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  • Napa Valley Grapegrowers Report: Climate benefits of ag land

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News on Dec 13, 2018

    by Garrett Buckland

    This year marked 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 agricultural preserve and agricultural watershed lands, established agriculture as the highest and best use of the land in Napa County.

    As grapegrowers, we believe this is a time to recognize the county’s successes that have resulted from its commitment to preserving agricultural land. This is the third article in a three-part series commemorating 2018 as the 50th anniversary of the Ag Preserve.

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

  • 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 County grape crop valued at $736 million

    Posted in Industry News, NVG News on Feb 09, 2018

    by Jennifer Huffman

    Strong demand for Napa Valley grapes—cabernet in particular- helped the value of Napa County’s grape harvest to rise 7.6 percent in 2017, from $683 million in 2016 to $736 million.

    The average price per ton for Napa County grapes rose 11 percent to $5,204 per ton, the highest in the state.

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

  • Sonoma, Napa vineyards 99% undamaged by wildfires, survey finds

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News on Feb 08, 2018

    by Cynthia Sweeney

    A Wine Business Institute concludes virtually none of the vineyards in the North Bay were affected by the October wildfires, though tasting room traffic and sales dropped.

    Preiminary findings indicate 99.8 percent, or 138,937 of 139,204 acres were unaffected, the Sonoma State University-based institute announced.

    Click here to read the complete article in the North Bay Business Times.

  • 4 women, 4 men win Napa Valley vineyard pruning competition

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News, NVG News, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Feb 05, 2018

    by Staff Reporter

    Four women and four men made the cut for this year’s best pruners of Napa Valley vineyards.

    Judged for speed and accuracy, they emerged victorious in Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ and Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation’s 17th annual Napa County Pruning Contest, held at Beringer’s Gamble Ranch Vineyard on Feb. 3.

    Click here to read the complete article on the North Bay Business Times.