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Quarterly Update from Beth Vukmanic | Q2 2024

Jul 17, 2024

As an organization dedicated to the three P’s of sustainability - People, Planet, and Prosperity, one of our values is to support our community along side you! more info

YOU Helped us Raise $21,000 at this Year's Member & Scholar Celebration

Jul 15, 2024

With the help of our community, we can transform lives by increasing graduation rates and developing a qualified workforce that will contribute to their communities. more info

Get Funding for Your Sustainability Projects

Jul 10, 2024

Want to improve the sustainability of your vineyard? The Sustainable Land Initiative (SLI) can connect you with funding to bring your plans to fruition. more info

2024 Volunteer Opportunities

Jul 09, 2024

Come be our boots on the ground. Donate your time to help us put on the Sustainable Ag Expo and receive an all-access ticket to the two-day event. more info

Up + Adam: From Fireworks to Futures: A Community Spotlight on Transforming Lives Through Education

Jul 08, 2024

Listen to Beth talk all things Scholarship on the Up + Adam podcast! more info

Vineyard Team Launches 2025 Fundraising for the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship

Jul 01, 2024

Vineyard Team Launches 2025 Fundraising for the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship: Benefiting Children of Vineyard and Winery Workers more info

Christian - Class of 2024

Jun 27, 2024

We are thrilled to let you know that Christian, a recipient of the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship since 2021, is graduating!  more info

Meet the Newly Awarded Scholars of the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship: Continuing a Legacy of Learning

Jun 10, 2024

We proudly announce the selection of six new exceptional recipients of the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship, continuing our mission of investing in higher education for the children of California's vineyard and winery workers. These students are set to embark on a transformative journey. more info

Survey: Pest Management of Mealybugs in Vineyards

Jun 10, 2024

Take a few minutes to complete a survey as part of a study that aims to better understand vine mealybug species (or populations) and the damage that they cause.<br /> <br /> more info

SGMA Update for the Santa Ynez River Valley Basin

Jun 07, 2024

Important informational meeting regarding the implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Water Act (SGMA) in the Santa Ynez River Valley Basin (Basin). more info

The Power of a Mentor

May 31, 2024

Did you know that 33% of first-generation students leave college within three years of starting? more info

Decades of Dedication: A Special Tribute to Vineyard Team Members

May 21, 2024

As we celebrate our 30-year anniversary, we take immense pride in recognizing some of the longest-standing members and supporters, whose dedication and passion have been pivotal to the organization’s success. more info

Let’s Solve this Problem Together

May 03, 2024

Higher education is important to many students but paying for college can be challenging. more info

Get Instant Access to 20 FREE Courses

Apr 23, 2024

These courses explore essential subjects like soil health, pest management, nutrition, and climate change, benefiting winegrape growers and industry professionals alike. more info

It’s Official: 2024 Sustainable Ag Expo Booths are Sold Out.

Apr 11, 2024

Vineyard Team is excited to announce that exhibitor booths for the 2024 Sustainable Ag Expo (Expo) are officially sold out, underscoring the event's standing as a premier gathering for the sustainable winegrowing community. more info

Help Nancy Achieve Mission Graduation

Apr 05, 2024

Every Friday at 4 am, Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholar Nancy wakes to the buzz of her alarm. more info

From 1994 to 2024: The Origins of the SIP Certified Program

Mar 27, 2024

Did you know that wine grape growers on California’s Central Coast were passionate about sustainability over thirty years ago? more info

Quarterly Update from Beth Vukmanic | Q1 2024

Mar 27, 2024

As a Vineyard Team Member, you have an entire Team working to bring you the best resources on sustainable winegrowing. In the last three months, our volunteers have spent 128 hours developing industry-driven programs that positively influence your business. And we are only getting started... more info

Booths are Sold Out!

Mar 27, 2024

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Meet Vineyard Team's Board and Committees

Mar 26, 2024

As a Vineyard Team Member, you have an entire Team working to bring you the best resources on sustainable winegrowing. more info

New Year, New Online Courses

Mar 20, 2024

Sustainable Winegrowing On-Demand brought forth a game-changing initiative: no-cost online courses that explore essential subjects like soil health, pest management, nutrition, and climate change, benefiting winegrape growers and industry professionals alike. more info

Call for Internship Opportunities

Mar 11, 2024

Do you have any upcoming internship opportunities? <br /> <br /> We are continuing to support our scholarship recipients and Vineyard Team members by sharing internship opportunities. These internships will help these students further their careers and, in times when staffing is tight, connect you with potential recruits. more info

Applications Now Open for Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship

Feb 05, 2024

Helping the Children of Vineyard and Winery Workers Pursue a Higher Education more info

Donuts & Tailgates: A Vineyard Team Tradition

Feb 01, 2024

Back in the early days of Vineyard Team (originally named Central Coast Natural Vineyard Team), the group wrote the first self-assessment for sustainable vineyard farming – the Positive Points System (PPS). more info

Complimentary Wine Tastings All Month Long: Enjoy Sustainable Wines This ReSIProcal February

Feb 01, 2024

This February, wine club members of nearly 30 wine brands across four California counties and Michigan State can claim two complimentary tastings at any other participating club’s tasting room. Why? Because these tasting rooms have joined ReSIProcal February! more info

Events You Don't Want to Miss!

Jan 31, 2024

Tailgate season is just around the corner! Check out our educational & networking opportunities for 2024. more info

Cheers to 30 Years!

Jan 30, 2024

Vineyard Team celebrates three decades of Sustainable Winegrowing. more info

Vineyard Team Celebrates Three Decades of Sustainable Winegrowing Education

Jan 19, 2024

In 1994, a casual in-field meeting at a vineyard on the Central Coast of California sparked the creation of a network of like-minded individuals dedicated to sustainable winegrowing. more info

Scholarship Applications Open February 5, 2024

Jan 10, 2024

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New Year, New Online Courses

Jan 04, 2024

Based on survey feedback, we are excited to share that we have just released three online courses all with CCA hours. more info

Cheers to 30 Years! Quarterly Update from Beth Vukmanic

Jan 02, 2024

Thanks to Members like you, Vineyard Team has grown from a grassroots organization to a multi-award-winning leader in the sustainability movement. more info

Why Sustainability Certification Programs for Vineyards Matter – with Beth Vukmanic on Vineyard Underground

Dec 12, 2023

Have you considered having your grape growing operation sustainably certified? In this episode, Fritz Westover has a conversation with Beth Vukmanic from the Vineyard Team on the impact and importance of sustainability certification programs for vineyards. more info

Here is How You Made a Difference in a Student's Life

Dec 08, 2023

We've raised $69,265.36! more info

2024 Membership is OPEN!

Nov 29, 2023

Your membership with Vineyard Team positions your company as a leader in the sustainable winegrowing community. Thank you for your continued support! <br /> more info

SWEEP Grant applications are due Jan. 19, 2024

Nov 28, 2023

The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations.<br /> <br /> Read more to learn where to find information about this grant opportunity. more info

Give the Gift of Higher Education Today

Nov 25, 2023

Growing up in a small California community, Alberto was always told that he would not get anywhere in life. Today, he is excelling in the Fresno State Viticulture program. He is Vice President of the Enology Society, Treasure for the Viticulture Club and thoroughly enjoying his internship in the industry. more info

Call for Applications for the 10th Annual California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards

Nov 21, 2023

California vineyards and wineries are encouraged to apply for the prestigious 2024 California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards.<br /> <br /> Applications are now being accepted at greenmedal.org through Jan. 12, 2024, for the 10th annual awards, which are widely recognized throughout the wine industry. more info

Did you know 74% of first-generation college students do not graduate?

Nov 17, 2023

Meet Kimberly - first-generation student, family translator, & sister’s tutor. more info

Will You Join Us on Giving Tuesday?

Nov 03, 2023

This year, Vineyard Team is participating with a goal to raise $15,000 to provide academic opportunities to children of vineyard and winery workers. <br /> more info

Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Andrew McElrone

Oct 30, 2023

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How a Gift Changed this Student’s Life - A Letter from Estaban

Oct 26, 2023

As a young child, I remember bathing in a sun-warmed 5-gallon bucket of water at home in Mexico City. We grew up in poverty. more info

Regulating Pesticide Use in San Luis Obispo County

Oct 23, 2023

Featured in the County of San Luis Obispo 2022 Annual Crop Report more info

Sustainable Winegrowing Podcast Hits a Milestone 200 Episodes

Oct 17, 2023

A Wine Industry Resource for Technical Interviews and Marketing Tips more info

The 1st Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship Impact Report

Oct 12, 2023

In the last 12 months, our community came together in a big way to help students achieve their dreams of higher education so that they can establish a career and give back to their communities. more info

United Way offers $600 for SLO County Farmworkers

Oct 11, 2023

United Way is administering the USDA’s Farm & Food Worker Relief program. 8 Weeks left to participate. more info

Expo Speaker Spotlight: Katie Gold, Cornell

Oct 05, 2023

Our new podcast this week happens to feature another awesome speaker and expert that is a part of our online program for the Sustainable Ag Expo this year! more info

Regulatory Relief: SIP Certified will report TNA for Ag Order 4.0 members

Sep 29, 2023

SIP Certified has partnered with Preservation Inc. to save you time by reporting Total Nitrogen Applied (TNA) for Regional Water Quality Control Board Region 3 Ag Order 4.0.<br /> <br /> Read more to learn how to take advantage of this regulatory relief, and learn from some frequently asked questions (FAQs). more info

Get Your Tickets for Our NEW Expo Kick-Off Event!

Sep 21, 2023

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LIGHTSABERS & JEDI IN THE WINE INDUSTRY - SPECIAL EVENT

Sep 11, 2023

Special Event Discussion on Technology in the Hands of Viticulturists. An intimate conversation with Cornell University’s distinguished researcher on precision viticulture, Dr. Terry Bates. On Monday, November 13, 2023. more info

Quarterly Update from Beth Vukmanic | September

Sep 01, 2023

In the 14 years I have worked with Vineyard Team, growers’ constant drive to improve and innovate has always impressed me. In this year’s Tailgates, our community gathered in vineyards across the Central Coast to share their experiences. more info

Sustainable Winegrowing Education Without the Travel ⁣

Aug 18, 2023

So you want sustainable winegrowing education without travel? Over the next two years, we are creating a suite of 30 online courses so you can learn about topics that actually impact your business. <br /> more info

TODAY! Watch Sustainable Winegrowing Courses

Aug 14, 2023

Start learning today. The first of 30 courses on sustainable winegrowing are LIVE! more info

BREAKING NEWS - We Have Our Headliner for the 2023 Sustainable Ag Expo!

Aug 08, 2023

We are thrilled to announce Dr. Terry Bates, Director, Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Lab Cornell AgriTech, as our headline speaker this year! more info

Think You Don't Have Time to Learn?

Aug 07, 2023

Think again. That is why we are launching the first in a series of online courses next week! more info

Vineyard Team - Who Are We

Mar 02, 2023

We realize "Vineyard Team" encompasses quite a lot! We are a small but mighty team, and although our mission of sustainable winegrowing remains the same, our organization facilitates sustainability in many different ways. As we have grown and programs have been introduced and expanded, we are frequently asked about who we are and what we do. Our Who Are We series was created to consolidate all of this information in one place for you; to learn and share with others! more info