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Organic Wine Study-Price or Taste?

Dan Organic, This Land of Ours, Wine

You swish around a sip of organic wine in your mouth and it might tempt your taste buds, but that doesn’t mean you’ll pay more for it. Cathy Isom tells us wine lovers aren’t willing to pay more for that bottle, even if it’s labeled organic. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.   Organic agriculture around the world …

California Wine Shows Strength in Challenging Economy

Dan Industry News Release, Wine 218 Comments

2015 Annual Economic Impact Grows to $57.6 Billion in California, $114.1 Billion in U.S. The California wine and winegrape sector and allied businesses deliver a total economic contribution of $57.6 billion annually to the state’s economy and $114.1 billion annually to the U.S. economy according to a new report commissioned by Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers.  …

National Wine Day

Dan This Land of Ours, Wine 12 Comments

National Wine Day is celebrated annually on May 25th. Cathy Isom lets you know why you’ll want to raise your glass, or two, and cheer the humble grape. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Identifying Vine Mealybug, A Growing Problem

Taylor Hillman Pest Update, Tree, nut & vine crops, Wine 6 Comments

Vine mealybug continues to be spotted in vineyards along the coast. Identifying this emerging pest early can save a producer in the long run. San Luis Obispo Viticulture Farm Advisor Mark Battany blogged about identifying vine mealybug in vineyards. The bug is an emerging problem for grape growers and he says it continues to spread along the coast, spotted in …

California Grape Acreage Report

Dan Commodity Report, Tree, nut & vine crops, Wine 9 Comments

California Grape Acreage Report, 2015 Summary Results California’s 2015 grape acreage totaled 918,000 acres. Of the total grape acreage, 856,000 were bearing while 62,000 were non-bearing. The wine-type grape acreage is estimated at 608,000 acres. Of the total acres, 560,000 were bearing and 48,000 were non-bearing. Table-type grape acreage totaled 124,000 acres with 112,000 bearing and 12,000 non-bearing. Acreage of …

2016 Central Coast Wine Competition Taking Entries

Sabrina General, Wine 0 Comments

The Central Coast Wine Competition is now accepting entries for the 2016 competition. It will take place June 14-16, 2016. The competition staff strongly encourages wineries to take advantage of the opportunity to enter the competition online at

California Winegrape Crush Down from 2014

Sabrina General, Wine 0 Comments

Winegrape crush down 5 percent The California Agricultural Statistics Service released its annual Preliminary Grape Crush Report, summarizing the size and value of the 2015 California grape crush. Allied Grape Growers estimated a 3.7 million ton winegrape crush, as did most industry observers, prior to the release of the report. There will be few surprised by the crush size, as …