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  • Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ 2017 Harvest STOMP Celebrates 10 Years of Record-Breaking Success

    Posted in NVG News, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation, Press Releases on Aug 31, 2017

    NAPA, CA (August 31, 2017) – On Saturday, August 26, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) celebrated its 10th annual Harvest STOMP with a sold-out crowd of 610 guests, who raised a record-breaking $1.98 million dollars net, a 2,131% increase over the first STOMP. This year’s event was hosted by Round Pond proprietors Ryan and Miles MacDonnell, at their historic red barn in the middle of cabernet sauvignon vineyards in Rutherford.

  • Napa Valley’s 2017 Grape Harvest Gaining Momentum

    Posted in Growing Season, NVG News, Press Releases on Aug 22, 2017

    Mother Nature has delivered the perfect balance of winter rain and warm summer sunshine

    8/22/2017 - Napa Valley, CA – The 2017 Napa Valley winegrape harvest has begun in earnest, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and Napa Valley Vintners associations announced in a joint statement today. Wine lovers everywhere can follow along as the 2017 vintage unfolds in America’s leading wine region.

  • 2017 Sparkling Harvest Well Underway

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News on Aug 08, 2017

    by Jane Firstenfeld

    North Coast, Calif.—It was all hands on deck today for North Coast sparkling wine producers. Starting at 4:30 a.m., Domaine Chandon picked 8 acres of Pinot Noir from its Yountville Estate vineyard, according to Napa Valley Grapegrowers.

    Gloria Ferrer, located on the Sonoma side of the Carneros AVA, also reported the onset of harvest today. Mumm Napa also started picking today, harvesting Pinot Noir from Green Island vineyard in American Canyon. Winemaking operations manager Tamra Lotz confirmed that totals out of the press today were 19.6 tons of Pinot Noir measuring 20.0° Brix.

    Click here to read more on Wines & Vines.

  • 2017 Harvest Begins in Napa Valley!

    Posted in Press Releases on Aug 07, 2017

    Napa, CA (August 7, 2017) – It’s an exciting morning here in Napa Valley – Napa Valley Grapegrowers are reporting the first picks, which means the 2017 harvest is underway! Sparkling wine house, Domaine Chandon picked 8 acres of pinot noir from its Yountville estate vineyard starting at 4:30 am.

    “Everything coming in today looks great – color-wise, cluster size, and overall uniformity,” commented Patrick Riggs, viticulturist at Domaine Chandon and NVG member.

  • Growers look ahead to harvest

    Posted in Growing Season, NVG News on Aug 04, 2017

    by NVG Media Team

    Drenched in an unprecedented amount of rain during the first months of the year, the 2017 bud break — the commencement of the growing season — took place in mid-March.

    In grape growing, the start doesn’t give an indication to the finish. It is what happens in between March through August that truly influences harvest.

    Click here to read more on the Napa Valley Register.