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  • The 2017 Growing Season Begins: Bud Break Comes to Napa

    Posted in Press Releases on Mar 16, 2017

    Napa, CA (March 16, 2016) – Emerging from this year’s active winter, where ample rains filled reservoirs and saturated the ground in Napa Valley, the positive outlook continues with the announcement of bud break. As temperatures warm and soil becomes drier, vines emerge from dormancy and begin to push water up from their root systems. Miniature buds on the vine, developed during the prior year, begin to swell eventually producing shoots from the bud. These shoots will then spring tiny leaves that help accelerate growth, especially as temperatures continue to increase.

  • Leading ECONOMISTS , AUTHORS AND STRATEGISTS GATHER FOR AHEAD OF THE CURVE 2017 TO EXAMINE THE NAPA BRAND

    Posted in Press Releases on Mar 06, 2017

    NAPA, CA (March 6, 2017) – On Wednesday, March 8, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers will present Ahead of the Curve 2017: The Big Brand Called Napa Valley. This half-day symposium and luncheon offers a rare opportunity to hear from top experts in their field as they explore the vineyard’s role in promoting the Napa Valley brand and the quality wines that come from our land.

  • Strong Turnout for 16th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest Despite Heavy Rain

    Posted in Press Releases on Feb 09, 2017

    NAPA, CA (February 9, 2017) – Despite heavy rain and muddy vineyard rows, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ (NVG) and Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation held its 16th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest at Beringer’s Gamble Ranch Vineyard Wednesday. 86 men and 18 women competed.

  • ROOTSTOCK 2016

    Posted in Press Releases on Oct 17, 2016

    NAPA, CA (October 17, 2016) – ROOTSTOCK 2016 will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Napa Expo. The only event of its kind focused on connecting vineyard practices to wine quality, ROOTSTOCK provides educational opportunities for everyone in the wine industry by presenting high-level, provocative seminars, exhibits, outdoor demonstrations, vineyard & wine trials and more.

    Timed just as the 2016 harvest finishes and the industry begins to look towards the future, ROOTSTOCK gives the industry a chance to connect with friends and colleagues, network with new vendors and suppliers, gain access to the latest products and services, and raise a glass to the 2016 vintage.

  • Napa Valley 2016 Harvest Winegrape Conference

    Posted in Press Releases on Oct 12, 2016

    Napa, CA - October 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.