DUE DILIGENCE IN VINEYARD PURCHASES

DUE DILIGENCE IN VINEYARD PURCHASES

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2021.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Whether initiating a new vineyard business or expanding an existing one, the likelihood of success depends on careful consideration of as many pertinent factors as possible at the outset. This includes...
LODI PICKS ITS FIRST ASSYRTIKO

LODI PICKS ITS FIRST ASSYRTIKO

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2021.  BY RANDY CAPAROSO. The Assyrtiko grape is pronounced ah-SEER-tee-koh, according to Jeff Perlegos, a second-generation winegrower of Greek heritage, who farms vineyards on both the east and west sides of Lodi with his brother John Perlegos....
FREE AG MEDIATION AVAILABLE IN CALIFORNIA

FREE AG MEDIATION AVAILABLE IN CALIFORNIA

AUGUST 30, 2021.  BY CALAMP.   About CALAMP The California Agricultural Mediation Program (CALAMP) is the official United States Department of Agriculture certified agricultural mediation program for California. CALAMP’s services are FREE to the agricultural...
FARMING WINEGRAPES FOR AROMA, FLAVOR, & COLORS

FARMING WINEGRAPES FOR AROMA, FLAVOR, & COLORS

AUGUST 23, 2021.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. For many wine drinkers, the most important characteristic of a wine is its flavor. While sugar (sweetness and alcohol strength), acidity (tartness), and color related compounds (astringency and bitterness) in grapes...
PROGRESS OF TERROIR-FOCUSED, VINEYARD-DESIGNATE WINES IN LODI

PROGRESS OF TERROIR-FOCUSED, VINEYARD-DESIGNATE WINES IN LODI

AUGUST 16, 2021.  BY RANDY CAPAROSO. Terroir is a French term that entails the natural environmental factors, such as climate, soil, topography, aspect, elevation, latitude, etc., that have a direct effect on grape qualities, and ultimately on wines made from those...
A PATHWAY TO TRAIN FARM MANAGERS

A PATHWAY TO TRAIN FARM MANAGERS

MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021.  BY BRI GROSSKOPF, CENTER FOR LAND-BASED LEARNING. Skills in communication, teamwork and management are highly prized when seeking new employees. The Center for Land-Based Learning (CLBL), an agricultural education nonprofit headquartered in...
THERE’S SOMETHING HAPPENING HERE: MARKETING LODI WINEGROWERS

THERE’S SOMETHING HAPPENING HERE: MARKETING LODI WINEGROWERS

MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021.  BY JENNY HEITMAN, LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. In today’s world, we are all trying to sell something. Whether it is a product like grapes or wine, a service, or ourselves, we are all salespeople in our interactions with others. Storytelling can...
WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 7TH ANNUAL CA GREEN MEDAL AWARDS

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR 7TH ANNUAL CA GREEN MEDAL AWARDS

MONDAY, JULY 5, 2021.  BY WINE INSTITUTE. SAN FRANCISCO — Four California wineries and vintners were named Green Medal winners recognizing a commitment to sustainability in Leader, Business, Environment, and Community categories. The California wine community is a...
A LOOK BACK TO 1995

A LOOK BACK TO 1995

MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. A few weeks ago, Research, Education, & Communication Committee Member Dr. Keith Striegler shared with us an old pile of Lodi Winegrape Commission newsletters. A lot has changed since then – our number of...
AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC TRACTOR DEMO ON JULY 9

AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC TRACTOR DEMO ON JULY 9

MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. All are invited and welcome to join Jon Wetmore, Aaron Shinn, and the Lodi Winegrape Commission as Monarch Tractor demo’s an electric, driver-optional tractor on July 9, 2021, at a Round Valley Ranches...
INTEGRATED BUNCH ROT MANAGEMENT FOR WINEGRAPE VINEYARDS

INTEGRATED BUNCH ROT MANAGEMENT FOR WINEGRAPE VINEYARDS

MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2021.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Fortunately for California vineyard managers, they have fewer foliar fungal diseases to contend with than vineyard managers in many other grape-growing regions of the world. Still, fungal disease control...
WILL GRENACHE BLANC BECOME LODI’S CHARDONNAY SOMEDAY SOON?

WILL GRENACHE BLANC BECOME LODI’S CHARDONNAY SOMEDAY SOON?

MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021.  BY RANDY CAPAROSO. The misbegotten grape Grenache blanc, the golden-green tinted clonal variation of the black-skinned Grenache noir, is the little grape that could. The best word to describe its track record, or fairly recent success, in the...