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

Sep 21, 2023

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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

2023 Sustainable Ag Expo Booths SOLD OUT

Jul 26, 2023

Exhibitor booths for our 2023 Sustainable Ag Expo are officially SOLD OUT. more info

Scholar Erick Thanks YOU!

Jul 21, 2023

Each recipient of the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship has a deep sense of gratitude for our donors. 2023 recipient Erick asked us to pass this message along to you.<br /> more info

CDFA Looking for Grower Interviews - Streamlining Water Reporting Requirements

Jul 19, 2023

CDFA Looking for Grower Interviews; Streamlining Water Reporting Requirements more info

The Sustainable Ag Expo is Coming Back in November!

Jul 19, 2023

You Asked, We Listened. This year, we are striking the perfect balance: a two-day conference, plus over 10 hours of online education accessible on-demand fir six weeks.  more info

Word on the Street is …

Jul 12, 2023

We are making learning online easy. more info

The Unexpected Role of Student & Caretaker

Jul 11, 2023

When tragedy struck, Blanca didn’t hesitate to step up and become the caretaker that her family was losing. Meet this Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholar. more info

$58,000 Awarded to Children of Vineyard Farmworkers

Jul 11, 2023

Higher education is important to many students but paying for college can be challenging. This year, the Vineyard Team’s Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship awarded $58,000 in higher education scholarships to 18 students whose parents work in California vineyards. more info

Now Recruiting

Jun 28, 2023

When we asked what you need to improve your business, you said that you want better access to ongoing education. We heard you... more info

Conservation & Biodiversity Playlist!

Jun 27, 2023

Ready for another podcast playlist!? LISTEN IN to this curated playlist about conservation and biodiversity! more info

Soil Health Playlist

Jun 22, 2023

We've made a playlist just for you featuring all our Sustainable Winegrowing Podcast episodes on soil health! more info

Vineyard Team Receives $100,000 Grant for Online Education

Jun 16, 2023

Vineyard Team announced today that the organization has been awarded a two-year, nearly $100,000 grant to develop online courses that explore the latest sustainable viticulture practices from Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. more info

Want Sustainable Winegrowing Education On-Demand?

Jun 14, 2023

You want to continue your sustainable winegrowing education but you don’t always have time to attend in-person events. That is why we are launching a suite of FREE online courses to help you grow your business. more info

Where is Esteban Today?

Apr 06, 2023

"It can be difficult to try and manage time when you're a full-time parent, full-time employee, and full-time student. No matter the age, pursuing higher education can be the best decision you will ever make." more info

American Vineyard Magazine - Scholarships for Children of Wine Industry Workers

Mar 27, 2023

Vineyard Team’s Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship makes multi-year, higher education investments in the children of vineyard and winery workers based on academic excellence, financial need, and community involvement. more info

Congratulations, 2023 Green Medal Winners

Mar 22, 2023

We would like to congratulate the four California wineries that were awarded this year's California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards. more info

Quarterly Update from Beth Vukmanic

Mar 22, 2023

We have been hard at work bringing together resources on sustainable winegrowing for you during the first quarter of 2023. Here is a recap in case you missed anything that can help you grow your business. more info

What's Your Sustainable Story?

Mar 20, 2023

It’s here! The tool that you need to tell your Sustainable Story. Research shows that the demand for sustainable products keeps growing. This brand new, Our Sustainable Story series was made to help you tell your customers how you take care of the people and the planet so that you can increase your wine sales. more info

Do you have internship opportunities for scholarship recipients?

Mar 10, 2023

We are continuing to support our scholarship recipients by sharing internship opportunities with our Vineyard Team members. Work experience will help these students further their careers and, in times when staffing is tight, connect you with potential recruits. 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

Scholarship Applications are Open!

Mar 01, 2023

Apply to win $1,000 to $6,000 per year to help pay for junior college, four-year university, or trade school! Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship are open until March 31, 2023. more info

We are honored! 2022 IPM Achievement Award

Feb 22, 2023

All of us at Vineyard Team are honored to be receiving DPR’s prestigious IPM Achievement Award. Each year the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) honors California organizations for their integrated pest management (IPM) achievements. The IPM Achievement Awards recognize organizations and individuals that are leaders in using reduced-risk pest management practices and sharing their successful strategies with others. more info

Meet Alex Gonzalez! Our Dedicated Scholarship Administrator

Feb 14, 2023

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Scholarship Applications Open March 1-31, 2023

Feb 09, 2023

Are you or your parent/guardian employed or contracted by the California vineyard and winery industry? Then Mark your calendar: Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship applications will be open March 1 - 31, 2023. more info

Lessons From Sustainable Vineyard Farmers

Feb 06, 2023

While "sustainable" is a common term in agriculture today, this was not the case in 1994 when a small group of vineyard growers got together on California's Central Coast to talk about critical resource concerns like safe pest management, soil quality and farmworker training. more info

​Growers Needed: Conservation Can Pay

Feb 01, 2023

The Environmental Defense Fund is looking for growers to join a study to identify the farm financial impacts of conservation adoption, including costs, cost-savings, additional revenues, risks in the transition, and increased yield resilience over time. Participating growers will work confidentially with a certified accountant to learn more about ROI on conservation. more info

What is a Tailgate Meeting?

Jan 10, 2023

You've probably heard us mention Tailgate Meetings when we describe the benefits of being a Vineyard Team member. What exactly is a Tailgate Meeting? Keep reading to find out. more info

Want to Join a Regenerative Ag Research Project?

Jan 10, 2023

Cal Poly SLO is researching the impacts of long-term regenerative agricultural practices in Pinot Noir vineyards in California on carbon sequestration and soil health. more info

Listener’s Top 5 Episodes: Sustainable Winegrowing Podcast

Jan 02, 2023

Episodes in 2022 included interviews with experts from elite viticulture and enology universities including Cornell University, Penn State University, and Oregon State University. The top 5 most downloaded episodes of the year include... more info

Dana Merrill is named 2023 CAWG Grower of the Year

Dec 21, 2022

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) announced the selection of Central Coast grower Dana Merrill as the 2023 Grower of the Year, and employment and immigration attorney Jeanne M. Malitz as the 2023 Leader of the Year. The Grower of the Year Award is the highest honor given by CAWG. It is bestowed upon an individual, family or company representing an outstanding example of excellence in viticulture and management more info

2022 Year in Review

Dec 16, 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we took a moment to appreciate the last year. From January to December, we were hard at work bringing together resources on sustainable winegrowing. more info

Thank you to all of our long-term Members for your support

Dec 16, 2022

Congratulations to our long-term Vineyard Team members! Since 1994, we have partnered with hundreds of growers, wineries, and agriculture vendors. Our Vineyard Team Members all have a common goal of promoting and prioritizing sustainable farming practices. more info

Invite a friend, on us.

Dec 15, 2022

Do you know a friend that could benefit from the latest viticulture knowledge?If you enjoy getting the latest up-to-date viticulture education as much as we do, bring a friend who is not a current member with you to an upcoming tailgate meeting for free. more info

The Best Podcast for Sustainable Winegrowers

Dec 06, 2022

Grow your knowledge as you drive between vineyards. more info

Here’s How You Made a Difference

Dec 01, 2022

By GivingTuesday you helped raise $61,561.70 to provide academic opportunities to children of vineyard and winery workers. That’s amazing! more info

Help Students like Lizbeth this GivingTuesday

Nov 26, 2022

Since Lizbeth’s parents didn’t even have the opportunity to attend high school, she always felt it was important for her to take the opportunities she could find to continue her own education. Lizbeth says, “My parents have sacrificed so much for my siblings and me. Continuing my education is just a small way for me to pay them back for everything they have done for me and my brothers and sister.” more info

Evelyn’s Story is so Inspiring

Nov 19, 2022

While Evelyn’s family always encouraged her to attend college, their economic struggles meant that the dream would be hard won. Due to a physical disability, her father was not able to work, leaving her mother to be the sole provider for the family of four. Evelyn was determined to attain higher education, and sought out financial aid and scholarships to cover her educational expenses. She remains enduringly grateful for the aid. more info

Niner Wine Estate's Buck-a-Bottle month supports the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship

Nov 16, 2022

November is Buck-a-Bottle month for Niner Wine Estates. Every year, for every bottle that is sold in their tasting room and online, $1 is donated to a local charity fund. This year, Niner is donating to the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship. more info

Californian Vintners Report High Quality for 2022 Harvest

Nov 15, 2022

Wine Industry Advisor recently released a Press Release on the 2022 winegrape harvest season, stating that after a season of curveballs, vintners across the state are expecting a high-quality 2022 vintage. more info

Make a Gift, Change a Students Life

Nov 12, 2022

This year, Vineyard Team is participating in GivingTuesday! Our goal is to raise $75,000 to provide academic opportunities to children of vineyard and winery workers — but we’ll only reach that goal through the kindness and generosity of people like you. Will you support us on GivingTuesday? more info

You could win a 2023 Green Medal Award!

Nov 07, 2022

Applications are being accepted for the 9th Annual California Green Medal Sustainable Winegrowing Leadership Awards. SIP Certified members have received awards in previous years -- you could be next!<br /> <br /> Applications will be accepted through January 20, 2023. more info

“The biggest inheritance that I’m going to leave you…”

Nov 05, 2022

“You need to have a degree.” Mia, daughter of Juan Nevarez, heard it all of her life. “Education opens doors and will help you to become self-sufficient. People won’t take you seriously without it, and you’ll have to work extra hard to demonstrate that you know what you know.” more info

2023 Vineyard Team Grower Membership

Oct 31, 2022

It is time to renew your 2023 Vineyard Team Grower Membership. As you know, Vineyard Team is dedicated to bringing you the latest sustainable viticulture knowledge. more info

Exciting News for the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship!

Oct 29, 2022

$1.3 Million Raised for the Children of Vineyard and Winery Workers<br /> Wine industry and business leaders from across the country once again came together at Must! Charities’ PURPOSE event with a shared passion to give back—and the results were astounding. more info

Fall Wine Experiences from Hotel San Luis Obispo

Oct 13, 2022

Now through December 18th, Hotel San Luis Obispo, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of San Luis Obispo’s vibrant downtown, invites wine lovers to discover the beauty of the Central Coast during harvest with a host of fall-inspired experiences. They have teamed with two SIP Certified brands to offer guests incredible deals featuring sustainable wines! more info

Growing Grapes while Protecting Lakes

Oct 03, 2022

Chantal Lefebvre, owner of WaterFire Vineyards, the first property outside of California to be SIP Certified, was recently interviewed by Jennifer Kiel of Michigan Farmer to talk about the history of their vineyard, and how they have used their sustainable certification to differentiate their business and demonstrate how to grow grapes while protecting the lakes. more info

Make a Gift, Change a Students Life

Nov 11, 2021

You might have heard about our Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship. We know higher education is important to many students but paying for college can be challenging. The Vineyard Team’s Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship helps college students whose parents work in members' vineyards and wineries achieve their dreams. more info

The Best Gift you can Give Someone is a Gift of Education

Nov 10, 2021

The Vineyard Team's Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship honors Juan Nevarez, a beloved member of the Central Coast winegrape industry, whose kindness, expertise, and passion shaped so many local vineyards. Juan Nevarez was a dreamer. But the difference between Juan and many at that time was his ability to turn his dreams into reality and share that opportunity for others. The Vineyard Team is proud to pay tribute to a Paso Robles Pioneer through this scholarship that supports families of vineyard employees in their educational pursuits. more info

Esteban’s Story of Achieving Higher Education is so Inspiring

Oct 27, 2021

We know higher education is important to many students but paying for college can be challenging. The Vineyard Team’s Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship helps college students whose parents work in our members' vineyards and wineries achieve their dreams. Help us reach our goal to raise $50,000 by December 1. YOU can make a life-changing impact on a student’s future. more info