Viticulture

Ulysses Vineyard receives its CCOF Organic Certification

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., July 26,2021 /PRNewswire/ --Ulysses Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley is very pleased to announce that it received its CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) certification for organic farming practices on May 10, 2021.

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  • NAPA VALLEY, Calif., July 26,2021 /PRNewswire/ --Ulysses Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley is very pleased to announce that it received its CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) certification for organic farming practices on May 10, 2021.
  • Since then, through meticulous replantation to dry farmed vines and attentive care, the vineyard has been restored.
  • This CCOF certification marks the culmination of our efforts in creating ideal conditions for grape growing.
  • This organic certification is one step closer to our achieving harmony with nature while preserving our cultural heritage."

Wines of Germany Brings Attention to Dramatic Situation in German Wine Region Ahr- Help for Wine Producers

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 9:37pm

"We immediately offered our help to the wine industry organisations in the Ahr region."

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  • "We immediately offered our help to the wine industry organisations in the Ahr region."
  • In general, she is very impressed and very grateful for the overwhelming willingness to provide help and the solidarity from the entire wine industry.
  • External helpers are also on duty to help with any urgently needed vineyard work in order to secure the upcoming vintage.
  • Numerous wine donations have also been made, the sales of which will benefit the affected wine producers of the Ahr.

The Herzog family welcomes David Galzignato as Senior Winemaker and Director of Winemaking Operations

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 8:19pm

Oxnard, CA, July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Herzog Wine Cellars, a Southern California winery owned and operated by America's oldest wine making family, is pleased to announce and welcome celebrated winemaker David Galzignato as its new Senior Winemaker and Director of Winemaking Operations.

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  • Oxnard, CA, July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Herzog Wine Cellars, a Southern California winery owned and operated by America's oldest wine making family, is pleased to announce and welcome celebrated winemaker David Galzignato as its new Senior Winemaker and Director of Winemaking Operations.
  • Galzignato will work with one of Herzogs founding winemakers, Joe Hurliman, who has crafted globally awarded Herzog wines for the past twenty-three harvests.
  • Galzignato will oversee the entire winemaking operationvineyard management and grower contractsas well as implementing systems and operational changes to meet current and future growth of Herzog Wine Cellars.
  • "Joe and I are honored to welcome David Galzignato to our team," says Joseph Herzog, VP of Operations at Herzog Wine Cellars.

Columbine® Vineyards Becomes The First Sustainably Grown Certified Table Grapes Producer In The US

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 4:00pm

As a result of certification, all of Columbine's grape brands, including Holiday grapes, will now carry the SCS Kingfisher Sustainably Grown certification mark.

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  • As a result of certification, all of Columbine's grape brands, including Holiday grapes, will now carry the SCS Kingfisher Sustainably Grown certification mark.
  • "This new certification brings commitment and accountability to Columbine Vineyard's existing growing practices," says Vincent Sorena, Vice President of Compliance at Columbine Vineyards.
  • Columbine Vineyards started in 1926 with a single vine and a love for grapes.
  • Columbine has always been at the forefront of advancements in energy-saving technologies and resource conservation, and recently became the first Sustainably Grown certified table grapes producer in the US.

Terraview®, the World's Most Powerful OS for the Wine Industry Accelerates Global Expansion and Unveils Breakthrough Features for Tackling Climate Change

Monday, May 10, 2021 - 6:30pm

Annually, the wine industry requires 640 billion liters of water and 800 million kgs of fertilizer to tackle pests and bacterial onslaughts.

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  • Annually, the wine industry requires 640 billion liters of water and 800 million kgs of fertilizer to tackle pests and bacterial onslaughts.
  • Wine-growing regions today are losing 1.6 million growing days every year.\nTerraview addresses these key challenges that vineyards face today, including smart irrigation, sustainability, and yield estimation.
  • As global demand for our OS increases, we\'ve introduced these new features to provide accelerated intelligence for our customers regarding their vineyards," comments Prateek M. Srivastava, CEO, and Co-Founder.
  • Binny Bansal, Co-Founder of Flipkart.com and recipient of Time Magazine\'s 100 Most Influential People of 2016, is the lead investor.\n'

Wilson Daniels Welcomes Famille Joly to Loire Valley Portfolio

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

b'NEW YORK, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury wine importer Wilson Daniels is pleased to announce a new partnership with Loire Valley producer Famille Joly.

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  • b'NEW YORK, April 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxury wine importer Wilson Daniels is pleased to announce a new partnership with Loire Valley producer Famille Joly.
  • Nicolas Joly is renowned as a leader of biodynamic viticulture, and his wines strive to reflect the harmony of nature, expressing the differences inherent in each of the single vineyard sites.\n"With their terroir-focused approach, multi-generational family oversight, and commitment to the highest standards of biodynamic production, the Famille Joly wines could not be more at home in the Wilson Daniels portfolio," said Wilson Daniels President Rocco Lombardo.
  • "We chose this partnership with Wilson Daniels because of the high level of understanding of their customers, and the full support of their team.
  • To learn more about Wilson Daniels, visit www.wilsondaniels.com .\nFamille Joly was purchased by Andr and Denise Joly in 1962.

Vintage Wine Estates Launches Unique Shareholder Passport Program

Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

SANTA ROSA, Calif. and TORONTO, March 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vintage Wine Estates (VWE or the Company), one of the fastest growing U.S. wine producers with an industry leading direct-to-customer platform, today announced the launch of its Shareholder Passport.

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  • SANTA ROSA, Calif. and TORONTO, March 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vintage Wine Estates (VWE or the Company), one of the fastest growing U.S. wine producers with an industry leading direct-to-customer platform, today announced the launch of its Shareholder Passport.
  • No other shareholder incentive program of its kind exists among wine producers or spirits brands, showing VWEs commitment to its shareholders and willingness to innovate.
  • We are thrilled to launch the Shareholder Passport as we near the next phase of our journey, said Terry Wheatley, President of Vintage Wine Estates.
  • Investors who own 500 or more BSPE shares are exclusively eligible to enroll in the Shareholder Passport program.

Vins Alsace/Wines of Alsace Launches Millésimes Alsace DigiTasting® An Audacious First Regional Virtual Trade Show Featuring 100 Producers with On-Demand Sampling Kits June 7-9, 2021

Monday, March 15, 2021 - 5:11pm

Sharing ideas, meeting colleagues, and tasting winesthese priceless experiences will be recreated in this new format.

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  • Sharing ideas, meeting colleagues, and tasting winesthese priceless experiences will be recreated in this new format.
  • Qualified wine professionals will have the opportunity to register and order Alsace wine samples free of charge, which they can taste along with Alsace producers during this virtual trade show.
  • A meticulous technological process guarantees the wines' integrity so that they retain their most subtle qualities and aromas, respecting the very essence of Alsace wines.
  • Millsimes Alsace DigiTasting is also the first virtual exhibition to be devised, created, and entirely organized by a terroir-driven wine region.

IFG Ends Successful IP Infringement Case in South Africa

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 11:00am

During 2010, IFG concluded a suite of licensing, planting, and marketing agreements with a table grape grower in Paarl, South Africa, as well as other associated farming entities.

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  • During 2010, IFG concluded a suite of licensing, planting, and marketing agreements with a table grape grower in Paarl, South Africa, as well as other associated farming entities.
  • In terms of the agreements, the grower was licensed to plant, grow and market several IFG grape varieties in South Africa, which was done successfully over several years.
  • However, during an inspection, IFG determined that this grower had unlawfully propagated some of the varietals beyond license limits and was growing and propagating an IFG varietal before protection for the variety was granted in South Africa.
  • This case marks a stunning success for IFG and for all owners of plant breeders' rights, which are an extremely valuable form of intellectual property.

Award-Winning Winemaker Charles Smith Announces New Company Name HOUSE OF SMITH

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 6:00pm

Seattle, WA, Feb. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Charles Smith, founder of Washingtons largest winemaker-owned winery, today announced a new name for his international company HOUSE OF SMITH.

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  • Seattle, WA, Feb. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Charles Smith, founder of Washingtons largest winemaker-owned winery, today announced a new name for his international company HOUSE OF SMITH.
  • HOUSE OF SMITH is emblematic of the company that Charles has built over the last 20+ years.
  • This is HOUSE OF SMITH, introduced HOUSE OF SMITH owner and founder Charles Smith.
  • Winemaker and founder Charles Smith is the only person to have received Winemaker of the Year distinctions by both Wine Enthusiast (2014) and Food & Wine (2009).