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Afternoon Brief, September 25

Winemakers Face Up to Smoke Taint Reality: West Coast wineries are having to make hard decisions about how to deal with the tumultuous 2020 vintage...

Afternoon Brief, September 21

Wine Industry Affected by Wildfires Seeks Extension of Disaster Payment Program: With growers and winemakers facing unprecedented losses from the devastating West Coast wildfires, leaders of 10 wine industry groups are seeking help from Congress to obtain immediate disaster relief...

Wine Industry Affected by Wildfires Seeks Extension of Disaster Payment Program

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 21, 2020 – With growers and winemakers facing unprecedented losses from the devastating West Coast wildfires, leaders of 10 wine industry groups are seeking...

Afternoon Brief, September 18

Fires Leave 2020 Vintage in the Balance: Fire and pestilence mark it as the vintage from hell; will any wine be made this year?...

CAWG Statement on USDA Adding Winegrapes to Coronavirus Food Assistance Program...

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 18, 2020 – In response to today’s announcement that winegrapes are now eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) funds,...

CAWG Statement on Smoke Exposure Events, Winegrapes and Wineries

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 3, 2020 – Last month’s widespread lightning storms resulted in multiple fast-moving and devastating wildfires that affected many regions of the state....

Afternoon Brief, September 2

Walla Walla Winery Fights Back About Poor Rating from BBB: A Walla Walla winery recently received a “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau after multiple complaints alleging orders were not delivered...

Afternoon Brief, July 7

Napa County Again to Close Wine Tasting, Restaurant Indoor Dining as Coronavirus Cases Spike: Starting Thursday, Napa County is on track to again shut down dine-in restaurants, bars, wine tasting rooms and other businesses amid a sharp increase in coronavirus cases...

Afternoon Brief, June 29

Pandemic Puts Twist on Vineyard Plantings: John Duarte runs the largest permanent crops nursery in the country and has seen his share of ups and downs since his family opened its namesake business in California’s Central Valley in 1989...

Afternoon Brief, June 25

California Winegrape Growers Expected to Suffer $437 Million in Lost Sales This Fall Due to COVID-19: California winegrape growers could suffer at least $437 million in lost sales from this year’s grape harvest due to COVID-19 related economic disruptions...

California Winegrape Growers Expected to Suffer $437 Million in Lost Sales...

SACRAMENTO, June 25, 2020 – California winegrape growers could suffer at least $437 million in lost sales from this year’s grape harvest due to...

Afternoon Brief, June 24

The Evolution of Premium Canned Wine: How a growing number of boutique, sustainably-minded wine producers are carving an upscale niche in the canned category...

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...

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...