alifornia's wine grape cultivation began in El Dorado County even before the Gold Rush of 1849. Topography, soils and altitudes in our area create varied microclimates consistent with the best known grape growing regions of the world. The premium grapes grown in these settings are ideally suited for diversification of wine product lines, unique offerings to wine clubs, or differentiation in today's competitive marketplace.
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Renowned Viticulturist Stan Grant to discuss key elements of vineyard management during the ripening phase.
While wine grape vineyards are intensely managed early season and mid season, this not the case after veraison. During the ripening period, wine grapes typically receive irrigations, but little else. It is, however, a period rife with viticultural risks. The most common ripening period risks for grapevines include tissue damaging stresses associated with water, heat, sunlight, and potassium. The nature of these risks, strategies to manage them, and tactics for very high temperatures are the topic of the presentation Ripening Period Vineyard Management.
The El Dorado Wine Grape Growers will be sponsoring this event at their August 16th Meeting, 6:00pm at The Veterans Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville 95667 CA. This event is free to attend.
About Stan Grant
Stan Grant’s viticulture career began 31 years ago when he worked as a field assistant with the University of California Cooperative Extension then moved to industry positions with Gallo Vineyards and Duarte Nursery before starting his consulting company, Progressive Viticulture in 2000. He has written several research based articles for industry newsletters and trade journals and provides technical services for vineyard development and wine grape production. For more information go to http://www.progressivevit.com
Inspecting green-growing vines for VMB:
Vine mealybug has been found on recent nursery shipments of green-growing vines in the North Coast region.
Follow the newsletter link below to learn more. The newsletter can be used as training tool for crews inspecting vines as they are received
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Stephanie & Allie Caruso
- Caruso Family Vineyards
- Somerset, CA
At 2100', the rich soil has granite sand and silica. The vineyards are planted with Zindandel (Deaver), Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc.