By Kerana Todorov
The Napa Valley Grapegrowers, an organization with about 700 members, has run a version of Rootstock for the 23 years, said Napa Valley Grapegrowers president Garrett Buckland at the event at Napa Valley Expo. It is a “one-stop shop” for anyone seeking ways to improve wine quality, he said.
“The focus of Rootstock is really to provide ultra premium vendors with really ultra premium clients and have that framework around some of the best seminars that you can find in the wine business today,” said Buckland, who helped coordinate the post-harvest event.
Posted in Press Releases on Oct 17, 2016
NAPA, CA (October 17, 2016) – ROOTSTOCK 2016 will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Napa Expo. The only event of its kind focused on connecting vineyard practices to wine quality, ROOTSTOCK provides educational opportunities for everyone in the wine industry by presenting high-level, provocative seminars, exhibits, outdoor demonstrations, vineyard & wine trials and more.
Timed just as the 2016 harvest finishes and the industry begins to look towards the future, ROOTSTOCK gives the industry a chance to connect with friends and colleagues, network with new vendors and suppliers, gain access to the latest products and services, and raise a glass to the 2016 vintage.
By Garrett Buckland
As we near the end of what is turning out to be a picture- perfect Napa Valley harvest, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a brief summary of the season.
The harvest began this year in early August as vineyard crews brought in the first fruit of 2016. While no year in the vineyard is the same, 2016 represents what many growers consider to be a fairly “typical” Napa growing season with evenly distributed rainfall, the right blend of cool, foggy mornings, warm days, few extreme spikes in temperature, hardy canopy growth and average yields.
By Jane Firstenfeld
Our periodic reports from diverse winegrowing regions throughout the spring and summer all indicated a relatively peaceful growing season. As crush winds down, wine grape growers and winemakers throughout California indicate favorable quality and yields.
Posted in Press Releases on Oct 12, 2016
Napa, CA - October 12, 2016 - The 2016 Napa Valley Winegrape Harvest is officially “in” this week, just as the season’s first storm heads towards Napa Valley. The current forecast calls for up to 3” of rain throughout Napa County, beginning on Thursday, October 13. While many growers hustled to bring any remaining fruit in, three growers sat with Sara Schneider, Wine Editor for Sunset Magazine, at the Napa Valley Harvest Press Conference Wednesday, to discuss the growing season and some of the major issues facing vineyard owners today.