Grapes http://westernfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Winery: Solar is socially, environmentally responsible http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/winery-solar-socially-environmentally-responsible <div class="node-body gallery-body">Arizona’s abundance of sunshine not only ripens grapes but can provide sustainable energy to power wineries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/winery-solar-socially-environmentally-responsible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/winery-solar-socially-environmentally-responsible#comments Grapes Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:21:00 +0000 154551 at http://westernfarmpress.com Page Springs first Arizona winery to harness sun power http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/page-springs-first-arizona-winery-harness-sun-power <div class="field-byline"> Lee Allen, Contributing Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Page Springs Cellars and Vineyards in Cornville is the first Arizona winery to harness solar power to create wine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/page-springs-first-arizona-winery-harness-sun-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/page-springs-first-arizona-winery-harness-sun-power#comments Grapes Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:48:00 +0000 154531 at http://westernfarmpress.com Solar panels cover the parking overhang at Page Springs Cellars and Vineyard in Cornville, Arizona's first winery to adopt solar power. UC Davis wine executive program runs March 22-27 http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/uc-davis-wine-executive-program-runs-march-22-27 <div class="node-body article-body">15th Annual UC Davis Wine Executive Program runs March 22-27</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/uc-davis-wine-executive-program-runs-march-22-27" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/uc-davis-wine-executive-program-runs-march-22-27#comments Grapes Grapes Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:21:00 +0000 154221 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>The 15th Annual Wine Executive Program at UC Davis takes place March 22-27.</p> Wineries to honor leadership in sustainability http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/wineries-honor-leadership-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body">California wineries establish new award to honor sustainable practices</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/wineries-honor-leadership-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/wineries-honor-leadership-sustainability#comments Grapes Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:28:00 +0000 154181 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California wineries and vineyards are encouraged to apply for the unaugural Claifornia Green Medal, which seeks to honor sustainable winegrowing practices and leadership in the industry.</p> RBA inks deal with raisin packers at $1,775 per ton http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/rba-inks-deal-raisin-packers-1775-ton <div class="node-body article-body">Raisin Bargaining Association strikes 2014 price deal with California raisin packers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/rba-inks-deal-raisin-packers-1775-ton" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/rba-inks-deal-raisin-packers-1775-ton#comments Grapes Grapes Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:16:00 +0000 154011 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>California raisins dry under the intense summer sun.</p> Spotted lanternfly - a new threat to grapes, stone fruit? http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/spotted-lanternfly-new-threat-grapes-stone-fruit <div class="node-body article-body">The invasive pest – spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula - has been found for the first time in the U.S. (Pennsylvania), and western-state growers should be aware of the insect’s host range which may include grapes and stone fruit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/spotted-lanternfly-new-threat-grapes-stone-fruit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/spotted-lanternfly-new-threat-grapes-stone-fruit#comments Grapes Foliar insects Stone Fruit Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:51:00 +0000 154021 at http://westernfarmpress.com Fast, furious grape harvest in Santa Lucia Highlands http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/fast-furious-grape-harvest-santa-lucia-highlands <div class="field-deck"> Good-to-superb quality grapes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Santa Lucia Highlands wine grape growers happy with early harvest. Quality looks good.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/fast-furious-grape-harvest-santa-lucia-highlands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/fast-furious-grape-harvest-santa-lucia-highlands#comments Grapes Grapes Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:17:00 +0000 153771 at http://westernfarmpress.com <p>Paraiso Vineyards is one of the Santa Lucia Highlands&#39; earliest grape plantings. Grapes at the vineyard were harvested earlier than usual this year, matching the experience of neighboring vineyards. Paraiso completed its harvest the last week of October.</p> 2014 California wine grape crop an excellent vintage http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/2014-california-wine-grape-crop-excellent-vintage <div class="field-byline"> Wine Institute </div> <div class="node-body article-body">California vintners and growers across the state are grateful for another excellent vintage, despite an ongoing drought and earthquake that rocked south Napa in late August as crush was getting underway. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/2014-california-wine-grape-crop-excellent-vintage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/2014-california-wine-grape-crop-excellent-vintage#comments Grapes Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:51:00 +0000 153591 at http://westernfarmpress.com Nab weed escapees with dormant season vineyard survey http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/nab-weed-escapees-dormant-season-vineyard-survey <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By reducing competition for water, nutrients and sunlight, effective weed control enhances the establishment of newly planted vines and improves the growth and yield of established vines. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/nab-weed-escapees-dormant-season-vineyard-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/nab-weed-escapees-dormant-season-vineyard-survey#comments Grapes Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:17:00 +0000 153481 at http://westernfarmpress.com Santa Cruz Mountains harvest features a fast, flavorful ending http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/santa-cruz-mountains-harvest-features-fast-flavorful-ending <div class="field-byline"> Greg Northcutt </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It may not have been a photo finish. But to Prudy Foxx, the end of the unusually early 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains harvest sure looked like a horse race.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/santa-cruz-mountains-harvest-features-fast-flavorful-ending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://westernfarmpress.com/grapes/santa-cruz-mountains-harvest-features-fast-flavorful-ending#comments Grapes Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:09:00 +0000 153471 at http://westernfarmpress.com