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UC Davis Wine Executive Program


This past March, the Graduate School of Management, in partnership with the College of Viticulture and Enology, hosted the 17th annual UC Davis Wine Executive Program. The program is uniquely designed to blend both the business and science of winemaking, teaching the fundamentals of grape growing and winemaking as well as the finance, marketing, and management skills necessary to be profitable in today’s challenging and dynamic wine industry.

There are only 25 seats left in the 2018 program, which will happen on March 25-29. Sign up now before it’s sold out!

 To learn more and REGISTER, please click here:  https://gsm.ucdavis.edu/wine-executive-program

Please do not respond to this message with questions. Questions should be directed to Natalie Hull-Frazier at nfrazier@ucdavis.edu or to https://gsm.ucdavis.edu/contact-us-about-wine-exec-program

Here is what past participants have said about the program:

This program is exceptionally well crafted to appeal to novices and experts alike, covering all aspects of the industry from the corner office to the field in a fun and engaging environment that promotes both learning and networking.”-Walt Geist, Vice President, American Ag Credit

“The University of California at Davis Wine Executive Program provides a 360 view of the wine industry from Vine to Consumer Table. The program content is of the highest caliber and the professors are more than willing to engage with students in class to ensure full understanding of each concept. The conference encourages collaboration with industry peers and provides a unique way to discuss challenges that each of our business discuss. Well Done!”

-Chris Schlag, Manager of Business Analytics, The Wine Group

 Thorough and complete content, knowledgeable and personable professors, outstanding and professional staff and some of the best networking you could ask for with some truly wonderful people … what a great way to learn the wine industry and what a great experience overall!”

-Bill Nienburg, Executive Director, Integrated Business Planning Associates

 

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Holiday Raffle Mandarins?? Who won them?

There should have been 6 winners of the Satsuma Mandarins at the SHW Holiday Raffle. Judy just forgot to bring them to the party!!  Sooo.. if you are one of the lucky ones, just call me at 916-224-6742. 

Or if you are free this Saturday Dec 30, there is another famous Satsuma Mandarin Picking Party at the Barn, (9195 Vista Ct, Loomis, CA 95650)… 11 to 2 PM, bring something to share, pick Mandarins, take home 2 bags, drink Mandarin Sunrises, help bottle the 2017 Zin Rose, or even have a glass of Mandarin Wine! What a deal for a raffle ticket!!

But don’t worry if you cant make it , we can arrange delivery to you somehow.  Call me or e-mail at judypinegar@gmail.com

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Contact Andy at:   shaker@shakerridgevineyard.com   Shaker Ridge Vineyard 530-620-2141

 

We will shortly have met all of our commitments for 2017 touriga (touriga nacional) and we will have about 0.5 ton still available. 

The fruit is in excellent condition and bird-netted; the chemistry for the touriga in this field (our “non-Quinta” field) had the following chemistry as of yesterday, 9/22/17:  23.0 brix, pH 3.45, TA 0.56.  Good for dry wine now; port-style with additional hang time. Price $1/lb, minimum 250 lbs.  We pick.

Thanks,

Andy

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Grapes for Sale – Cab Franc and Cab Sauvignon – Napa Valley

Contact Wreatha at wreatha@gmail.com if you are interested in reserving these grapes with small deposit. 

Premium Napa Valley Grapes! Amos Olson and Wreatha Duverney are sponsoring a group buy of a Merlot, Cab Fran and Cab Sav from a mature and meticulously maintained Napa Valley vineyard. Last year’s purchase that Amos and Wreatha made produced quality wines consistent with the expectation associated with Napa Valley.  There really is a reason for Napa Valley’s prestige and you can proudly put “Napa Valley” on your own wine label. 

Recognizing that these grapes are more costly, even small amounts for blending purposes will make a noticeable difference in your wine quality. Taking reservations for:

Cab Franc – estimated 650 pounds available at $2.70 per pound

Cab Sav – estimated 500 pounds available at $2.45 per pound

When the pick is ready, the grapes will be delivered and ready for pickup in Roseville. 

 

 

 

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Grapes in Winters – Update and price reduced

Contact Doug Mackenzie at (530) 666-5096 or (530) 383-8058 cell jdougmackenzie@gmail.com.

“Update to my August 2 posting – “
 
“Grapes have lately been ripening quickly at my vineyard near Winters.  A fair amount has been picked, or will be within a few days, but I still have some odds&ends available now.  Price reduced to $0.50/lb.
Vermentino – About 300 lb left at high brix 24-29.  Dessert wine anyone?
Grenache – Maybe 300 lb, some of it at 25, some at 23/24.
Sangiovese – Guessing at about 400 lb at 25 brix.”
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Grapes For Sale -Shenandoah Valley

Contact: Ray & Nicole Ryan, Ryan Oaks Vineyards, 209-245-4335 or ryanoaksvineyard@aol.com.
 
5 tons of Zinfandel @ $1,800/ton in lots of 1/2 ton or more ($1.25/lb for smaller lots)
 
Grown in the heart of Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley at 1500 feet, our Zinfandel wine grapes are meticulously cared for so that production does not exceed 3 to 4 tons per acre. The Gold Medal winning Zinfandel vineyard was established in 1985 and produces small clusters with berries having a high skin-to-juice ratio with incredible fruitiness. We specialize in working with home winemakers and boutique wineries. We have up to 5 tons of Zinfandel available for the 2017 harvest. The fruit will be harvested and sold at $1,800 per ton for lots of 1/2 ton or more. For lots of less than 1 ton we sell the fruit at $1.25 per lb. No destemmer-crusher available.

 

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Grapes for Sale – Syrah and Zinfandel – Somerset CA

Contact Carey Bailey at: carey.bailey@icloud.com or 925-784-6441.
 
Carey and Anna Maria Bailey, owners of the Flat Creek Vineyard in the Fair Play district, are offering both Syrah and Zinfandel grapes to home winemakers this Fall at the price of  $750/ton – with the buyer picking the grapes. 
 
Their 60 acre farm is conveniently located at 2501 Omo Ranch Rd., Somerset, CA 95684 and is meticulously managed by Bill Naylor, a well-known viticulturist and vineyard manager in El Dorado County. 
 
 
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Grapes for Sale – Zinfandel and Primitivo – Plymouth, CA

Terry Villegas. 209-245-6685. Plymouth, CA

My husband and I planned a vineyard a few years ago.  There are about a 1000 plants of Zinfandel and Primitivo each.  They were pruned  back for training this year.  Still there may be 1-2 tons of grapes that could be picked.  It would be a You-Pick situation with no crusher stemmer, $0.50 per pound.  10 days ago the Primitivo was at 16 brix and the Zin was at 10 brix   

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FREE, FREE… Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes – Roseville

Contact Randy Rich at rrich@kloveair1.com or  702.882.0089 OR 505 720-1824.

Randy has 26 well tended vines of cabernet sauvignon and 22 vines of chardonnay both in their 3rd year.  Both grapes are nearly ready to harvest especially the Chardonnay.

Brix needs to be measured asap it may be time. Randy is unable to make wine this year and needs to find a good home for his grapes. The vineyard is in the Morgan Creek Golf/Roseville area. 

Please contact Randy asap if interested. 

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Grapes for Sale: Nebbiolo (Part of the Group Buy, can’t take them)

Contact: Wesley S Cable (P) 916-621-1237 or wesley.cable@helmsmantpa.com

I have 200 lbs of Nebbiolo that I was going to purchase as part of the group buy and I am hoping someone can buy those.  Can you put something out to the group asking if anyone wants to buy them?  It costs $170.00 for the 200 lbs. 

 

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