as he …

Smoke from Wildfires Slows CA Raisin Grape Maturity

Although most folks in the Central Valley of California have been safe from the ravaging wildfires around California, they have still suffered the affects that the ash and smoke have brought into the Valley.  It has caused airline flight delays due to obscured vision and increased allergies & asthma among the public; but what some raisin growers have been discovering …

CA Wine Market Trends & Thompson Green Price with Allied Grape Growers

Allied Grape Growers just held their 67th Annual Meetings in the Central Valley and North Coast, celebrated their success with Nat DiBuduo as President for the last 18 years, and welcomed Jeff Bitter stepping up as the new President & CEO of Allied. Watch this brief video with Jeff who shared the new leadership structure of Allied, discussed the current …

2018 CA Wine Grape Crop & Market Update with Nat DiBuduo

Special Thanks to This Video’s Sponsor! The 2018 California wine grape crop is well underway, and Nat DiBuduo, President of Allied Grape Growers, is predicting an average +4 million ton harvest this year.  Watch this brief video with Nat as he explains more about the progress of the 2018 crop, as well as the current wine market trends the industry …

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