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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

  • Record attendance at Día de la Familia

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

    A record 2,000-plus Napa County farmworkers and their families attended the fifth annual Día de la Familia hosted by Napa Valley Grapegrowers and the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Sunday. This one-of-a-kind annual street festival celebrates Napa Valley’s farmworkers and their families and the vital role they play in the community

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register

  • Organic Wines Keep it on the Lowdown

    Posted in Growing Season, NVG News on Jul 25, 2016

    By W. Blake Gray

    Mildew and viruses may actually make wine taste better, but you might not want to get into the true dirt of organic farming with consumers. These were two of the takeaways from Napa Valley's 10th annual organic grapegrowing conference last week. Napa Valley Grapegrowers says it's the only annual conference of its type in the country, where growers can explain to each other how to give up the Roundup.

    Click here to read more at Wine-Searcher

  • The changing of the grapes: Veraison underway in Napa Valley

    Posted in Growing Season, NVG News on Jul 12, 2016

    For Weekly Calistogan

    The Napa Valley Grapegrowers have confirmed that veraison, an annual benchmark in the winegrape growing season, is officially underway.

    Known as the onset of ripening, veraison marks the colorful transition from grape growth to grape ripening, resulting in several changes in fruit development. They not only change color, but they begin to increase in weight and volume as well.

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register