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!
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.
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Industry Conferences/Educational Opportunities
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).
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.
Vice President: Ken Swegles, Rhizos Viticulture
Secretary: June Salsbury, Spring Hollow Vineyard
Treasurer: Rick Clarke, Empty Nest Vineyard
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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!