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  • Napa’s Leap into the Green

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News on Jul 06, 2018

    by Jancis Robinson

    When John Williams of Frog’s Leap organised the first organic wine growing conference in Napa Valley in 1989, nine people turned up (“and I paid seven of them”, he claims). At the end of this month, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers will hold their seventh organic conference and have had to cap sign-ups at 120.

  • Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Celebrates Students’ Accomplishments at the 3rd Annual Appreciation Luncheon

    Posted in Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation, Press Releases on Jun 15, 2018

    NAPA, CA (June 15, 2018) – The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation honored the accomplishments of 50 student at the 3rd Annual Appreciation Luncheon at Meadowood on Friday. The event recognized 2018 graduates of the English Literacy Program and winners of the 2018 Napa County Pruning Contest. Also recognized were the donors whose generosity helped provide educational and professional development opportunities to over 15,000 Napa Valley vineyard workers and their families.

  • Afternoon in the Vineyards draws locals to Napa vineyards

    Posted in Growing Season, NVG News on May 06, 2018

    by Kerana Todorov

    Napa County residents and other visitors on Saturday headed to vineyards they see every day but do not stop by. They were invited to take part in “Afternoon in the Vineyards,” an event Napa Valley Vintners and Napa Valley Grapegrowers sponsor every year.

    Click here to read the complete article in Wine Business.

  • The Economics of Ag Land

    Posted in Growing Season, NVG News on Apr 26, 2018

    by Garrett Buckland, President, Napa Valley Grapegrowers

    2018 marks the beginning of the 50-year anniversary of Napa County’s Agricultural Preserve — the first of its kind in the nation. This landmark set of zoning laws, which encompasses AP and AW lands, established agriculture as the highest and best use of the land in Napa County.

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

  • That predawn roar? That's Napa Valley wine grapes fighting for their livesby henry

    Posted in Growing Season, NVG News on Apr 17, 2018

    by Henry Lutz

    The dull roar heard in the distance before dawn Tuesday morning was not helicopters or an invading army of locusts, as some Napa Valley newcomers might have feared.

    It was the sound of grape vines surviving the night.

    With recent nighttime temperatures approaching freezing and the threat of frost looming over budding vines, Napa Valley growers have turned on their wind machines — devices that stir the air, thwarting potential damage to young, tender shoots in the early weeks of the growing season.

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