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The End of the Email Morning Nightmare

How many out there have an email nightmare every morning?  Until I finally organized and categorized my emails it was taking me a substantial amount of time to read, sort, print, delete, etc., etc.  Since I don’t have substantial amount of time each morning to spend on such things…well you can imagine – it’s kinda like that junk drawer in the kitchen but much more important to keep organized.

The Sonoma County Pruning Championship

Today, Friday, February 22, 2013 is the Sonoma County Pruning Championship - This contest recognizes the invaluable contributions of the men and woman that work in the vineyards. The contestants have won in their respective "areas" or "appellations" and today compete in the final Championship.

Night Harvest Head Lamps Available Now

Due to increasing demand for Head Lamps we are now carrying three styles.  They're listed under Harvest --> Headlamps.  Call for quotes 800-544-2210.

DON'T MISS THE Central Coast Wine Growers Assoc. Summer Extravaganza

Summer Extravaganza

Join the Central Coast Wine Growers Association for the annual summer Fund Raising Event of wine tasting, dinner, live and silent auctions.

When:   Saturday, August 11, 2012

Where: Edwards Barn in Nipomo
  1095 Pomeroy
  Nipomo, CA  93444
  (Corner of Pomeroy and Willow Pass Rd)

Upcoming Seminars and Meetings

North Coast:  May 17th, 2012

Sonoma County Winegrape Commission and CAWG - Contracts, Liens and the Legal Ramifications ... http://www.sonomawinegrape.org/rsvp-now-may-17-smart-marketer-seminar-on-the-legal-ramifications-of-selling-grapes

2011 California Wine Shipments Within U.S. Reach All-Time High: U.S. Is World’s Largest Wine Market

GREAT NEWS for anyone anywhere in the U.S. in the wine and grape industry!!  Reprinted from Sonoma Marin Farm News - April 2012

Sales of California wine within the U.S. in 2011 grew to a record 211.9 million cases, up 5.6 percent in volume compared to the previous year. The estimated retail value of these shipments was $19.9 billion, according to wine industry consultant Jon Fredrikson of Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates in Woodside. Global 2011 California wine sales to all markets in the U.S. and worldwide also increased 5.6 percent to 256.6 million cases.

Frost Control Training - Online Audio/Video - UC Davis

Rhonda Smith, Viticulture Farm Advisor, UCCE shared this link to this very informative Frost Protection training from UC Davis.  Everything you ever wanted to know about Frost Protection in a 4 part audio plus video training.  Easy to navigate - you can watch just the part you are interested in.  With Frost Season upon us we hope you find it useful.

http://lawr.ucdavis.edu/ce_frost_protection.htm

Welcome to the new VIP website!

We hope you have a good experience here and find our site full of useful features for you our customer. We are still working on parts here and there, for example we will have full descriptions and useful information on each product, where now we only have pictures and titles. CHECK OUT the trellis calculator – We use it ourselves and thought we should share it!

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