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Grape Day Presentations

Foothill Grape Day is an annual educational event for wine grape growers sponsored and organized by the Central Sierra University of California Cooperative Extension.  Foothill Grape Day features presentations by University of California Farm Advisors, Faculty and researchers on the latest information for successful wine grape growing. Growers have the chance to network with speakers during lunch and wine tasting following the program. Click on the links below to view previous Foothill Grape Day agendas and powerpoint presentations.

2020 Foothill Grape Day "Vineyard Pest Management"
Online Webinar Meetings

  • Tuesday, March 31 - 11:00 – 11:45 am
    Vineyard Weed Management: Highlights and Take Homes from My Career
    John Roncoroni, UC Cooperative Extension North Coast Weed Science Advisor
  • Tuesday, March 31 - 1:00–1:45 pm
    Smoke exposure and its related effects on wine
    Glenn McGourty, UC Cooperative Extension Viticulture Advisor, Lake/Mendocino
  • Wednesday, April 1 - 9:00-11:00 am Red Blotch Virus and Suspect Vectors
  • Thursday, April 2 - 11:00 am–Noon
    Source-sink relationships in grapevine: Storage reserves and fruiting (Online Webinar Recording)
    Dr. Kaan Kurtural, Extension Viticulture Specialist; UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology & UC Oakville Experiment Station
  • Friday, April 3 - 11:00-11:45 am
    Grapevine trunk diseases in California: Research updates
    (Online Webinar Recording)
    Dr. Akif Eskalen, UC Cooperative Extension Plant Pathology Specialist; UC Davis Department of Plant Pathology

2018 Foothill Grape Day "Vine Balance"

2017 Foothill Grape Day "Improving Your Vineyard 'Culture'"

2016 Foothill Grape Day "Healthy Vines, Fine Wines" Agenda

2014 Foothill Grape Day "Back to Zin!" Agenda

2013 Foothill Grape Day "Quality Collaborations" Agenda

2012 Foothill Grape Day "What's White Hot?!" Agenda

ierra Foothills Demonstrate White Wine Potential Annual Grape Day promotes varietal innovation

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2011 Foothill Grape Day  "Focus on Barbera" Agenda

2010 Foothill Grape Day Agenda

  • Gill's mealybug (Ferrisia Gili) biology and management. Lynn Wunderlich, U.C. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor, Amador and El Dorado Counties
  • European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana) update: What we know now., Monica Cooper, U.C. Cooperative Extension Farm Advisor, Napa County
  • Understanding foothill vineyard soils: nutrition and terroir implications.,  Toby O'Geen, U.C. Land and Air Resources Soils Specialist
  • Canopy Management: the basics and beyond., Larry Bettiga, U.C. Cooperative Extension, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
  • Marketing Panel: Marketing in tough times.
  • Marketing Grapes in Tough Times. Nick Frey, President, Sonoma County Winegrape Commission
    Nick became President of the SCWC in September, 2006. Their mission is to increase the value of Sonoma County wine grapes and to nurture and protect this agriculture resource for future generations. Previously, Nick was Executive Director of the Sonoma Grape Growers Association since May, 1999.

2009 Foothill Grape Day Agenda

2008 Foothill Grape Day Agenda

  • Spider Mite Control in the Vineyard: Organic and conventional strategies. Dr. Frank Zalom, UC Davis Entomology
  • Top 10 mediterranean varieties for warm places in California. Glenn McGourty, U.C. Cooperative Extension Lake and Mendocino Counties
  • Evaluation of Barbera Clones. Dr. Matthew Fidelibus, UC Kearney Agriculture Center, Parlier
  • Differentiating the Foothills: Defining and Marketing What Can Set Us Apart, Panel presentations and discussions
  • The Foothill Rhone Niche, Bill Easton - Bill is president, winemaker and grower of Terre Rouge and Easton Wines in Amador County. He has been a consultant and wine retailer for 30 years and understands foothill "terroir".
  • Lessons Learned from Lodi/Woodbridge, Stuart Spencer - Stuart has been the Program Manager for the Lodi Winegrape Commission for 9 years, and is responsible for directing their marketing and educational activities committed to raising the awareness of Lodi wines and grapes. He is also the winemaker for St. Amant Winery and has a vineyard in Amador County that specializes in Spanish and Portuguese grapes.
  • Media Perspective. Mike Dunne - Mike is a well known and highly respected wine and food writer for the Sacramento Bee. June 5th 2008 coincided with the launch date for the Sac Bee's new wine website, featuring the Foothills.

2007 Foothill Grape Day Agenda