Winery Resources

Heat Waves – How to Manage in Winemaking

Powdery Mildew in the Cellar

Grower Resources

Crop Estimation of Grapes

Vineyard Sign Order Form

Past Grower Roundtable Resources

Spring/Early Summer Vineyard Inputs – May 17th, 2023

Ciatti Presentation – March 16, 2022

Wilbur Ellis Presentation Recap – May 25, 2022

Grants, Loans & Local Resources for Farm Funding

Farm Service Agency, Revenue Loss Assistance & Disaster Assistance programs – March 15, 2023

Market Reports

2021 Mendocino County Crush Report Press Release

2021 USDA Preliminary Grape Crush Report

Mendocino Co. Water Updates Webinar Presentations

Beth Salamone – Russian River Flood Control District

Zac Robinson – Husch Vineyards

Soil Health Webinar Presentations:

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

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

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

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

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

Spring Dieback 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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