Viticulture Association of the Santa Cruz Mountains

Harvest 2018

The 2018 vintage by and large is seeing excellent crop loads and stellar quality. Cool temps from early Sept. on allowed for long hang time and for many a delayed harvest that developed fruit flavors. However, the myriad microclimates of the mountains makes it difficult to generalize, and a warm August precipitated ripening and harvest for some.  Growers and winemakers are excited by the 2018 vintage and what it promises in the bottle!

  • Burrell School Vineyards

 

Next Meetings

Monday, Jan. 28, 3:00pm: Floor Management,  with Deac Jones, Andaman-AG, and Michael Terrien, Union Vineyard

This meeting will address floor management, including cover crop, organic herbicides, amendments, etc. with Michael Terrien, Union Vineyard and Deac Jones, founder, Andaman-AG, distributor for Weed Slayer and a wide range of organic, sustainable products improving soil health.
The meeting will be held at Union Vineyard, previously Vine Hill Vineyard (and before that, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard), in Santa Cruz.

 

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

See  recent meetings on the Meetings page here

Industry Conferences/Educational Opportunities

  • Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Sacramento:                Conference Jan. 29-31; trade show Jan. 30-31. Largest wine industry trade show in North America sponsored by ASEV and CAWG.   Information here.                                                                                       
  • WiVi:  March 13, Paso Roblesannual central coast wine and viticulture conference and trade show sponsored by Wine Business Monthly. More information and registration here.  VASCM members can benefit with a special member-only savings. Use the code Association19 to receive a $100 registration discount; also includes free pass to trade show. Early bird rate of $295 (less the $100 member discount = $195) – before Feb. 15.                                                                                

 

VASCM 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.