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Passport Sunday 2018

Local media coverage highlights the day
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CA Prelimenary Crush Report Released

Solano County is Crush District 5 in the tables. Table 8 a good point to start
Click into analysis and link to hard data here

GRAPE CRUSH REPORT

2017 Preliminary CA grape crush report to be released Feb 9 at Noon
Click to access USDA/NASS report portal.

Feb Medfly Quarantine Meetng

Febuary 20 SCFA and SC Ag Comm meeting on Medfly quarantine announcement
click to read here

TTB Petition 160B Update

CAWG Jan 9,2018 response to TTB rulemaking concerning use of AVA and origin of grape information on exempt-COLA labels. Major out of state grape sales issue.
Click to read entire letter

Silicon Valley Bank Report

Premium wine sales tank in 3rd quarter to 0.3 percent, questions raised for future
click to read here

PD-GWSS Board update

Latest newsletter from the Board of Directors on PD and other vectors
click to access here

Family Wine Chronicle

First of New Year updates from Family Winemakers of Ca, updates to new laws of 2018
Click here

Dec MEDFLY UPDATE

Medfly Status Update from Simone Hardy, Solano Ag Commissioner
Click to read here

WOTUS rules proposed hold

Agencies seek 2 year hold to try and get revisions right
click for story here

Allied Grape Growers 2017 Harvest Summary

Allied Newsletter looks at early harvest results which are light
Clicj here for details

2018 Unified Symposium News

Program sessions and speakers set for Jan 23-25, 2018. Registration links, current topic updates.
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CDFA Medfly Quarantine Map

9-5-2017 Medfly Quarantine Interactive Map for Solano County. This can change with any new finds
Click here and enter your address when entry screen comes up

Medfly Quarantine Meeting Oct 4th

Solano County Ag Commissioner Office will hold a grower meeting on Medfly quarantine in effect Wed 10-4 evening 6-7PM at count offices
click here for details

Allied Grape Growers Susiun Valley Report

Solano County Ag Commissioner to hold grower meeting on Medfly Quarantine at County offices Wednesday evening 6-7P Oct 4th
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Caymus Suisun approval affirmed>

Solano County Board of Supervisors Affirms Planning Commission approval of new winery mid valley
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Solano Ag Commission Press Release on MedFly Find

A medfly has been found in Tolinas area and trapping started, possible quarantine may be invoked of additional Medfly found
Click to read Press Release here

Turretine Market Report 2017

Pre harvest assessment of grape market in primary catagories
Clikc for details here

Caymus Suisun Winery Approved

August 3, 2017 Solano County Planning Commission meeting approves permits to begin development
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Family Wine Chronicle

Lastest updates from Family Winemakers of CA
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Forecast North Coast Grape Supply Short

In the North Coast most is contracted and little for spot market
click here to read

Cabernet Pricing in CA

Napa cabernet grape prices are way out of line even given Napa's reputation, Solano in line.
Click for article and graphs here

IBWSS Bulk Wine Conference coming up

Global sourcing and sales for bulk wines convenes in July, Suisun Valley helps sponsor
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Wine Industry Insight reviews Allied report?

Lewis Perdue reviews the Allied Grape Growers report on Suisun Valley after attending presentation
Click to review article here

Allied Grape Growers Susiun Valley Report

Presented at the 4-7-2017 meeting in Suisun Valley, Allied has addressed the pricing differentials of AVA's vs rest of Solano
Click here to read 4 page report, it take a bit to download

Allied Grape Growers To Hold Suisun Valley Meeting April 7

In cooperation with SVVGA an informational half day morning meeting of interest to Suisun Valley and Green Valley growers will be held at Rockville Corners at 8A. All growers from this region are encouraged to attend. A hosted lunch and wine tasting will follow meeting. Full agenda linked below
click to review Full Agenda and Speakers here

EGVM traps to be set by Solano County Ag Commissioner

EGVM has been removed from Solano County but residual trapping has taken place since. 2017 traps will be installed by Solano County shortly
Click to read letter from Ag Commissioner here

Industry Status into 2017

Overview report from "State of the Industry" session at 2017 Unified; markets, grape supply, competition
Click here to read

Craft Bev Tax Modernization

Legiislation to significantly reduce Federal Excise Tax on wine production re introduced with wide support.
Click for details and calculator

Turrentine Market Outlook

January 2017 market update pre Unified presenations
Click to read here

2017 Regulatory Reform Starts

CAWG News opens year with key issues to grape growers and Ag.
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CAWG News at Christmas

End of year updates and thoughts for growers
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CAWG News 12-15-16

Includes coverage of TTB Notice 160 comments. This notice has significant implactions to Suisun Valley.
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CAWG Letter to TTB on Notice 160

Requests withdrawl of rulemaking and seeks full review of impacts to growers selling to out of state wineries using AVA origin in label
Clich here to review letter

TTB Notice 160 Major Issue

Final comments extended to Dec7 but call for longer period exists, impacts Suisun Valley directly
click for legal update

New Pesticide Regs Formulated

Quarter mile zone of any school, regulated spray intended
click for details here

Economics of Napa Cabernet

Grape price to bottle price model requires 100 to 140 multiplier
click to review

CAWG News 11-3-2016

Issues over new DPR regs regarding application distance from schools at 1 quarter mile
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CAWG NEWS 10-27-16

Weekly update, Unified information, much more
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SVVGA Scholarship Awarded to Sean Adams

First awarded scholarship of 5 year commitment to the Maurice J. Koch Memorial Scholarship at Solano Community College
Click here to read release

CAWG NEWS

Latest news CAWG as we move into October
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1st Maurice J Koch Scholarship Awarded

1st semester Solano Community College award an ongoing annual commitment going forward, 2 semesters per year
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CAWG NEWS

Current issue touches on host of end of season issues and supply demand thoughts
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2016 Wine Sales Strong

Wines and Vines metrics through August 2016 show very positive wine sales growth
Click for details here

New Winery/Vineyard Sales Tax Guide

CA BOE releases new guide on sales tax and ag exemptions.
Click for story

Family Winemakers Chronicle

Sept 2 issue covers end of Legislative two year session
click for story

AB1066 Passes

Ag Overtime Exemption to phase out over coming years
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True Cost to Employee of AB1066 : Bill pulled from vote 8-25-16

Very good coverage of how growers will cut hours if overtime exemption passes
Click to read

2015 Industry Econmic Impact

Wine-winegrape sectors and allied businesses total economic contribution $57.6 B annually to CA economy
Click to read research findings

CAWG Weekly Newsletter

End of July news and issues report
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CAWG Weekly newsletter

Summer Conference and other coverage
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Changes in Wine Supply Dyanmics

Update on grape and wine supply from Turrentine
Click to read here

CAWG NEWS

Weekly news from CAWG on statewide issues, Ban on EPA implementing WOTUS in funding bill
click to view here

State of CA Wine Sales

2015 revenue numbers on CA wine sales in US
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Maurice Koch

We are greatly saddened by the passing of Maurry Koch this past evening.
Please read our memorium by clicking here

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (“SGMA”)

Solano Ag Summit meeting notes on SGMA
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CAWG News

Summer Conference coming in couple weeks plus much more in monthly E-News
Click here to get full details

PD/GWSS assessment rate to $1.25

Board of Directors raises statewide grower assessment from $.75 to $1.25 for 2016 grape deliveries
Full details click here

AB 2757 now resurfaces as AB 1066

defeated earlier ag overtime exemption removal back as AB 1066
Click for more here

PD-GWSS Update

June 2016 Board Report on pest status and programs.
Click here to read

Family Wine Chronicle

Family Winemakers of CA weekly update focuses to election impacts
click here to read

North Coast Grape Set Good

Solid but average crop now present, expected improvement to 2015
Click to read report here

Health and Safety Seminar

Suisun Valley Fruit Growers holding seminar Sat June 4th on Health and Safety in field. Very timely!
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PD/GWSS Board Program Update

News on efforts to fight the spread of PD. $5M proposed for CA PD program
click for details here

Family Wine Chronicle

Assorted legislative issues relating to ag growers covered, AB 2757 placed in suspence file
Click for full newsletter here

$5M to PD/GWSS Efforts

AB 2714 would authorized direct funding from CA General Fund
Click for details

PD GWSS Monthly News

Latest updates on Pierces Disease and movement of Glassy Winged Sharp Shooter
Click here for details and newsletter

CAWG 2016 Summer Meeting

Details on this years 42nd annual meeting
Click here to learn more

2016 Legislation to Watch

Family Winemakers lists key bills and minimum wage legislation to watch closely
Click here to read

Turrentine 2016 Market Update

Look into 2016 supply and demand, caution last year missed forecast completely
Click here for report

Farmers Guild Entrepreneurial Intensive

Two day business planning seminar for farms March 12 & 13
Click here for details

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (“SGMA”)

Downy Brand law firm analysis of regulation development due June 2016
Click for full story here

Allied Grape Grower Winter 2016 Update

Quarterly newsletter giving first glimpse into 2016.
Click for 2016 update here

UC CA Video on Pearces Disease work

Most current work on this key grapevine issue
Click here for North Coast PD outbreaks

2016 Silicon Valley Bank "State of the Wine Industry"

Annual CA focused US wine supply and demand forecast for industry 2016. Big changes forecast, North Coast well positioned.
Click for link to pdf of full report

Doug Gubler Canker Disease Presentation

Jan 14, 2016 SVVGA seminar power point slides to review
Click here to access PDF to view or download

ABC revisions Social Media use

CA ABC issues social media guidance on now allowable postings
Click for details here

SID Initiates Water Allocation

First ag water allocation in district history now approved
Growers click for details here

Turrentine Market Outlook

Nov 2015 Market Update on grape harvest and bulk wines
Click for report

Fall 2015 Allied Grape Growers Update

Post harvest analysis of what happened in 2015 growing season
Click here for details

SVB State of Wine Industry Survey

Expanded focus of annual Silicon Valley Bank survey seeks your thoughts
Click here to take survey and get results back

Rootstock 2015 Trade Show Nov 12

Annual grape grower seminars and trade show features 120+ exhibitors
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AB 780 & 776 Law

Two new laws address use of social media mentions by wineries
Click to read concise review here

Big Legislative Win on Tied House

AB780 signed that allows mentioning retailers in winery marketing over Socal Media
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Kronenberg to retire from Family Winemakers

Paul Kronenberg retires end of 2016
Click to read here

Grapevine Trunk Diseases on Rise

Global reality these wood diseases have become top concern
Click for the story here

Grape Supplies Tighten on Short Crop

North Coast grape supply is not expanding
Click to read story

North Coast PD research approved

PD/GWSS Board Approves new PD study as new outbreaks continue
Click for full details here

PD/GWSS on rise in North Coast

Board meets to discuss spread
Click for details here

Allied Grape Growers Report

Annual Report to membership show North Coast strength
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Red Blotch Infection Rates

Three year broad vineyard testing reveals extent across vineyards
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PD Referendum Passes

CA Grape Growers approve continued PD/GWSS assessment
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North Coast Cabernet Market

Turentine Outlook sees slower winery contracting currently
Click for graphs and details

Tree Assistance Program expanded

Red Blotch grapevines removal program has been approved for funding assistance.
Details on TPA click here

UNCORKED June 20th

Complete details on wineries pouring and chefs cooking
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PD/GWSS Referrendum Updae

40% Vote Threshold reached, final ballots still sought to June 10
Click here to learn status


PD/GWSS VOTE EXTENDED

Second ballot mailed out, June 10 new Deadline to vote. VOTE
Growers learn more about election by clicking hee

Vineyard Economics Seminar

Highlights of presentations at 2015 Seminar
Click to read full article here

PDGWSS Vote Extended

May 10th extended deadline
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Allied Grape Growers Spring 2015

Quarterly Newsletter from Allied on Acreage and Crop Forecast
Click here to access report

New Biological Fungicide Released

Fracture, from FMC, prevents and kills fungal cells like Powdery Mildew
Click to read more on new plant based fungal

Tied House Fix Bills Advance

Three separate bills moving to update and fix issues with CA ABC laws
Click for details from Family Winemakers

Associate Member BBQ

An Associate Membership Event May 29
Click here to read details and RSVP

Wine Sales Show Strong Industry

Metrics show healthy Direct to Consumer and Off Premise
Click for report on March numbers

New CalOSHA heat safety regs

Updated regulations for worker heat safety standards issued
Click here for details on new regulations

PD Referendum

Pierce’s disease/glassy-winged sharpshooter referendum website up for pending vote
Click to access the entire PD/GWS site

Pierce's Disease Vote Upcoming

PD reauthorization vote coming this spring, grower information to come
Click for YES ON PD CAMPAIGN. Outreach efforts underway

2014 CA CRUSH REPORT RELEASED

2014 Preliminary Grape Crush Report data now released
Click here to access the Grape Crush Reports in XLS or PDF formats

AGG Uniifed 2015 State of Industry

Allied Grape Growers presentation during the State of the Industry at 2015 Unified Wine and Grape
Jeff Bitter Presentation click here and then top link on their page

Pierce's Disease Assessment Vote

Referendum ballots will be mailed to California growers March 30, 2015
Read more for details on PD/GWSS election click here

Allied Grape Growers Industry Update

Winter 2015: estimate of 2014 California wine grape crop and more
Winter 2015 Allied Grape Growers Newsletter covering coming crush report, click here.

Family Wine Chronicle

Family Winemakers of California January 26, 2015
Four key messages came out last week's Family Winemakers annual membership meeting, click here

Family Wine Chronicle

Family Winemakers of California January 19, 2015 Pre Unified update
Click here for the pre Unified post from Family

SVB 2015 Wine Report

Silicon Valley Bank Wine Report release week of Jan 19,2015
Click for Sign Up: SVB Wine Report Released Next Week

CAWG Jan 8, 2015 Newsletter

"The early registration discount deadline for CAWG members attending the 2015 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium ends on January 20."
Click Here: Your source for CAWG and industry news

CAWG member legal services program

NEW CAWG member benefit of free quarterly half hour legal time with majfor firm explained Jan 13
Legal Services Webinar Registration

CAWG News Dec 18,2014

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) held a meeting today to begin a review process of the California Grapevine Registration and Certification Program.
Click here for your source for CAWG and industry news

CAWG NEWS December 4th, 2014

2015 Unified Keynote Speaker Announced Rick Tigner, president of Jackson Family Wines. Emergency Water Bill Introduced in Congress, CDFA Schedules Meeting on Grapevine R & C Certification Program and much more
CLICK HERE FOR your source for CAWG and industry news

FPS:Grapevine Red Blotch

FPS Research Shows Red Blotch in Calif. Since 1940
FPS Meeting Provides Update on CDFA Grapevine Certification Program Revision Plan

CAWG News Nov 20,2014

Your source for CAWG and industry news
Weekly CAWG member newletter covering industry issues

Allied Grape Growers
Fall Update

At one point or another, we have all had to merge onto a freeway. It can be a dangerous thing to do as you try to match your speed with the speed of traffic while simultaneously hoping that someone will make room for you to enter into the “slow” lane.
Read the 2014 Fall Update from Allied Grape Growers


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