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California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Awards $31,500 in Student Scholarships

SACRAMENTO, July 17, 2019 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation has awarded $31,500 in college scholarships to eight students. The scholarships...

CAWG Seeks State Support for Wine and Viticulture Research at Legislative...

SACRAMENTO, June 28, 2019 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) requested state support for critical wine and viticulture research during today’s joint...

CAWG Applauds Federal Funding for Smoke Exposure Research

SACRAMENTO, June 4, 2019 – The House Appropriations Committee on June 4 approved a bill that includes $1.5 million in research funding to address...

CAWG Statement on Passing of $19.1 Billion Disaster Assistance Bill by...

SACRAMENTO, June 4, 2019 – California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) President John Aguirre has issued the following statement: “In November 2018, in the wake...

Afternoon Brief, May 20

When Wine Becomes Transformative: There's a new concept taking root in the wine industry: activist wines. Unlike traditional special bottlings produced for wine industry charity auctions and special events, activist wines serve a specific social purpose ...

CAWG Announces 2019 Awards of Excellence Recipients

SACRAMENTO, May 17, 2019 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) selected Napa Valley grower Andrew Hoxsey as the 2019 Grower of the...

Update on Produce Safety Rule Exemption for Winegrape Growers

SACRAMENTO, March 27, 2019 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced it will use its discretion and not enforce Produce Safety...

2018 CAWG Summer Conference in Napa July 17-18

SACRAMENTO, July 3, 2018 – There is still time to register for the 2018 California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Summer Conference, July 17-18 at...

CAWG Advocates for Agricultural Guestworker Legislation

SACRAMENTO, June 26, 2018 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) today sent an action alert to its grower members urging them to contact...

CAWG Statement on Immigration Legislation

SACRAMENTO, June 21, 2018 – California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) President John Aguirre has issued the following statement: “I am deeply disappointed by the apparent...

2018 CAWG Leader of the Year: Karissa Kruse

Karissa Kruse, Sonoma County Winegrowers During the October 2017 wildfires, Sonoma County Winegrowers (SCW) President Karissa Kruse was a selfless and compassionate leader. She was on...

2018 CAWG Grower of the Year: Steve Schafer

Steve Schafer, Schafer Ranch and San Joaquin Wine Company As a winegrape grower and vintner, Steve Schafer is deeply invested and involved in all aspects of...

CAWG Announces 2018 Awards of Excellence Recipients

SACRAMENTO, June 15, 2018 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has selected Steve Schafer as the 2018 Grower of the Year and...

Third Annual CAWG Foundation Gala to Raise Funds for Student Scholarships

SACRAMENTO, March 28, 2018 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) Foundation will host its third annual CAWG Foundation Gala on April 4....

California Association of Winegrape Growers Statement on Tariffs

SACRAMENTO, March 23, 2018 – California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) President John Aguirre has issued the following statement: “President Trump’s decision to address United States...