OPTIMIZING HEAD TRAINED VINEYARDS

OPTIMIZING HEAD TRAINED VINEYARDS

MARCH 18, 2019.  BY STAN GRANT. Grapevines were first head trained during ancient Roman times and while there are now several alternative vine forms that are more productive and efficient, the head form persists to some extent in modern viticulture.  The reasons for...
CALL FOR GUEST BLOG POSTS!

CALL FOR GUEST BLOG POSTS!

MARCH 4, 2019. BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. Did you ever wonder how you could volunteer to write a BLOG POST for lodigrowers.com and reach a wide audience in over 30 countries?!  I bet you did! Here at the Lodi Winegrape Commission, we are EXTREMELY GRATEFUL for our...
GUIDANCE ON PRODUCE SAFETY RULE LETTER

GUIDANCE ON PRODUCE SAFETY RULE LETTER

FEBRUARY 25, 2019.  BY CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF WINEGRAPE GROWERS. Clarification and Guidance Regarding Produce Safety Rule Letter and Questionnaire Sent to Winegrape Growers.  Many California winegrape growers received a letter and questionnaire from the California...
LODI WINE AND CHOCOLATE WEEKEND

LODI WINE AND CHOCOLATE WEEKEND

FEBRUARY 4, 2019.  BY JENNY HEITMAN. Now in it’s 22nd year, the highly-anticipated Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend drives nearly 6,000 people from across the United States to our region annually. Marked by a festive and energetic atmosphere due to its proximity to...
VINEYARD TEAM’S SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING PODCAST

VINEYARD TEAM’S SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING PODCAST

JANUARY 28, 2019.  BY THE VINEYARD TEAM. The “Sustainable Winegrowing with the Vineyard Team” podcast brings you the latest in science and research for the wine industry.  This on-the-go, sustainable farming educational resource provides in-depth technical...
67TH ANNUAL LODI GRAPE DAY ON FEBRUARY 5TH!

67TH ANNUAL LODI GRAPE DAY ON FEBRUARY 5TH!

JANUARY 21, 2019.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. Please join the Lodi Winegrape Commission on Tuesday, February 5th for the 67th Annual Lodi Grape Day celebration!  Lodi Grape Day is hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) and The Lodi Chamber...
WINEGRAPE BUSINESS PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

WINEGRAPE BUSINESS PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

JANUARY 14, 2019.  BY STAN GRANT. It’s a new year and, as we prepare for another growing season, it seems an appropriate time to take stock of our situation.  After a period of sustained growth, wine sales in many categories have slowed, while winegrape production...
LODI IN THE 2018 NATIONAL NEWS

LODI IN THE 2018 NATIONAL NEWS

JANUARY 7, 2019.  BY RANDY CAPAROSO. Lodi is undoubtedly California’s oldest “up and coming” wine region.  Although winegrapes have been cultivated here since the 1860s, its reputation for artisanal style, small-production, sustainably farmed wines has emerged only...
2019 VINEYARD SUPPLIER DIRECTORY COMING SOON

2019 VINEYARD SUPPLIER DIRECTORY COMING SOON

DECEMBER 31, 2018.  BY LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. The Lodi Winegrape Commission (est. 1991), an organization formed and led by growers for the purpose of research, education, and promotions, is pleased to begin work on the seventh edition of the Vineyard Supplier...
A POWDERY MILDEW RESISTANCE UPDATE

A POWDERY MILDEW RESISTANCE UPDATE

DECEMBER 28, 2018.  BY WALT MAHAFFEE & THE FRAME NETWORKS GROUP. Another grape season has come to an end, and preparation for the next begins.  As part of that preparation, people are curious about our fungicide resistance monitoring work and how different regions...