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Tag Archives: The Growers

• Wineries that stiff grape growers could be fined, not put out of business

Wineries that stiff grape growers could be fined, not put out of business

Out of the more than 2,200 wineries in California, 68 failed to pay for their grapes in the 2009-2011 period. And that could result in their being put out of business under current law. Now the state’s winegrape growers are backing a bill to offer a less severe penalty that would allow the wineries to […]

• Maryland: Growers report best harvest ever

Maryland: Growers report best harvest ever

The extreme weather that has hammered the region over the last year created a headache for Marylanders but created a boon for the state’s grape growers and winemakers. Grape growers from around Maryland are reporting “one of the best harvests on record” for 2010, officials with the Maryland Wineries Association said in a statement. This […]

• Ideal grape growing season for eastern U.S. vintners

Ideal grape growing season for eastern U.S. vintners

Wine makers have good reason to raise a glass this year. A hot, dry, summer has led to some of the best grape growing conditions in recent memory, with wine makers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York recording record years. “It might be the vintage of the decade,” said Randy Biehl, owner of Eveningside Vineyards […]

• East coast wine grape growers aim to be competitive & profitable

East coast wine grape growers aim to be competitive & profitable

The ground beneath vineyards and what grows there — in addition to grape vines — could play a role in making wine grape growers in North Carolina and elsewhere along the East Coast more competitive and profitable. That is the thinking behind a North Carolina State University study of the way wine grape growers produce […]

• Sonoma County grape growers eager to end 'worst season of lifetime'

Sonoma County grape growers eager to end 'worst season of lifetime'

Harvest in high gear to beat Friday rain. Mother Nature may deliver one last gut punch to grape growers before this historically dismal season comes to an end. Wet weather is bearing down on Sonoma County, and the rain expected to start Friday could deliver a fatal blow to grapes still hanging on the vine. […]

• Grapevine moth discovered in Santa Clara County

Grapevine moth discovered in Santa Clara County

Grape growers and wineries in parts of Santa Clara County will have to follow new rules on how they handle and process grapes after the European grapevine moth was discovered for the first time in the county. The San Jose Mercury News reports that three of the invasive pests were caught in traps placed in […]