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  • Harvest STOMP raises record $1.3 million

    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, as the sold-out crowd of 575 people netted almost $1.3 million.

    In its first 9 years, STOMP has been successful, with a 1,400 percent growth rate in funds raised since 2008, sponsors reported.

    Click here to read more at Napa Valley Register

  • Are Drones The Future Of Winemaking In Napa Valley?

    Posted in Industry News, NVG News, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Aug 31, 2016

    By Cathy Huyghe

    Oscar Renteria of Renteria Vineyard Management knows that a labor shortage isn’t just pending at some point in the future. It’s already upon him. Here are two realities about the difficulty of growing grapes in the Napa Valley: the farming itself, and finding people to do the farming.

    Click here to read more at Forbes

  • Napa Valley Farmworkers Thanked For Work At Recognition Luncheon

    Posted in Industry News, NVG News, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Jun 28, 2016

    By Anne Ward Ernst

    Arnulfo Solorio believes that learning English helped advance his farmworker career, and his dream of seeing fellow farmworkers achieve the same is being realized through the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation, which held its first farmworker recognition and donor appreciation luncheon Tuesday.

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register

  • Napa grape yields down significantly in 2015

    Posted in Industry News on Apr 21, 2016

    By Todd Fitchette

    Napa’s Valley’s famed wine region produced significantly fewer grapes in 2015, dragging with it the gross value of all grapes produced in the county by 24 percent to less than $550 million. That compares to the previous year’s record value of $718.9 million on over 174,000 tons produced, also a record. Average grape yields fell 30-32 percent compared to the previous year, with some growers reporting as much as a 50-percent decline in tonnage. Total tonnage of wine grapes harvested in Napa County fell 29 percent to just over 124,000 tons.

    Click here to read more at Western Farm Press

  • Wine industry opposes proposed watershed initiative

    Posted in Industry News on Apr 08, 2016

    By Barry Eberling

    Key wine industry groups say they will oppose the Napa County Water, Forest and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative targeted for the November ballot. Napa Valley Vintners, Winegrowers of Napa County, Napa Valley Grapegrowers and the Napa County Farm Bureau delivered that message in a joint letter. They said the proposed law would add complications to a system that already works.

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register