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...
LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

MONDAY, MAY 31, 2021.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION.   Lodi Winegrape Commission Celebrates 30 Years, Passing Referendum with 85% Approval Organization’s success attributed to support and funding by visionary winegrowers   The California Department of Food...
THE SEASONALITY OF VINEYARD MINERAL NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

THE SEASONALITY OF VINEYARD MINERAL NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

MONDAY, MAY 24, 2021.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Growing seasons have a rhythm-based on grapevine growth and development. Those of us in the winegrape business are well aware of this cadence because our work lives are tied to it. Much less obvious is the...
LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION’S 2020 ANNUAL REPORT

LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION’S 2020 ANNUAL REPORT

MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. The Lodi Winegrape Commission’s 2020 Annual Report is now available! Click on the image below to read through the 24-page report, which includes letters from the Commission Board Chair, Kendra Lange, and...
LODI GRAPEVINES DURING THE MERRY, MERRY MONTH OF MAY

LODI GRAPEVINES DURING THE MERRY, MERRY MONTH OF MAY

MONDAY, MAY 10, 2021.  BY RANDY CAPAROSO. What is happening out in Lodi vineyards today, during the merry, merry month of May? Pretty much the same as in most of California’s vaunted wine regions, since vineyard growth patterns in Lodi mirror all but the most...
LODI RULES WHEN IT COMES TO SUSTAINABILITY

LODI RULES WHEN IT COMES TO SUSTAINABILITY

MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2021.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. FARMING FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS When it comes to sustainability, Lodi rules What began in 1992 as a grassroots education program in Lodi later became LODI RULES – the first comprehensive and, arguably, most...