by Kevin Courtney
Napa Valley Grapegrowers has announced that bud break has begun in Napa Valley, marking the beginning of the wine grapegrowing season.
“Buds on Chardonnay in the Carneros AVA are swelling and bursting,” said Brittany Pederson, viticulturist at Renteria Vineyard Management. “These are the first signs of bud break. In the weeks to come, when the weather gets consistently warmer, the sap will start flowing and the vines will be woken up. Bud break will really start to take off then.”
Posted in NVG News on Mar 13, 2019
by Henry Lutz
Seeking international colleagues and fresh ideas in the hunt for answers to the question of climate change, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers took their search abroad last week.
A delegation from the NVG spent several days at the Climate Change Leadership conference in Porto, Portugal, coordinating with other envoys from global wine regions on the meaning of climate change for the worldwide wine industry.
by Henry Lutz
A summer-long steeping in all things wine industry is open again to high schoolers from Napa to Calistoga.
Fields of Opportunity, a partnership between the Napa Valley Unified School District and the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, will again take high school students from both the city of Napa and Upvalley through the ins and outs of the largest industry in their backyards.
In years past, high school interns, who are paid a starting wage, have blasted barrels, managed cover crops, had a hand in hospitality and sales, and even witnessed drones at work in the vineyards. Former interns have credited the program with sending them down the path toward careers in agriculture.
Posted in Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Feb 11, 2019
More than 150 men and women on Saturday competed in the 18th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest, an event organized by Napa Valley Grapegrowers and Napa Farmworker Foundation. The contest at Beringer’s Gamble Ranch Vineyard was postponed a week due to rain. The top winners in the men and women’s divisions received $950 in cash, gift cards, a custom trophy belt buckle and other prizes. The second to fourth top finishers received cash prizes ranging from $675 to $225 and other prizes. The contestants were full-time employees and Napa County residents. Most were paid by their employers for the day, according to a Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ press release.
Posted in Press Releases on Feb 11, 2019
NAPA, CA (February 10, 2019) – The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) and Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation held the 18th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest at Beringer’s Gamble Ranch Vineyard on Saturday, February 9. In spite of the overcast skies, 153 contestants came out to showcase their skills in what is considered the most prestigious competition for Napa Valley’s vineyard professionals.