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16th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest


Beringer Vineyard's Gamble Ranch - 7329 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558


3:00am - 7:00am


Napa Valley farmworkers are invited to participate in the 16th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest! The Pruning Contest was created to recognize Napa’s farmworkers and let the world know how important they are to the quality reputation of Napa Valley vineyards. Winners will again take home: cash; top-of-the-line vineyard tools; and many other prizes. The top pruners of each division also receive the coveted Pruning Contest champion belt buckle, designed especially for the occasion by Max Lang Custom Buckles.


1st Place
MEN'S DIVISION: Oscar Chavez, Peju Province Winery
WOMEN'S DIVISION: Gabriela Solano Castillo, Rudd Oakville Estate

2nd Place
MEN'S DIVISION: Marvin Hernandez, The Napa Valley Reserve
WOMEN'S DIVISION: Dolores Torres, Promontory Vineyard

3rd Place
MEN'S DIVISION: Silvano Ponce, Nunez Vineyard Management
WOMEN'S DIVISION: Maria Herlinda Romero, Walsh Vineyard Management

4th Place
MEN'S DIVISION: Rodolfo Gonzalez, Opus One
WOMEN'S DIVISION: Maria Ecebio, Bayview Vineyards


A huge thank you to long-time NVG members Bill & Ginger Nemerever of Nemerever Vineyards for their perennial support and generous donation to the 16th Annual Pruning Contest!

This event is only available to NVG Members.

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