Sutton Ferneries Awarded BloomCheck Certification

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For Sutton Ferneries, BloomCheck certification was a chance to complete the sustainability path the company had been on for a few years.
And it fit CEO Michele Sutton’s vision for how the company should be run.

The team at Sutton Ferneries worked together to align the company operations and production into alignment with BloomCheck

Mellano & Co Achieves BloomCheck Certification

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Mellano & Company, a prominent presence on the landscape of California flower farming for more than 90 years, has recently achieved their BloomCheck certification for their sustainable practices on their farm in northern San Diego County.

Mellano & Company recently received their BloomCheck Certification, recognizing their farm for their commitment to sustainable flower and

Albertsons Companies Welcomes BloomCheck Certification

Albertsons Companies Welcomes BloomCheck Certification
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Albertsons recently added the BloomCheck certification program to its list of approved sustainability certification programs used to certify the plants, flowers and greens sold through their Debi Lilly line of floral products. BloomCheck provides retailers and their customers with a third-party certification that assures that farms are not

Lodi ‘Newcomers’ Making Their Mark at Klinker Brick

Originally published by Bob Highfill on October 2, 2018 at http://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Lodi

Joseph Smith, left, and Chris Rivera comprise the winemaking team at Klinker Brick Winery.
Joseph Smith and Chris Rivera are the winemaking team at Lodi’s renowned Klinker Brick Winery.
Smith hails from the Caribbean nation of Belize, while Rivera’s parents immigrated to the U.S. from Michoacán, Mexico.
Smith has been Klinker

Holman Cellars pays homage to Lodi vineyards with natural style wines

Originally published on October 4, 2018 by Randy Caparoso at http://www.lodiwine.com/blog/Holman-Cellars-pays-homage-to-Lodi-vineyards-with-natural-style-wines
As wineries go, the Napa based Holman Cellars is definitely small-fry – only about 1,200 cases a year, which is probably just right for owner/winemaker Jason Holman, who labors as a 1-man team. And because Mr. Holman is all about, as he puts it, “unique things,” at least 60% of

THE RED BORDEAUX GRAPES OF LODI

Originally published by Randy Caparoso on October 1, 2018 at https://www.lodigrowers.com/varietal-focus-sauvignon-blanc/
Cabernet Sauvignon has been the most popular varietal red wine in the American wine industry for longer than anyone can remember. Most certainly, it has been #1 ever since the days when sales of varietal wines began to overtake generic wines (such as “Burgundy” and “Chablis”) some time during the

LODI NOMINATED FOR BEST WINE REGION

Originally published on July 30, 2018 ahttps://www.lodigrowers.com/lodi-nominated-for-best-wine-region/
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VARIETAL FOCUS: TEMPRANILLO

Originally published by Randy Caparoso on July 16, 2018 at https://www.lodigrowers.com/varietal-focus-tempranillo/

Tempranillo is known by over a dozen synonyms in its native country of Spain. In Portugal’s Douro region, where it is used for Port, it is called Tinta Roriz. The name of the grape comes from the Spanish word temprano, for “early,” in reference to the fact

VARIETAL FOCUS: SAUVIGNON BLANC

Originally published by Randy Caparoso on July 19, 2018 at https://www.lodigrowers.com/varietal-focus-sauvignon-blanc/
At the Lake County Sauvignon Blanc Experience event in May, the famous French ampelographer Jean-Michel Boursiquotexplained that the name is derived from the French word sauvage; in reference to the grape’s tendency to grow wild or “untamed,” putting out a prolific amount of canes, leaves and fruit. While the