ON THE NATURE OF VINEYARDS AND VINEYARD MANAGEMENT

  The wine grape industry, like all of agriculture, is under intensifying pressure from outside.  Increasingly, regulators, retailers, consumers, environmentalists, and others are weighing in on how we conduct our businesses.  While most are well intended, many...

Negotiation Tips for Winegrape Growers

Grape growers are expected to be competent at a wide-ranging of tasks.  For example, they have to be good at equipment maintenance, pruning, labor relations and finances, to list but a few of the skills that are necessary to succeed as a grower. Of all the skills that...

In the Vineyard with Paul Verdegaal

The 2015 Harvest came to a close by the second week of October.  Harvest began on the earliest date that most anyone can remember. It is an interesting year to say the least, but there have been previous harvest starts in July.   Let’s look back on some local...