The Vine Line Podcast

The Vine Line podcast is an audio resource produced by the Lake County Winegrape Commission for grape growers and winemakers. It includes lectures and other technical presentations from across the California wine industry. See episode descriptions below.

You can also subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

Track Listing

“All About Clear Lake”

Greg Giusti, an emeritus advisor to the California Extension, has spent a career studying Clear Lake the largest lake totally in California. At a recent event in Lakeport, California, Giusti shares his insights from a career studying the lake.

“GRN Rootstocks”

In this episode, Dr. Andrew Walker, a professor at the U.C. Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology will conclude this series with a discussion of GRN Rootstocks. He will talk about how these rootstocks are at the cutting edge of efforts to fight the diseases that threaten vineyards.

“Trunk Diseases”

In this episode, Kendra Baumgartner talks about diagnosing trunk diseases and treating them once that diagnosis has been established. Kendra is an adjunct professor at the University of California and a research plant pathologist at the USDA-ARS.

“Canopy Management”

This episode features Kaan Kurtural, an extension specialist at the UC Extension’s experimental station in Oakville, California. Kaan takes an in-depth look at canopy management in vineyards. His focus is on practices that help to optimize crop load, yield efficiency, and sustainability.

“Drought Management”

California has a Mediterranean climate. So even though recent years have been rainy, drought is an ever present concern. In this episode, Associate Professor Megan Bartlett from UC Davis looks at the phenomenon and ways to prepare vineyards to minimize the effect of drought years that certainly lie ahead.

“Smoke Taint”

This is a one-hour, highly technical exploration of the impact of smoke on grapes and wine. The participants, who took part in a forum held in Lake County in the spring of 2019, include Glenn McGourty, Dr. Anita Oberholster, and Dr. Michael Jones of the UC Cooperative Extension.

Calendar of Events

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LCWC Board Meeting 4:00 pm
LCWC Board Meeting @ LCWC Office
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Agenda – LCWC Board Meeting, December 3, 2019
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Crop Insurance Webinar Series 10:00 am
Crop Insurance Webinar Series
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Crop Insurance Webinar Series
Crop Insurance 101 As the harvest season wraps up, it’s time to start planning for next year. An important part of your 2020 planning process is risk management of your most valuable asset – –[...]
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Crop Insurance Webinar Series 10:00 am
Crop Insurance Webinar Series
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Crop Insurance Webinar Series
Crop Insurance 102 Whether you are new to crop insurance or you’ve been purchasing it for many years, CAWG is committed to bringing you education on the most current industry topics. Our Crop 102 webinar[...]
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UCCE Lake & Mendocino IPM Seminar 7:30 am
UCCE Lake & Mendocino IPM Seminar @ UC Hopland Research and Extension Center
Dec 13 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
22nd Annual UCCE Lake & Mendocino IPM Seminar   UC Hopland Research and Extension Center 4070 University Road, Hopland Rod Shippey Hall Friday, December 13, 2019 Doors open 7:30 am for Registration Seminar starts at[...]
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Crop Insurance Webinar Series 10:00 am
Crop Insurance Webinar Series
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Crop Insurance Webinar Series
Whole Farm Revenue Protection Want to protect your crop against price and market losses? Maybe Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) is for you! Join CAWG on Wednesday, December 18th at 10:00 am to learn more[...]
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