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  • Experts weigh impacts of millennials on Napa Wine

    Posted in Industry News, NVG News on Mar 12, 2017

    By Henry Lutz

    ST. HELENA — Experts from various corners of the wine industry gathered last week to talk about the state of the ‘Napa Valley’ brand in the wine world.

    Speaking before a hall packed with industry members at Brasswood Estate, presenters at the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ annual Ahead of the Curve symposium included economists, authors, sommeliers and more. Each offered insights into potential changes on the horizon for the county’s dominant industry.

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Resigter

  • High Wages and High Prices in Napa

    Posted in Industry News, NVG News on Mar 09, 2017

    By Paul Franson

    St. Helena, Calif.—The Napa Valley Grapegrowers association has an unparalleled educational program to help growers farm better grapes, but occasionally it steps back from viticulture to take a longer view. This Wednesday the group held the 2017 Ahead of the Curve seminar to do just that.

    In this half-day seminar at Brasswood Estate near St. Helena, observers and experts, some from outside the wine business, offered concentrated insights into issues ranging from farmworker benefits to investing for the future.

    Click here to read more at Wines & Vines

  • Leading ECONOMISTS , AUTHORS AND STRATEGISTS GATHER FOR AHEAD OF THE CURVE 2017 TO EXAMINE THE NAPA BRAND

    Posted in Press Releases on Mar 06, 2017

    NAPA, CA (March 6, 2017) – On Wednesday, March 8, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers will present Ahead of the Curve 2017: The Big Brand Called Napa Valley. This half-day symposium and luncheon offers a rare opportunity to hear from top experts in their field as they explore the vineyard’s role in promoting the Napa Valley brand and the quality wines that come from our land.

  • Grapegrowers launch mentorship program for Napa high schoolers

    Posted in NVG News, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Mar 05, 2017

    By Henry Lutz

    A new initiative may soon have more Napa high schoolers eyeing futures in the local wine industry.

    Fields of Opportunity, an eight-week paid summer mentorship program for high school students within the Napa Valley Unified School District, opened this week for applications.

    Stemming from a partnership between the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation and the school district, the program is designed to cycle 16 students between four host companies, offering participants an interactive cross-section of the many occupations that drive the county’s staple industry.

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register.

  • After The Rains, Grapegrowers Gauge The Coming Season

    Posted in Growing Season, NVG News on Feb 25, 2017

    By Henry Lutz

    “We’re not going to be able to turn all this water into wine.”

    That’s one grapegrower’s take on the surplus rainfall of recent months and what it will mean for vineyards in Napa County as the rain season ebbs and the growing season draws near.

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register