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COVID-19 Harvest Protocols Workbook for California Vineyards and Wineries

Wine Institute, California Association of Winegrape Growers and California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance have developed a COVID-19 Harvest Protocols Workbook that was released during a...

California Congressional Delegation Asks USDA to Make Winegrape Growers Eligible for...

SACRAMENTO, July 7, 2020 – California’s congressional delegation wants winegrape growers to receive financial relief through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food...

Afternoon Brief, June 26

Courtwatch: Class Action Lawsuit Claims Copper Cane's Elouan Brand Deceives Buyers: Copper Cane has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit alleging the company misled wine buyers because the 2017 Elouan Pinot Noir made representations on the labels, boxes, and marketing materials that the wine was made in the state of Oregon, or in the specific AVAs listed on the product's packaging but was vinified and bottled in the Napa Valley in California...

Afternoon Brief, May 29

Caymus Winery Owner Chuck Wagner Sues California Over Tasting Room Closures: Napa veteran calls it unfair that wineries serving food can open tasting rooms while others - including all Napa wineries - cannot...

CAWG Foundation Awards $30,000 in Student Scholarships

SACRAMENTO, May 29, 2020 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation has awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to six students. The scholarships...

Afternoon Brief, May 6

Sonoma Wineries Are Itching to Open Up Their Doors and Invite Back Visitors: The shelter-in-place order has been hard on wineries that rely on tasting room and on-premise sales as well as their front line allies, tasting room staff and waiters, who have been out of a job...

Pierce’s Disease Referendum: Vote YES!

Wine Institute, The California Association of Winegrape Growers and Family Winemakers of California urge you to vote YES on the Pierce’s Disease Control Program (PDCP) referendum. Continuing the...

Afternoon Brief, April 17

US Wine Losses from COVID-19 Could Reach $5.94 Billion: Revenue losses for the nation’s more than 10,000 wineries and more than 8,000 winegrape growers due to COVID-19 could reach $5.94 billion on an annualized basis in 2020, according to a new analysis by wine industry expert Jon Moramarco, managing partner of bw166 and editor of the Gomberg-Fredrikson Report...

Afternoon Brief, April 8

Off-Premise Wine Sales Boom Weakening: The off-premise alcohol purchasing frenzie sparked by the pandemic lockdown peaked in the first full week, and wine sales were down -24% comparatively in the following week ending March 28, according to Nielsen data...

Afternoon Brief, April 7

How Will Coronavirus Affect Wine Consumption?: How will the coronavirus pandemic change the wine world? Wine Intelligence looks at how consumer trends are likely to shift: from a dramatic move towards off-premise sales, to a new awareness and emphasis on local origin products...

CAWG Foundation Gala to Support Student Scholarships

Wine and Food Pairing Event is Open to the Public SACRAMENTO, February 28, 2020 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation is inviting...

CAWG Mourns the Passing of Founding Chair Richard Keehn

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 8, 2020 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) is saddened to share that Richard Keehn, a founding member of CAWG...

CAWG Elects New Board Officers and Directors

Mike Testa Assumes Role as Chair SACRAMENTO, Nov. 20, 2019 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has announced the election of new board...

Winegrape Growers Affected by Wildfires Can Apply for Assistance Through WHIP+

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 11, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced that growers who suffered crop losses due to natural disasters...

Afternoon Brief, July 17

Gallo Deal Uncertainty Delaying Grape Purchases: The sale between two major winemakers is keeping some grapes from being purchased. The $1.7 billion deal in which E&J Gallo Winery would buy 34 wine and spirit labels from Constellation Brands remains in limbo after being announced back in April ...