A new winemaker panel and seminar at WiVi Central Coast on March 25, 2020 will explore what's new in terms of wine styles, varieties and trends. Leading the discussion is Chris Shackelford, chef and sommelier at Trelio restaurant based in Clovis. Now is your opportunity to submit wines and be considered for the 2020 WiVi winemaker panel
Foundation Plant Services (FPS) has been testing grapevines in its foundation vineyards for grapevine red blotch virus (GRBV) since 2013. Red blotch infection rate remains extremely low in the Classic Foundation Vineyard. Infection rates ranged from 0% to 0.21% from 2013 to 2019, with only one of 4,075 vines infected in 2019. Russell Ranch Vineyard remained unaffected until 2017 when five of 4,132 vines, only 0.1%, were infected with GRBV. Since then, despite significant efforts to prevent the occurrence of the disease, the infection rate in the vineyard has increased to 0.5% (24 of 4,406) in 2018 and 7.1% (339 of 4,761) in 2019
Seven family-owned and operated El Dorado County wineries, and regional vendors host an evening of wine sampling and entertainment on Tuesday, November 5th at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada.