Dry Farming Winegrapes: Panel Discussion on Water Conservation and Wine Quality

Check out this great water workshop from our friends at CAFF. RSVP by April 9!

April 16, 9am – 11am
Old Shenandoah School House, Plymouth, CA

Panel Speakers:
Tim Holdener, Macchia Winery
Dick Cooper, Cooper Vineyards
Pat Rohanm American Screaming Eagle
Angelo Codevilla, Codevilla Family Vineyards

Dry farming winegrapes can have have benefits in terms of water conservation and wine quality. Across California, premium winegrape growers and vintners are experimenting with the practice. Dry farming means more than simply not irrigating. It is part of a larger vineyard management system that must consider factors such as climate, soil type, vine spacing, cover crops, variety, and wine style. This panel, made up of local growers and vintners aims to address a wide range of questions related to dry farming. The event is jointly sponsored by Community Alliance with Family Farmers, Amador County Winegrape Growers Association, Lodi Winegrape Commission, and California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. Please RSVP by April 9th to Kendal Lambert at kendall@caff.org or (530) 756-8518 x13.

Community Alliance with Family Farmers. “Dry Farming in California: Saving Water, Making Great Wine
Walker, Larry. 2007. “Dry, Dry Again: Why a few California growers say no to irrigationWines & Vines
California Agricultural Water Stewardship Initiative. “Dry Farming


Photo from Lodi Grower News.


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