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  • 2019 Harvest Begins in Napa Valley

    Posted in Growing Season, NVG News, Press Releases on Aug 13, 2019

    Napa, CA (August 13, 2019) – The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) is pleased to announce that harvest has begun in Napa Valley. As is traditionally the case, harvest typically begins with the sparkling wine producers and Rodgers Vineyard will begin picking Pinot Noir for Mumm Napa Valley today. Throughout Napa Valley most white varieties will be harvested through the end of August, while the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest will likely begin midSeptember.

  • Napa Latinos celebrate, learn and lend a hand at Día de la Familia festival

    Posted in Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Jul 21, 2019

    by Howard Yune

    It was an afternoon to get help and give help – and also a time to dance, sing, eat and have fun.

    An estimated more than 2,500 people gathered Sunday in downtown Napa for the eighth annual Día de la Familia, according to organizers with the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and the Napa Valley Farmworkers Foundation. The street festival outside St. John the Baptist Catholic Church brought together 50 community and social service groups to connect farmworkers, their families and other local Latinos to health, financial, citizenship and other services – but also treated them to a summertime celebration filled with folk dancing and mariachi music.

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

  • Napa grape growers say the late rain should not be a major problem

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News on May 23, 2019

    by Sasha Paulsen

    The rains that dropped 3-5 inches of rain on Napa County vineyards in the last week should not be a major problem for this year’s grape crop, farmers are saying.

    Fortunately, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes are in the early stages of flowering, while Napa Valley’s dominant grape, Cabernet Sauvignon, is yet to flower, they say.

    “Rain is not the end of the world,” said Garrett Buckland from Premier Viticultural Services and a member of the board of directors of Napa Valley Grapegrowers. “We don’t anticipate problems. We always have one eye on the weather, but as farmers, we never worry. We have a lot of tools and we just design a program to deal with whatever we get.”

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

  • 2019 Napa Valley Grower of the Year Announced: Pete Richmond of Silverado Farming Company

    Posted in Industry News, NVG News, Press Releases on May 13, 2019

    NAPA, CA (May 13, 2019) – On Friday night at the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ 44th Annual Dinner, longtime Napa Valley farmer Pete Richmond was honored as the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Napa Valley Grower of the Year award. Richmond was honored for his contributions to Napa Valley agriculture and to our grapegrower and farmworker communities.

  • Bud break begins in the Napa Valley

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News on Mar 18, 2019

    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.”

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