Viticulture Association of the Santa Cruz Mountains

Spring, 2019

 

Spring is finally here following a long, cold and wet winter (with snow falling at the higher elevations).  As a result of the long winter weather budbreak was delayed in many vineyards, but the 2019 vintage is now going strong!

  • Muns Vineyard

 

Next Meetings

June 6:  Powdery Mildew Control

This meeting will address mildew control, including spray options, scheduling, rotation, resistance issues – and mitigating possibly greater than usual mildew pressure due to this Spring’s frequent rain. 

Speaker: Larry Bettiga, UCCE Viticulture Farm Advisor for Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties and author, Grape Pest Management. 

Location:  Storrs Winery & Vineyards in Pleasant Valley
2:00pm:  Tour & talk with Pam & Steve Storrs
3:00pm:  Presentation

 

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

See  recent meetings on the Meetings page here

Industry Conferences/Educational Opportunities                   

 

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,  Rhizos Viticulture

Secretary: June Salsbury, Spring Hollow Vineyard

Treasurer:  Rick Clarke, Empty Nest Vineyard


Contact Information

Postal address
P.O. Box 933,  Soquel, CA 95073-0933
Electronic mail
General Information: info@vascm.org
Webmaster: webmaster@vascm.org
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

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.