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  • 4 women, 4 men win Napa Valley vineyard pruning competition

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Feb 05, 2018

    by Staff Reporter

    Four women and four men made the cut for this year’s best pruners of Napa Valley vineyards.

    Judged for speed and accuracy, they emerged victorious in Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ and Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation’s 17th annual Napa County Pruning Contest, held at Beringer’s Gamble Ranch Vineyard on Feb. 3.

    Click here to read the complete article on the North Bay Business Times.

  • 17th ANNUAL NAPA COUNTY PRUNING CONTEST BRINGS OUT THE BEST

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation, Press Releases on Feb 05, 2018

    NAPA, CA (February 5, 2018) – The Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ (NVG) and Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation held its 17th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest at Beringer’s Gamble Ranch Vineyard on Saturday, February 3. With 35% more participants than last year and over 300 people in attendance, this year’s contest generated the most excitement to date. The prizes offered and the community support were also at an all-time high.

  • Will Napa's 50-year-old agricultural preserve continue to protect the Napa Valley?

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News on Feb 04, 2018

    by Barry Eberling

    A computerized crystal ball peers into the Bay Area's future and shows brown suburbs relentlessly gobbling up green farmland - but not in Napa County's agricultural preserve.

    The agricultural preserve reaches its 50th anniversary this year. Passed by the Board of Supervisors in 1968 and later strengthened by voters, the preserve is supposed to act as a kind of legislative, growth-repelling force field.

    Click here to read the complete article on the Napa Valley Register.

  • Napa Valley pruning contest honors vineyard workers

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Feb 03, 2018

    by Maria Sestito

    YOUNTVILLE — Napa Valley farmworkers had the opportunity to demonstrate their pruning skills and earn the title of “champion” during the 17th annual Napa County Pruning Contest at Beringer Vineyard’s Gamble Ranch on Saturday.

    Click here to read the complete article in the Napa Valley Register.

  • Meet the up-and-coming grapegrowers

    Posted in NVG News on Jan 05, 2018

    NVG Monthly Column

    A group of up-and-coming leaders are emerging in the grapegrowing community who are setting new standards of excellence for innovative farming practices that maintain Napa County’s agricultural heritage and sense of place.

    Allison Cellini, viticulturist at Cliff Lede Vineyards & Poetry; Caleb Mosley, senior viticulturist at Michael Wolf Vineyard Management; Kelly Macleod, director of vineyard operations at Hudson Vineyards and Rolando Sanchez, general manager at Walsh Vineyard Management are four distinguished Napa Valley Grapegrowers members who are helping lead the charge — championing viticulture, the preservation of agricultural land, and inspiring future generations of farmers in Napa Valley.

    Click here to read the complete on the Napa Valley Register.