CDFA AWARDS ZINFANDEL GRANT

Specialty Crop Block Grant from CDFA Awarded to Zinfandel Advocates & Producers for Zinfandel: Stories of America’s Heritage Grape The Association of Zinfandel Advocates & Producers (ZAP) recently announced the award of a Specialty Crop Block Grant in the...

LWC Welcomes Dr. Stephanie Bolton

Press Release from Calhoun & Company: The Lodi Winegrape Commission, which represents over 750 winegrowers in the Lodi AVA, has recently announced the appointment of Dr. Stephanie Bolton to Grower Communications & Sustainable Winegrowing Director. Bolton...

MAKING VINEYARD MANAGEMENT DECISIONS

At the most basic level, business management involves setting goals, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.  Vineyard management, of course, is more complicated than this, especially given large amounts of borrowed capital, increasing regulations,...

Fruit Set Factors

Fruit set is the process in which flowers become fruit and potential fruit size is determined.  It occurs after pollen is released from male flower parts (anthers), lands on receptive female flower parts (stigmas), produces a tube that grows to the ovules, and...