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Viticulture

Featured stories covering viticulture appear in this issue.

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Women in vineyards

February 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Few women hold vineyard management positions.

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Worker education is a priority at Klipsun Vineyards

February 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Lots of eyes in the vineyard help Julia Kock stay on top of things.

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Premium wine sales still growing

February 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Growers need to focus on quality and target fruit for the $15 and up price point, say wine marketers.

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Growing fruit without branches

February 10th, 2015|1 Comment

The branchless multileader system offers improved efficiency.

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Quality trees: 2014 IFTA Italy

February 5th, 2015|3 Comments

Italian nursery GRIBA developed a quality grading scale, and prices trees accordingly.

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Concrete support: 2014 IFTA Italy

February 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Across South Tyrol, growers use posts made of concrete, rather than wood.

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Interpoma impressions: Photo gallery from 2014 IFTA Italy

February 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Pictures from the international apple machinery show in Italy.

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Fruiting wall concept expands: 2014 IFTA Italy

February 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Alberto Dorigoni is considering shorter trees grown somewhat like vines.

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Taking yields to the limit

February 5th, 2015|3 Comments

New Zealand scientists have planted a prototype ‘super orchard’ they hope will produce around 170 apple bins per acre.

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Hands-on winemaking: Owen Roe

February 5th, 2015|0 Comments

O’Reilly’s minimalist approach to winemaking is labor intensive.

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Story of the soil: Owen Roe

February 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Volcanic and glacial soils at Union Gap Estate help create different flavor profiles in wines.

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Story in a bottle: Owen Roe

February 5th, 2015|0 Comments

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Each wine bottle at Owen Roe Winery tells a story. It may be about deciding on the location of the estate vineyard, sharing lunch at

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Stories are plentiful at Owen Roe

February 5th, 2015|1 Comment

Irish-born winemaker helps share the story of Yakima Valley wines.

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Good times for hard cider

February 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Explosive growth has captured interest, but there’s little sense of direction.

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Michigan takes inventory of fruit plantings

February 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

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Michigan fruit growers were asked in January to provide data for a fruit inventory that would update information on the state of the state’s industry.

The

First Washington wine research program in the works

February 2nd, 2015|1 Comment

Wine Commission will spend $250K on research this year.

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Steven Thompson and Kris Fade, Young Grower from Mosier, Oregon

January 28th, 2015|0 Comments

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grower / Mosier, Oregon and White Salmon, Washington
age / Fade (30) and Thompson (42)
crops / wine grapes, cherries
business / Analemma Wines
other / The Oregon couple

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Big export year for Northwest cherries

January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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The 2014 season was not only a record year for Northwest cherries, it was one of the best years for Northwest cherry exports, especially to

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China’s cold chain is improving

January 27th, 2015|0 Comments

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Though China’s lack of cold-chain facilities and logistics for perishable products has been its Achilles heel, improvements are expected within the next five years, says

Michigan cider makers unite

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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A small group of Michigan hard cider makers has started the Michigan Cider Association.

“The bylaws were signed during Expo,” said Mike Beck, owner of Uncle