California vineyards and wineries are working to preserve the land and their businesses for future generations as part of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance Sustainable Winegrowing Program.
After two consecutive freezing winters, the mild winter of 2015-2016 was a welcome change. But, the unseasonably warm temperatures could potentially pose some risks to grapevines in the Northeast and Midwest.
Pierce’s disease hit hard in California’s Sonoma and Napa counties this past year. According to Rhonda Smith, University of California Cooperative Extension viticulture farm advisor, even sites that are typical “hot spots” for the disease lost hundreds of vines more than they have in past years.