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  • As grapes change color, Napa Valley growers see harvest on the horizon

    Posted in Growing Season, NVG News on Aug 04, 2017

    by Henry Lutz

    Napa’s grapes today are at a turning point in their growth cycles as they ripen and enter the home stretch to harvest.

    Varietals across the valley have begun to take on their telltale change of hues — petit verdot in Oakville, merlot and malbec in Rutherford, chardonnay in Carneros, zinfandel in Calistoga and cabernet sauvignon in virtually every locale.

    Click here to read more on the Napa Valley Register.

  • Some Napa and Sonoma vineyard owners under new rule for storm water runoff

    Posted in Industry News, NVG News on Aug 01, 2017

    by Bill Swindell

    A new regulation aimed at improving the water quality of two tributaries that run into San Pablo Bay means vineyard owners in those watersheds will have to obtain new permits under more rigorous guidelines for their storm water runoff.

    In approving the new rule last month, members of the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board said they were concerned that vineyards could be discharging sediment and pesticides into the watershed that would, among other things, trigger erosion and threaten fish habitat.

    Click here to read more on the Press Democrat.

  • OVER 50 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS & 2,5000 ATTENDEES PARTICIPATE IN 6th ANNUAL “DÍA DE LA FAMILIA”

    Posted in Press Releases on Aug 01, 2017

    NAPA, CA – August 1, 2017 – It was a joyous day in downtown Napa as a record 2,500-plus Napa County farmworkers and their families, and over 50 community organizations took part in the sixth annual “Día de la Familia” hosted by the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Sunday, July 30. This one-of-a-kind annual street festival brought together the community at-large, showcasing its vibrancy, comradery, and good will, which makes Napa Valley an exceptional place to live and work in.

  • NAPA VALLEY GRAPEGROWERS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 2017 HARVEST

    Posted in Growing Season, NVG News on Jul 28, 2017

    by Celcile Ruffino

    Veraison Underway in Napa Valley

    According to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG), veraison, an annual benchmark in the winegrape growing season, is officially underway. Known as the onset of ripening, veraison marks the colorful transition from grape growth to grape ripening, resulting in several changes in fruit development. They not only change color, but they also begin to increase in weight, volume, and sugar content.

    Click here to read more on Napa Life Magazine.

  • Veraison Underway in Napa Valley. Napa Valley Grapegrowers Looking Forward to the 2017 Harvest.

    Posted in Press Releases on Jul 27, 2017

    NAPA, CA (July 27, 2017) – According to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG), veraison, an annual benchmark in the winegrape growing season, is officially underway. Known as the onset of ripening, veraison marks the colorful transition from grape growth to grape ripening, resulting in several changes in fruit development. They not only change color, but they also begin to increase in weight, volume, and sugar content.

    “Reports of veraison have started to come in, and the upcoming warm weather will surely accelerate ripening. Crop size seems healthy, and we are hopeful for another outstanding vintage,” said Matt Reid, winemaker at Benessere Vineyards and NVG member.