Events

APRIL 2021 RIVER CRUISE WITH THE PETALUMA GAP WINEGROWERS
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Join us for seven nights onboard the AmaVerde, as we cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen. This wine cruise, hosted by Cline Cellars, Thirty-Seven Wines and Trombetta Family Wines will be the experience of a lifetime! Meet and mingle with Tom Gendall, winemaker at Cline Cellars, Al & Lisa Brayton, proprietors of Paradise Vineyard and Thirty-Seven Wines, and Erica Stancliff winemaker at Trombetta. Book now to get the best cabins and pricing: wineclub@cruiseshipcenters.com.

 


TECHNICAL SEMINARS
February 26, 2020 – Buying or Selling Grapes? Meeting Your Match & Making a Deal
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February is upon us, bud-break is here, and it’s time to nail down Grape Contracts. With so many grapes available, an abundance of Pinot & Chard in inventory and slowing consumer demand for premium wines, what should your strategy be? Take your first offer? Time to replant? Look for buyers outside of the area? Bottle it yourself?  Our panelists included Mark Pasternak, Grower, Chileno Valley Vineyards, Megan Baccitich, Consulting Winemaker for Noble Family Wines, Mary Calla Rowan, Grower Relations for Kendall-Jackson, Clay Popko, VP of Lending for American AgCredit, and Todd Azevedo, Broker for Ciatti, along with Ana Keller, Grower/Winemaker at Keller Estate as Moderator. Watch the video.

November 20, 2019 – The 2019 Harvest – How Did We Do?
The mild 2019 growing season appeared to be a gift from Mother Nature.  BUT was it?  With a heavy crop, slowing demand and labor shortages, was this actually a perfect storm, punctuated by the Kincade fire?  Our discussion considered multiple points of view on how we fared across the Petaluma Gap. Panelists included Glenn Proctor, Ciatti, Erin Brooks, Ernest Vineyards, Tom Gendall, Cline Cellars and Mia Stornetta, Atlas Vineyard Management. Watch the video.

August 7, 2019 – How to Save Money in the Vineyard
On August 7 Dan Aguilar, Mechanics Bank, moderated a seminar on mechanization and money-saving techniques for managing your vineyard.  Panelists included Jeremy Berros, Pellenc USA, Bill Hammond, Jackson Family Wines, Bryan Rahn, Coastal Viticulture Consultants and Madeleine Rowan-Davis, Atlas Vineyard Management.

May 15, 2019 – Organics & Sustainability
On May 15 Chris Bowland, Bowland Vineyard Management, moderated a seminar on the advantages of farming organically and sustainably.  Panelists included Armon Azevedo, Wilbur Ellis, Ria DAversa, McEvoy Ranch, Sophie Drucker, Boisset Collection and Ana Keller, Keller Estate.

February 27, 2019 – The Changes that Lie Ahead for the Wine Industry
On February 27 Rob McMillan, EVP at Silicon Valley Bank, addressed an audience of PGWA growers and winery members about the changes in consumer behavior and business conditions in the wine industry.
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November 7, 2018 – A ReCap of the 2018 Vintage
On November 7 the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers held a technical seminar at Karah Estate.  Tune in to the video to see our winemakers and growers and hear their conversation about “a perfect vintage in the Petaluma Gap.”  [Note: the video is the full-length version of the 90-minute seminar.]PGWA Panelists