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  • Nearly 2,000 Attend Rootstock in Napa Valley

    Posted in Industry News, NVG News on Nov 09, 2016

    By Kerana Todorov

    The Napa Valley Grapegrowers, an organization with about 700 members, has run a version of Rootstock for the 23 years, said Napa Valley Grapegrowers president Garrett Buckland at the event at Napa Valley Expo. It is a “one-stop shop” for anyone seeking ways to improve wine quality, he said.

    “The focus of Rootstock is really to provide ultra premium vendors with really ultra premium clients and have that framework around some of the best seminars that you can find in the wine business today,” said Buckland, who helped coordinate the post-harvest event.

    Click here to read more at Wine Business

  • A 'picture-perfect' harvest comes to a close

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News on Oct 13, 2016

    By Garrett Buckland

    As we near the end of what is turning out to be a picture- perfect Napa Valley harvest, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a brief summary of the season.

    The harvest began this year in early August as vineyard crews brought in the first fruit of 2016. While no year in the vineyard is the same, 2016 represents what many growers consider to be a fairly “typical” Napa growing season with evenly distributed rainfall, the right blend of cool, foggy mornings, warm days, few extreme spikes in temperature, hardy canopy growth and average yields.

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register

  • Napa Valley 2016 Harvest Wraps Up Right Before Region’s First Storm

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Oct 12, 2016

    The 2016 Napa Valley Winegrape Harvest is officially “in” this week, just as the season’s first storm heads towards Napa Valley. The current forecast calls for up to 3” of rain throughout Napa County, beginning on Thursday, October 13. While many growers hustled to bring any remaining fruit in, three growers sat with Sara Schneider, Wine Editor for Sunset Magazine, at the Napa Valley Harvest Press Conference Wednesday, to discuss the growing season and some of the major issues facing vineyard owners today.

    Click here to read more at Wine Industry Advisor

  • State looks to Napa grapegrowers to help rare fish

    Posted in Industry News, NVG News on Sep 09, 2016

    By Barry Eberling

    Under proposed state regulations, most grape growers in the Napa Valley and on its surrounding mountains would have a role helping the Chinook salmon and steelhead trout make a Napa River comeback.

    The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board is writing the latest chapter in a saga that has gone on for years. It is continuing a quest to reduce human-created watershed sediment runoff that it says harms habitat for fish and other aquatic life.

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register

  • Napa Valley Grapegrowers' 9th Annual Harvest STOMP Breaks the Record

    Posted in Industry News, NVG News, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Sep 01, 2016

    Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ Harvest STOMP broke its own fund-raising record this past Saturday night, August 27, as the sold-out crowd of 575 people raised almost $1.3 million dollars net. This record highlights the popularity of the event, and the support it has generated.

    In its first 9 years, STOMP has enjoyed staggering success, with a 1,400% growth rate in funds raised since 2008. The event was held at the beautiful Regusci Ranch in the heart of the Stags Leap District. Grapegrowers, consumers, and locals looked out across vineyards and the western hills as they gathered to celebrate the 2016 harvest.

    Click here to read more at Wine Business