• Timely Pre-harvest Spray Information from Dr. Nita

    “Due to the rain event over the weekend, many people are concerned about protection for next week or two before the harvest…” For Mizuho Nita’s full blog update please go to:

    Recent Listings: VVA Exchange

    Please be sure to review the current listings in the VVA Exchange.  Recent additions include bulk wine and equipment for sale, multiples varieties of grapes being sought, and plenty of employment opportunities.  

    Grape Insect Update

    Doug Pfeiffer, Fruit Entomologist at Virginia Tech has prepared a list of updates on grape insects that should be reviewed by all growers. JAPANESE BEETLE: As predicted, this is shaping up to be a year of high JB populations. This … Continue reading

    Summer 2014 Grape Press

    The Summer 2014 Grape Press is out! Highlights include articles on canopy management, weather issues, potassium nutrition in grapes, soil science and much more. Summer 2014 Grape Press (pdf)

    Participate in a study of potassium uptake

    Lucie Morton is conducting a study for the Virginia Wine Board on the role of clay mineralogy on the uptake of potassium by wine grapes. If VVA members would like to participate and add baseline survey information to the study, … Continue reading

    Study Ampelography with Lucie Morton

    On Saturday, June 7, Lucie Morton will reprise a class on Ampelography that she first taught at Piedmont Virginia Community College last year. Ampelography involves the identification of grapevine varieties through the study of the shape and color of the … Continue reading

    An Offer You Can’t Refuse

    The VVA is in need of an official Glass Keeper, preferably a winery or someone with a commercial dishwasher in the Charlottesville area. Responsibilities: Bringing clean VVA wine glasses to the Omni the Wednesday before the Winter Technical begins and … Continue reading