Wines & Vines Home
   
 
Welcome Guest
LOGIN |  CREATE ACCOUNT
 
 

Faces & Forums

 

Expo Promotes Green Growth

January 2009
 
by Kate Lavin
 
 
Julian Malone
 
Julian Malone of Scheid Vineyards takes an electric ATV from Barefoot Motors, one of dozens of exhibitors, out for a spin around the lawn of the Monterey Fairgrounds.
 
Monterey, Calif. -- About 350 viticulturists and other specialty farmers soaked up information on eco-friendly business practices during the Sustainable Ag Expo held at the Monterey Fairgrounds. The Central Coast Vineyard Team organized the Nov. 13-14 event.

"Not only did we attract a variety of farmers from different areas, but our panels with speakers outside of the ag sector were very well received," said Kris O'Connor, executive director of the CCVT. "I am reminded once again that farmers are innovators and focused on solutions."

Jean and Anamosa
 
Jean-Jacques Lambert (Left)listens to comments after his talk about soil type and chemistry. Paul Anamosa (Right) is a Napa-based vineyard consultant for Vineyard Soil Technologies.
 
A United Nations panel in 2007 said that agriculture and forestry are responsible for 31% of greenhouse gas emissions, and one of the biggest topics at the conference was how to adopt environmentally conscientious practices while still making good business decisions. For example, panelists during a session on renewable energy asserted that it's better for business owners to make their operations as energy efficient as possible before installing solar panels, otherwise they could end up throwing money away by paying for the purchase and installation of more solar cells than they need.

"There are a lot of people who want to put solar up as soon as possible, but it's really not a good business move," said John Garn, co-owner of ViewCraft.

Foxx and Wample
 
Foxx Viticulture's Prudy Foxx (Right) is a winegrowing consultant in Santa Cruz County. Robert Wample (Left), V&E department chair at CSU Fresno, prepares to give a research update.
 
SHARE »
Close
 
Currently no comments posted for this article.
 
 
SEE OTHER EDITIONS OF THIS COLUMN ï¿½ CURRENT COLUMN ARTICLES »


 
Wines & Vines Home
 
866.453.9701 | 415.453.9700 | Fax: 415.453.2517
65 Mitchell Blvd., Ste. A San Rafael, CA 94903
info@winesandvines.com
Wine Industry Metrics
 
Off-Premise Sales » Month   12 Months  
December 2014 $776 million
3%
$7,866 million
5%
December 2013 $755 million $7,470 million
     
Direct-to-Consumer Shipments » Month   12 Months  
December 2014 $166 million
14%
$1,820 million
15%
December 2013 $145 million $1,576 million
     
Winery Job Index » Month   12 Months  
December 2014 155
27%
229
14%
December 2013 122 200
     
 
MORE » Released on 01.15.2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Direct To Consumer
Wine Shipping Report
2015
 
Download full report »
 
 

Practical Winery & Vineyard Library
 
Search the PWV archive »
 
 

CALENDAR
  • January 29-31
     
    Zinfandel Experience
     
  • February 5-7
     
    Cold Climate Conference
     
  • February 6
     
    Wine Market Council Research Conference, Napa Valley
     
  • February 6-7
     
    Maryland Grape and Wine Industry Conference
     
  • MORE »
 

READER COMMENTS
 
Article: Pierce's Disease Assessment Vote Approaches »
 
Now that Dr. Walker has conquered PD, shall we get him working on GRBaV?
Reader: Guest
 
Article: Who's Confused About Champagne? »
 
I think Korbel is missing an opportunity to reap a public relations bonanza. They could...
Reader: Donn Rutkoff
 
Article: Wine Flash Sales Activity Still Strong »
 
Thanks for the comment. It's a good point. We have added a line to the...
Reader: Jim Gordon
 
Article: Wine Flash Sales Activity Still Strong »
 
The bar chart at the top of this article is misleading. Nowhere in the chart...
Reader: Guest
 
Article: Tasting the Effects of Wine Closures »
 
I am a few months behind on reading so I was happy to see what...
Reader: David Coffaro
 
 


Directory/Buyer's Guide — Your Wine Industry Marketplace
 
 
WINERY SEARCH
 
 
Advanced Search »
SUPPLIER SEARCH
   by Product
 by Company Name or Brand
 
Browse by Category »
2015 Directory/Buyer's Guide
The Wines & Vines Directory and Buyer's Guide
 
 
EXPANDED ONLINE SEARCH INCLUDED WITH PURCHASE
 
ORDER NOW »
 
LEARN MORE »
 
 
Wines & Vines Magazine
 
 
LEARN MORE »
 
SUBSCRIBE »
 
Digital Edition Now Available!
Wines & Vines Digital Edition Now Available
 
LEARN MORE »
 
ORDER NOW »
 
 
The Wines & Vines Online Marketing System
 
The Industry Standard winery marketing application
 
FREE LIVE DEMO »
 
VIEW VIDEO »
 
 
 
 
Latest Job Listings
 Purchasing Agent - Pac...
 Concord, CA
General Administration and
 Tour Guide/Wine Educat...
 Calistoga, CA
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Staff Accountant
 Guerneville, CA
Finance
 Retail Manager
 Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth & Mercer Counties, NJ
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 National Sales Manager
 N/A, CA
Sales and Marketing
 Soutirage Seeks New Cf...
 Napa, CA
Finance
 Regional Chain Manager...
 California, CA
Sales and Marketing
 Beer And Wine Managers
 Portland, OR
DTC, Tasting Room and Retai
 Northern Ca Region Man...
 San Francisco, CA
Sales and Marketing
 Human Resources Manage...
 Napa, CA
General Administration and
 
More Job Listings >>
Follow Us On:
 
 





Home  |  About Us  |  Editors  |  Subscribe  |  Print Edition  |  Digital Edition

Advertise  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy
 
 
Copyright © 2001-2015 by Wine Communications Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
No material may be reproduced without written permission of the Publisher.
Wines&Vines does not assume any responsibility for any unsolicited manuscripts or materials.