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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...

Afternoon Brief, January 12th

The Wine Industry Pledged to Improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity—Has Anything Changed?: In 2020, several critical events caused the wine industry to reckon with the underrepresentation and mistreatment of marginalized groups in all sectors of the trade. The industry found itself under intense scrutiny from within and without...

Afternoon Brief, January 6th

Republic National Distributing Company Purchases White Mountain Beverage: Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the national distributor and broker of premium wine and spirits, purchased White Mountain Beverage, an independent Anheuser-Busch wholesaler, combining wine and spirits with beer to have one consolidated route to market...

CAWG President John Aguirre to Step Down After 12 Years

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 6, 2022 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) announced the planned departure of its president, John Aguirre, effective May 31,...

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, November 24th

The WBWE Has Been the First International Wine Fair to Take Place in the West in 2021: The 13th WBWE (World Bulk Wine Exhibition) brought together 265 wineries from 15 different countries and received more than 4000 professional visitors from 57 nationalities...

CAWG Applauds Repeal of Disruptive Farming Laws in India

California’s Sikh Farmers Celebrate Success of Yearlong Protest Against Attempted Agricultural Market Reforms in India SACRAMENTO, Nov. 23, 2021 – For the past year, India’s farmers...

Afternoon Brief, October 4th

Four Dead on Family Vineyard in Freak Wine-Making Accident: Two brothers and a father and son were found dead after trying to save each other from the one-in-a-million disaster...

CAWG Statement on Reauthorization of Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus...

SACRAMENTO, Oct. 1, 2021 – California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) President John Aguirre has issued the following statement: “President Biden on Sept. 30 signed into...

Afternoon Brief, July 8th

Allied Grape Growers, CAWG Release Legal Analysis on 2020 Winegrape Rejections: A report released today by Allied Grape Growers (AGG) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) analyzes various grape transactions in 2020 that resulted in rejections or severe price discounts due to alleged quality problems associated with wildfire smoke...

Allied Grape Growers, CAWG Release Legal Analysis on 2020 Winegrape Rejections

SACRAMENTO, July 8, 2021 – A report released today by Allied Grape Growers (AGG) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) analyzes various grape...

Afternoon Brief, June 11th

Hot Brands and Instagram Are Fueling Rosé Wine’s Phenomenal Growth Rate in the U.S. Market: With National Rosé Wine Day scheduled for this weekend, it is a useful time to examine the causes of the phenomenal growth in popularity of rosé in America. According to a recent report by bw166, a global market research firm for alcohol beverage, U.S. rosé sales volume increased by an astounding 1433% from 2010 to 2020...

CAWG Urges Repeal of Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards

SACRAMENTO, June 10, 2021 – The Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (board) on June 9 held an emergency meeting to take testimony from the...

CAWG Foundation Awards $34,000 in Student Scholarships

SACRAMENTO, June 8, 2021 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation has awarded $34,000 in college scholarships to seven students. The scholarships...

Afternoon Brief, February 26th

Wine Folly Launches World's First Region Guide with Producer Controlled Data from Global Wine Database: In the first major collaboration since combining efforts in 2019, Folly Enterprises have released the Walla Walla Valley Wine Region Guide...
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