2005 Meetings


  • “Farm Water Quality Short Course”, November, Santa Cruz – Meet the Compliance Requirements.  Registration form, other class sessions, and general information.
  • 19 October 2005 (3:00pm) Meeting at Lester Family Vineyards at Deer Park Ranch:  Post Harvest Crop Management, including cover crop, weed control, etc. Presentation by Richard Smith, UCCE/Salinas.
  • 9 August 2005 (3:00pm) Meeting at Byington Winery.  Hangtime presentation by Stan Grant.
  • 1 June 2005 (3:00pm): meeting at La Rusticana d’Orsa Vineyards in Los Gatos.  Pruning, thinning, hedging, terracing, trellising.  BRING YOUR MEALY BUG TRAPS!!
  • “Pinot Paradise – First Pinot Noir Tasting of the Santa Cruz Mountains!” April 10, 2005:    24+ local wineries pouring heaven in a glass, 1:00-5:00pm at Testarossa Vineyards in Los Gatos.
  • April 5, 2005 (3:00pm):  meeting at Vine Hill Vineyard, “Grapes Into Wine – Wine Distribution & Sales”. The ultimate goal for our grapes is to produce wine that sells. Hear about wine distribution and sales from the professionals.  Also: Free Vine Mealy Bug traps distributed the County Ag Commissioner.
  • January 19, 2005 (3:00pm): Meeting, New State Water Control Requirements – Do They Apply to You? and How to Meet Them; Mary-Ellen Dick, Region 3 Farm Bureau, Clos la Chance Winery, San Martin; also includes Vine Talk on winter pruning and weed control.

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.