Posted on Sep 13, 2019
by Shawn Zylberberg
Harvest season kicked off with a bang in Napa Valley, as this year's Harvest STOMP wine auction reached its highest total ever, raising $2.32 million for the Napa Valley Grapegrowers and Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation, surpassing last year's $2.04 million. The 12th annual event was held Aug. 24 at Pine Ridge Vineyard in Napa, drawing 600 guests dressed in festive ranch attire to celebrate the upcoming harvest. In addition to fevered bidding, they enjoyed barbecue from chef Morgan Robinson's Smoke restaurant and live music from Americana band Tender Mercies.
Napa, CA (August 29, 2019) – The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) and Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation are proud to announce that a record-breaking $2.32 million was raised at the 12th annual Harvest STOMP, held this past Saturday, August 24th. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, 100% of donations made during the event go directly to programs that preserve Napa Valley vineyards and provide educational opportunities and professional development for farmworkers and their families.
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.
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.
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.”