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    Posted in Press Releases on Aug 01, 2017

    NAPA, CA – August 1, 2017 – It was a joyous day in downtown Napa as a record 2,500-plus Napa County farmworkers and their families, and over 50 community organizations took part in the sixth annual “Día de la Familia” hosted by the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Sunday, July 30. This one-of-a-kind annual street festival brought together the community at-large, showcasing its vibrancy, comradery, and good will, which makes Napa Valley an exceptional place to live and work in.

  • Veraison Underway in Napa Valley. Napa Valley Grapegrowers Looking Forward to the 2017 Harvest.

    Posted in Press Releases on Jul 27, 2017

    NAPA, CA (July 27, 2017) – According to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG), 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 also begin to increase in weight, volume, and sugar content.

    “Reports of veraison have started to come in, and the upcoming warm weather will surely accelerate ripening. Crop size seems healthy, and we are hopeful for another outstanding vintage,” said Matt Reid, winemaker at Benessere Vineyards and NVG member.

  • Congratulations to 70 Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation English Literacy Program Graduates!

    Posted in Press Releases on Apr 07, 2017

    Napa, CA (April 7, 2017) – The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation proudly announces the graduation of 70 students from the 2017 English Literacy Program. The Thursday afternoon graduation ceremony, attended by family, friends, employers and fellow students, took place at the Napa Valley College to honor the students’ completion of this important course and to recognize their personal commitment to continuing their education and excelling in the English language. This is the fourth graduating class from the program and by far the largest since its inception in 2013.

  • 2017 Grower of the Year Announced: Ted Hall of Long Meadow Ranch

    Posted in Press Releases on Mar 29, 2017

    NAPA, CA (March 29, 2017) – Rutherford grower Ted Hall of Long Meadow Ranch has been named the 2017 Napa Valley Grower of the Year. Hall will be honored for his contributions to the Napa Valley wine industry and the community on May 12 at the Napa Valley Grapegrowers 42nd Annual Dinner.

  • 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.