Posted in Press Releases on Feb 04, 2016
NAPA, CA (February 4, 2016) – Under beautiful sunny skies, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ (NVG) Farmworker Foundation held its 15th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest. The industry’s best vineyard workers challenged each other’s art, skill, and speed at pruning Napa Valley vineyards. 85 men participated in the men’s division and 13 women competed in the women’s division.
By Cathy Huyghe
Farmworkers in Napa are the best-paid in their category locally, regionally, and nationally. That means a starting wage of $12 to $17 per hour, and the number becomes more favorable considering total compensation that includes benefits, vacation pay, holiday pay, and health insurance. Those are not the wages nor the framework for a migrant labor force, and the permanency of the large majority of Napa’s farmworkers distinguishes it from other winemaking regions of California.
Posted in Press Releases on Jan 25, 2016
NAPA, CA (January 25, 2016) - The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) and the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation will host the 15th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest on Thursday, February 4, 2016. This event highlights the skill and speed exhibited by those who work in Napa Valley’s vineyards - and in 2016, makes history with a celebration of the 15 years that this event has brought recognition, prizes, and tremendous pride to those who compete.
Posted in Media Kit on Jan 01, 2016
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Posted in Growing Season on Dec 31, 2015
By Bill Hanna
“Hallelujah” is a word often heard in songs of the Christmas season. It also conveys our feeling at the end of a growing season when the last of the fruit has been delivered. That event, however, is not the end of the work season. Since then, you probably noticed straw being spread for erosion control and vineyards being removed for replanting.