Viticulture Association of the Santa Cruz Mountains

Springtime In Our Vineyards
  • Muns Vineyard

 

Next Meetings

For more information on meetings, contact info@vascm.org

 

May 11, 2018

Bud Fruitfulness
with Larry Bettiga, U.C. Farm Advisor

2:00pm – please arrive between 1:30 and 2:00
at  Ascona Vineyard
18516 Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos

Please note: please arrive between 1:30 and 2:00 to get in the gate.
Larry Bettiga will give us a presentation on bud fruitfulness, discussing bud development, impacts on yield, pruning, and appropriate management. 

Bring a bottle of wine to share. Please note: bring your own chair. Chairs are not available.

This  4.5 acre vineyard is currently planted to Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Sangiovese; and an additional

 

For more information on meetings, contact info@vascm.org

See  recent meetings on the Meetings page here.

Harvest 2017 Review

Vineyards started picking the end of August, precipitated by the heat wave that sat on Northern California for several days, bringing temps throughout the Bay Area and Central Coast to over 100 degrees. Crop loads this year are very good, but dehydration in varying degrees from these several days of heat affected some vineyards, especially in the early ripening varieties. Cooler temps and chilly nights following the heat spell prolonged ripening for remaining fruit, although with some acid loss due to the heat spell. Despite the challenging weather, growers and winemakers anticipate excellent results.   

Budbreak started early/mid March (later at higher elevations); bloom late May/early June. The Santa Cruz Mountains experienced a very wet winter with an incredible amount of rainfall – as much as 100″ and more in many locations. This meant attention to floor management and weed control; and canopy management with healthy vine vigor

  • Burrell School Vineyards
Membership

Membership dues are only $50 annually and are due at the beginning of the year.  Membership is open to those sharing an interest in viticulture in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Please download the Membership Application from the Membership page here (and please include the form with renewals in order to convey any changes).

 

Mission

To serve the common interests of all Santa Cruz Mountains appellation winegrape producers, and to enhance the quality, profitability and reputation of winegrape production in the appellation through promotion and education.


Association Profile

President:  Mary Lindsay, Muns Vineyard

Vice President:  Ken Swegles, Coastal Range Vineyards

Secretary: June Salsbury, Spring Hollow Vineyard

Treasurer:  Rick Clarke, Empty Nest Vineyard

 


Contact Information

Postal address
P.O. Box 8092, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-8092
Electronic mail
General Information: info@vascm.org
Webmaster: webmaster@vascm.org

To serve the common interests of all Santa Cruz Mountains appellation winegrape producers, and to enhance the quality, profitability and reputation of winegrape production in the appellation through promotion and education.