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Overall, growers predict a lighter crop by as much as 20 percent compared to 2016, which produced more than 800,000 tons of wine grapes in District 11 (San Joaquin County north of Highway 4 and Sacramento County south of Highway 50 and east of Interstate 5)


The winery, approximately 65 acres large, would be completed in three phases over the course of 13 years


An honoree of Wine Enthusiast's Wine Star Award for Wine Region of the Year in 2015 a combination of poor weather and labor shortages are leading to harvest troubles in Lodi ...


The first known commercial crop of California-grown Mencia, a red wine grape variety native to Spain, was harvested September 14 from Silvaspoons Vineyards near Galt, located in the Alta Mesa sub-appellation of the Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA). The nearly 1-acre block of Mencia yielded 2.7 tons with 2.2 tons going to Ursa Vineyards in El Dorado County, and 0.5 tons going to PRIE Vineyards in Lodi.


State and local promoters of the tunnels now contend that dozens of local water agencies representing millions of Californians are obligated to help foot the bill.


"This is a revenue issue. You cannot continue to farm these old blocks of Zinfandel that do not produce at a level that keeps price sustainable"


Swearingen was at the Grape Pavilion taking in her favorite part of the Grape Festival - and without a doubt the most unique feature of the long-running community fair.


Heat spike topped off 'extremely challenging' season marked by mildew in some varieties


Marc Lohnes brings over 40 years of wine industry experience, having worked for E&J Gallo for 24 years before consulting for vintner groups and fine wine & spirits sellers where he became familiar with Oak Ridge


Since 2013, Shinn has leased and managed the Cemetery Vineyard on Beckman Road east of Cherokee Memorial Park


He's been sports editor for the Stockton Record for 26 years ...


Field day and research group encourage programs to protect beneficial insects


With harvest coming in the next couple of months, new general manager Jen Berman has dived in, hiring a cellarmaster and preparing to hire a small harvest and cellar crew. The Lodi winery team is also pitching in for this year.


In late July, about three to four weeks before growers in the Lodi AVA were expected to start harvesting their Chardonnay and other early-ripening wine grape varieties, crop size appeared to be from average to a little larger, says veteran grower and consultant Mark Chandler, Lodi, Calif.


In this deal, Bedrock purchased from Frank Evangelho the 10-acre parcel of the vineyard that he owned. The remaining 26 acres are owned by PG&E and were leased to Frank Evangelho; Bedrock has taken over that lease. Manuel Carranza, the vineyard's longtime foreman, will stay on.


Proposed new Cal/OSHA regulations would apply between sunset and sunrise, and require lighting be provided in areas where workers may be on the ground within 25 feet of operating tractors, trucks and self-propelled or towed equipment. In addition, the employer would be required to provide and require workers to wear Class 2 high-visibility garments


Michael David Winery, a trending 600,000-case operation founded in 1984, launched California's 2017 crush July 24, one day earlier than the 2016 vintage. MDW picked about 1.5 acres of Chardonnay, which yielded slightly less than 10 tons, at the winery's Bare Ranch property on the west side of Lodi in the Mokelumne River sub-AVA, according to Adam Mettler, director of wine operations.


meeting the requirements of the International Organization of Standardization, a Geneva, Switzerland-based organization that sets various industrial, proprietary and commercial standards, including those for wine analysis


He enters a lot of competitions, believing that medals and other awards help introduce his wines to new customers; that strategy looks to be working as he presides over one of the busier tasting rooms and larger wine clubs - nearly 4,000 members - in the Sierra foothills.


ichael David Winery announced the addition of three new members to its sales team: Jennifer Lumley, John Martin, and Deanna Benzenberg, all of whom are assuming different sales responsibilities that will continue to drive success for the winery.

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