Lodi Winegrape Commission Announces New Executive Director

Originally published on April 5, 2018 at http://www.lodigrowers.com/lodi-winegrape-commission-announces-new-executive-director/
The Lodi Winegrape Commission, representing more than 750 winegrape growers farming 110,000 acres which includes 85 wineries in the Lodi American Viticulture Area (AVA), has announced the appointment of Stuart Spencer as Executive Director, effective immediately.
Spencer was promoted from Program Manager for the Lodi Winegrape Commission, a position he has held

Winners Announced for Fourth Annual California Green Medal: Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards

Article originally published at https://www.bizjournals.com/losangeles/prnewswire/press_releases/California/2018/03/29/DC52201
SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The California Green Medal winners have been announced for the fourth annual Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards.  The California Green Medal recognizes the leadership of wineries and vineyards committed to sustainability and is presented by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance, California Association of Winegrape Growers, Wine Institute, Lodi Winegrape

Covenant finds adventurous grapes for its premium kosher wines in Lodi

(originally published on http://www.lodiwine.com/blog/ on March 9, 2018)
Covenant finds adventurous grapes for its premium kosher wines in Lodi

Covenant owner Jeff Morgan doing the only thing he is allowed to do in his own kosher winery (clean-up!)
At Covenant Wines in Berkeley late last month (February 2018), winery owner Jeff Morgan laid out his two current Zinfandels, both grown in Lodi, on the table, and

Cliff Ohmart Retires from SureHarvest

(this story originally published here.)
Cliff Ohmart, original architect of LODI RULES and sustainability giant, announces his retirement by Randy Caparoso

Dr. Clifford P. Ohmart, early 2017

It is largely agreed, within the American winegrowing industry, that the Lodi Viticultural Area’s crowning achievement has been the establishment, in 2005, of LODI RULES for Sustainable Winegrowing. What you might not know

Kids Explain Sustainability

This January, LODI RULES filmed a video where children and grandchildren of LODI RULES farmers and vintners explain SUSTAINABILITY. Watch ten adorable children, without any preparation, give incredibly insightful and often funny views on sustainability.
A special thanks to our wonderful, dedicated LODI RULES families who came together one Saturday afternoon to make this video a reality!  Thank you

Esteemed California Sustainable Winegrowing Program Lodi Rules™ Goes International

(Originally published on Wine Industry Advisor on January 17, 2018.)
Israel’s Golan Heights and Galil Mountain Wineries Achieve Historic Certification
January 17, 2018, LODI, CA – The LODI RULES™ Sustainable Winegrowing Program, created by the Lodi Winegrape Commission and third-party certified by Protected Harvest, is making its first foray into the international market. Golan Heights Winery and subsidiary Galil

Measuring Sustainability

Wines & Vines – Editorial Column
By: Clifford Ohmart
September 2011
“The wine community has embraced the concept of sustainability like no other cropping system. Since the early 1990s winegrowers and winemakers have been committed to moving along the sustainability continuum, from less sustainable to more sustainable. For the most part, progress has been

Just Released! A Practical Guide to Sustainable Winegrape Growing

View from the Vineyard: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Winegrape Growing
By: Clifford Ohmart
September 2011
SureHarvest’s Cliff Ohmart, author and entomologist, brings reason and clarity to the politically loaded and amorphously defined popular world of sustainable viticulture with this unique and comprehensive examination of the subject.  View from the Vineyard does much

Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association: Launches interactive trade website

Date: April 20, 2011
By: Michelle Rothmeyer
In an effort to provide a more informative, interactive online experience for retailers, restaurateurs, food service personnel and members of the agricultural industry, the Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association (WPVGA) has redesigned and launched http://www.wisconsinpotatoes.com. The site focuses solely on the needs of trade members,

Healthy Grown Program Update

March 22, 2011
By: Deana Knuteson, University of Wisconsin – Madison
The “Healthy Grown” potato program has enjoyed continual success since its inception enrolling 4000-6000 acres annually (10-15% of the Wisconsin fresh potato crop).  We have been successful in developing educational tools to help growers advance their practices to use more biologically-based, less toxic practices, to