Financial Resources for Grape Growers:

CAWG Crop Insurance 101 Webinar Dec 1, 2021 (The Basics of Crop Insurance):

Video Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

CAWG Crop Insurance 102 Webinar Dec 7, 2021 (Updates and Intricacies):

Video Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

CAWG Changes in Employment Law Webinar Dec 8, 2021

Video Recording

PowerPoint Presentation

Crop Insurance Claims Checklist

American Ag Crop Insurance Video Presentation Jan 12

American Ag Crop Insurance Worksheet for 2021

American Ag Financial Tools & Resources Presentation Slides

American Ag Financial Tools & Resources Video Presentation Recording

Market Reports

Silicon Valley Bank – State of the Wine Industry Report Jan 19, 2022

Ciatti January 2022 California Report

Ciatti January 2022 Global Report

Ciatti December Global Report

Ciatti December California Report

Ciatti Global Market Report November

Ciatti October Market Report

Turrentine Market Report October

Potter Valley Project:

Cover Letter – request to support MCFB’s position against decommissioning

Letter to Congressman Huffman regarding his recent statements about decommissioning

Signature Page

Smoke Exposure

How to calculate wine grape smoke damage payable loss for crop insurance claims

Smoke Exposure FAQs for Crop Insurance

Smoke Taint and Crop Insurance Information – American Ag Loan

Smoke Exposure Testing Labs:




Laboratory Accreditation: ISO 17025 

CALIFORNIA, DAVIS,UC Davis CA&ES Analytical Laboratory 


Notes: This laboratory tests wine samples only. 

CALIFORNIA, SACRAMENTO, The Center for Analytical Chemistry (CDFA) 

Contact: or (916) 228-6844

Laboratory Accreditation: ISO 17025 

Notes: This laboratory tests wine grapes only.



Laboratory Accreditation: ISO 17025 


3450 Broad Street – Suite 101
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

COLORADO, DENVER, Ellipse Analytics 

Laboratory Accreditation: ISO 17025 

Notes: This laboratory tests grapes, wine, and juice. 

LOUISIANA, NEW ORLEANS,Eurofins Analytical Laboratories Inc. 

Laboratory Accreditation: ISO 17025  

Contact: Tammy Tran  or (504) 297-3400  


Due to complexities of international shipments, it is recommended to only ship wine samples to international laboratories following the appropriate regulations of the destination country.  

AUSTRALIA, Australian Wine Research Institute


Laboratory Accreditation: ISO 17025



Laboratory Accreditation: ISO 17025 

CHILE, DICTUC Laboratory of the Catholic University of Chile  

Contact: Maria Ines Espinoza  

Laboratory Accreditation: ISO 17025 and 9001  

Notes: Lab can dedicate 2 GCMS for the processing of samples.  

FRANCE, Dubernet Labs  

Contact: Vincent Bouazza  

Laboratory Accreditation: ISO 17025   

Notes: Lab has a capacity of up to 100-150 samples/week of wine depending on lab activity during harvest period. 

SPAIN, Excell Iberica Laboratories  

Contact: Antonio Palacios  

Laboratory Accreditation: ISO 17025 

Notes: Excell Iberica Laboratories has GC/MS chromatography to measure volatile phenols. 

Supra Research and Development

Location: British Columbia, Contact: Matt Noestheden 250-469-3923, Type: Comprehensive (free and bound smoke markers)

Drought Tips – Water Conservation in the Vineyard

UC Davis – Irrigation Management for Grapevines 2021

Heat Stress Mitigation in the Vineyard – May 2021

UC Davis Drought Tips 2015

Irrigation Management of Winegrapes with a Limited Water SupplyDivision of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California

Fruition Sciences‘ blog posts on heatwaves, drought, and sap flow:

  1. Crop Coefficient (1): plant-based vs. vineyard based
  2. Crop coefficient (2) : Why using a plant based crop coefficient ?
  3. Crop coefficient (3): monitoring transpiration ratio variations during growth
  4. Crop coefficient (4) : how does heat wave effect water use?
  5. Crop Coefficient (5) : How heat affects maximal vine water needs and water deficit?

How to assess vine water status in a heatwave

Fruition Video: Irrigation Webinar – Heat Waves

Vineyard Irrigation with a Limited Supply of Water by Glenn McGourty

Growers Tool Kit to Sell More Grapes

Are you ready for a grape buyer’s visit?

Resources growers need to have for grape buyers:

  • Vineyard Map (blocks color coded by varietal) to include the following information: rootstocks, budwood, spacing, vines/acre, soil types

Apps to help create the map – Google Earth, Avenza Maps

  • Pesticide Use Reports – and Recommendations from PCA
  • Certifications (CCOF, Fish Friendly, CSWA, Historic Vineyard Society, Demeter-USA etc.)
  • Pruning practices
  • Irrigation practices
  • Historical tonnage reports from past 5 years
  • Sales history to wineries – awards wines made from your grapes received
  • Talking points on what makes your vineyard, site, farming practices
  • special/different from your neighbor
  • Vineyard Management assistance?
  • Harvest capabilities
    • Gondola-Bin Type
    • Equipment
    • Machine harvester

Practical advice for a grape buyer’s visit:

  • Dress for success…wear clean work clothes
  • Clean your vehicle for the vineyard tour
  • Prioritize the grape buyer’s visit – nothing is more important than being ready
  • Your vineyard office, shop etc. are a reflection of your attention to detail – keep it clean and organized

Dieback Syndrome 2021

Delayed Spring Growth and Cold Damage in the Vineyard June 17th Webinar
presented by UC Davis

Cold Fall and Arid Winter Conditions Wreak Spring Havoc in Some Vineyards


How to Transition to Organic or Bio-Dynamic Farming

CCOF Certification

Demeter Certification

California Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Workbook

Other Resources

2019 Final Grape Crush Report

Mendocino 2019 Grape Crush Report Press Release

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service maintains a soil survey of all the soils in the nation. To find the soil type(s) for a specific parcel, go to the Web Soil Survey (WSS).

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