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  • Winegrape Vines Sprout In Sonoma, Napa, Lake Counties

    Posted in Growing Season on Mar 07, 2016

    By Jeff Quackenbush

    Following on recent sightings of winegrape vines springing back from a winter nap in Sonoma County, Napa Valley and Lake County growers are reporting vines are budding or soon will be. Warm temperatures and relatively little recent rain have brought on the start of the 2016 winegrape season, a stage called bud break, according to Jennifer Putnam, CEO and executive director of Napa Valley Grapegrowers, a trade association with more than 690 members.

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  • 2016 Bud Break - Earliest Ever? Napa Valley Growing Season Begins

    Posted in Growing Season on Mar 02, 2016

    By Register Staff

    With the combination of warm temperatures and relatively little recent rain, bud break has begun in Napa Valley, marking the beginning of the winegrape growing season. “Buds on chardonnay have begun swelling and bursting on a few vines. With this warm weather and no real rain or cold weather in the near forecast, it shouldn’t be long before everything takes off,” said Brittany Pederson, viticulturist at Silverado Farming Company and a member of the Napa Valley Grapegrowers.

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  • 2016 Bud Break – Napa Valley Growing Season Begins

    Posted in Press Releases on Feb 26, 2016

    Napa, CA (February 26, 2016) – With the combination of warm temperatures and relatively little recent rain, bud break has begun in Napa Valley, marking the beginning of the winegrape growing season.

  • NVG Enlists Top Researchers To Address The Current Situation with Pierce's Disease, Powdery Mildew and Trunk Diseases

    Posted in Press Releases on Feb 18, 2016

    NAPA, CA (February 18, 2016) – On Wednesday March 2, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers continues the three-part Sustainable Vineyard Practices Series (“SVP”). This session brings the top minds in research to Napa, where they’ll deliver practical tools and information, giving vineyard owners and managers what they need to protect their investment and bring heightened quality to their winegrapes.

  • Keeping Napa Valley at the Forefront of Sustainable Vineyard Practices and Wine Quality

    Posted in Press Releases on Feb 09, 2016

    NAPA, CA (February 9, 2016) – This Thursday, February 11, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers will kick-off the three-part Sustainable Vineyard Practices Series (“SVP”), providing grapegrowers and industry professionals with the tools and practices they’ll need to navigate the 2016 growing season and avoid any pitfalls that Mother Nature, plant material, or the regulators may throw their way!