THE OLD VINE CONFERENCE NO. 1

THE OLD VINE CONFERENCE NO. 1

MARCH 22, 2021.  BY THE OLD VINE CONFERENCE LIMITED. THE OLD VINE CONFERENCE SERIES: galvanizing a global movement to nurture and value great old vines, and their wines. What’s the issue with old vines? Old vines are a beacon for talent, innovation, and connection....
MARCH 2021: LODI DROUGHT CONDITIONS

MARCH 2021: LODI DROUGHT CONDITIONS

MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2021.  BY KAI TAWA, WESTERN WEATHER GROUP. [written on March 11, 2021] Drought is ongoing in the area. Using records from Sacramento and Stockton, we can determine that the Lodi Area is running at about 55% of normal rainfall. Let’s go into some...
WHY & HOW THE COMMISSION REALLY WORKS: A RECENT EXAMPLE

WHY & HOW THE COMMISSION REALLY WORKS: A RECENT EXAMPLE

MONDAY, MARCH 15, 2021.  BY STEPHANIE BOLTON, PHD, LODI WINEGRAPE COMMISSION. It’s no secret that the Lodi AVA is filled with smart, experienced winegrowers who believe in rising the tide for the whole region. To say that the sense of community in Lodi is strong...
THE PERENNIAL NATURE OF GRAPEVINES IN VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

THE PERENNIAL NATURE OF GRAPEVINES IN VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

MONDAY,  MARCH 1, 2021.  BY STAN GRANT, VITICULTURIST. Growers of annual crops have it comparatively easy. If things don’t work out well one season, in the next season they have an entirely new set of plants and a new opportunity to optimize production. In contrast,...