American AgCredit Now Offering ‘Terrain’

Starting last November, American AgCredit is now offering Terrain, a team of analysts and economists who provide insights on economic factors, trends and markets. Terrain’s senior wine and grape analyst, Dr. Chris Bitter, has published his first outlook, “2022 Grape Crush: Don’t Bet Too Heavily on a Repeat Performance.” In the outlook he writes, “Growth […]

Press Release: Lake County Winegrape Commission Awarded Grant Supporting Pruning School

December 8, 2022, Kelseyville, Calif. — The Lake County Winegrape Commission announces it secured a grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to fund Lake County Pruning School over multiple growing seasons. The grant is part of the 2022 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) and will provide funding to the Commission […]

Press Release: FELCO Teams Up With Lake County Winegrape Commission to Sponsor Forthcoming Pruning School

October 31, 2022, Lake County, Calif.— FELCO USA joins Lake County Winegrape Commission as a major sponsor for the forthcoming Lake County Pruning School, the first of its kind for a regional organization. The immersive training program, delivered in collaboration with Simonit & Sirch and with the sponsorship of FELCO, will be held beginning in December and is offered […]

Jacopo Miolo demonstrates pruning practices in the vineyard

Press Release: Lake County Winegrape Commission Announces Launch of Lake County Pruning School by Simonit & Sirch

October 10th, 2022, Lake County, Calif.— The Lake County Winegrape Commission announces the launch of the inaugural Lake County Pruning School, which will be held beginning in December 2022 and presented in both English and Spanish. The first of its kind for a regional organization, the immersive training program will be delivered in collaboration with […]

Press Release: Lake County Stands Apart With New Ad Campaign

Kelseyville, Calif. May 31, 2022 –The Lake County Winegrape Commission is “raising a little dust” with the introduction of a new advertising campaign, taking a slightly different approach from the expected wine industry messages. Slated to appear in the June/July California edition of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, a full-page ad taps directly into the “disruptive” volcanic nature […]

Press Release: Lake County Winegrape Commission Awards Future of Ag Scholarship

Kelseyville, Calif. May 26, 2022 – The Lake County Winegrape Commission recently awarded its inaugural “Future of Agriculture” scholarship to Atlantis Jones, a senior graduating from Upper Lake High School. The $5,000 scholarship, awarded on behalf of Lake County Winegrowers, was presented during the Upper Lake High School’s Senior Scholarship and Awards Night. “It is […]

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Multi-State Partnership Advances Sustainability in the U.S. Wine Industry through Research, Education and Promotion

News from CSWA & Wine Institute SAN FRANCISCO — The largest winegrowing states in the country — California, Oregon, New York and Washington, which produce 95% of U.S. wine — have established educational and certification sustainability programs over the past two decades, furthering the widespread adoption of sustainable practices by U.S. winegrowers and winemakers. Since 2018, wine organizations from the four states have been partnering […]

Crunchy Spring Rolls with Asian Walnut Dipping Sauce

A note from the Chef Cheryl Forberg, RD: Feel free to mix and match your favorite veggies in this scrumptious appetizer. For a more substantial meal, shredded roast chicken, BBQ pork or chopped (cooked) shrimp can be added as well.  Yield: 16 spring rolls Ingredients: 1 – 12 ounce package spring roll skins (Available in Asian […]

Grilled Merguez Meatballs

A note from the Chef Cheryl Forberg, RD: This recipe is an adaptation from the original by Chef Melissa Clark of the New York Times. I have shaped this traditional Middle Eastern sausage into small meatballs that I like to cook on the grill. I serve them with grilled mini pita bread, hummus, thinly sliced […]

Cucumber Gazpacho recipe from Tammy Lipps, The Ripe Choice Farm & Catering

Cool Cucumber-Green Grape Gazpacho

Ingredients 5 cups hothouse cucumbers, peeled and seeded 1-1/2 cups green grapes 1 clove garlic, crushed 1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2-3 teaspoons Champagne vinegar 1/2 to 1 cup water (for desired consistency) Sea salt and fresh pepper to taste Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor. […]


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