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Afternoon Brief, November 30th

California Wines Pour Jobs and Dollars into Economy: The California wine and winegrape sector and allied businesses deliver a total economic contribution of $73 billion annually to the state’s economy and $170.5 billion annually to the U.S. economy, according to a new report commissioned by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG)...

California Wines Pour Jobs and Dollars into Economy

2022 Report Shows Annual Economic Impact Grows to $73 Billion in California, $170.5 Billion in U.S. The California wine and winegrape sector and allied businesses deliver a total economic contribution...

Afternoon Brief, July 28th

Growing Forward Recap: Preparing for the Risk Factors of Smoke & Fire Exposure: On July 27, 2022, Wine Industry Network hosted its most recent Growing Forward webinar, this time focusing on wildfire smoke in the vineyards — and its effect on the resulting wines. It’s a hard topic to accept and address, but one that becomes integral to the industry’s forward progress...

California Association of Winegrape Growers Announces Natalie Collins as Interim President 

SACRAMENTO, July 27, 2022 - California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG)  Chairman Tom Slater today announced the appointment of Natalie Collins as interim president....

Afternoon Brief, July 26th

Cornell Partners with NYS to Fight the Spotted Lanternfly: The devastating spotted lanternfly's spread to upstate and western New York is not a matter of if, but when, experts say - and Cornell is a key player in helping slow the infestation...

Winegrape Growers Endorse Duarte for Congress 

SACRAMENTO, July 26, 2022 - The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has announced its endorsement of John Duarte for the 13th Congressional District.  Duarte...

Grower Assessment Rate for 2022 Harvest

SACRAMENTO, July 6, 2022 – Last week the Pierce’s Disease / Glassy Winged Sharpshooter Board (PD/GWSS Board) voted to set the grower assessment rate...

USDA Announces Availability of Disaster Assistance for 2020 and 2021 Losses 

SACRAMENTO, May 16, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the  availability of approximately $6 billion in disaster assistance, through the...

Afternoon Brief, February 4th

Napa County Planning Commission Endorses Micro-Winery Law: Advocates who say Napa County should make it easier for small farms to create "micro-wineries" have secured backing from the county Planning Commission...

Afternoon Brief, January 31st

The Next Normal—DtC Shipping Reverts to Pre-Pandemic Predictions: The 2022 Direct to Consumer Wine Shipping Report has been released, and the industry is likely breathing a collective sigh of relief. The report, an annual collaboration between Sovos ShipCompliant and Wines Vines Analytics, shows the industry slowly returning to its pre-pandemic state...

Afternoon Brief, January 28th

News of Rebounding Wine Markets Sets Upbeat Mood at 2022 Unified Symposium: From information to application, guests at the 2022 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium returned after a two-year absence to Sacramento’s newly renovated SAFE Credit Union Convention Center to learn about changing environmental conditions, sustainable practices, and expanding markets while visiting with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the resources, equipment and services to address those challenges...

CAWG Announces 2022 Awards of Excellence Recipients

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 12, 2022 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) selected Bogle Vineyards as the 2022 Grower of the Year and Dr....

CAWG Elects New Board Officers and Directors

Tom Slater Assumes Role as Chair SACRAMENTO, Dec. 1, 2021 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has announced the election of new board...

Afternoon Brief, October 6th

Napa Valley’s Fairwinds Estate Winery Sues Insurer Claiming Refusal to Pay Glass Fire Claim: Fairwinds Estate Winery says one of its insurers sold it a useless insurance policy shortly before the winery was destroyed by the 2020 Glass fire...

California’s Wine Community Recognizes October’s Farmer and Farmworker Month

October 6th - SAN FRANCISCO — California is the country’s top agricultural producer and in October the state’s wine and winegrape growing community honors the...
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