By Paul Franson
The grapevine Pinot Gris virus (GPGV) was the topic of one of the sessions at the second Sustainable Vineyard Practices seminar on Pests & Diseases organized by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, University of California Cooperative Extension and the Napa Valley Vineyard Technical Group (Vit Tech).
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.
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.
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.
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.