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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

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

2011 Foothill Grape Day  "Focus on Barbera" Agenda

2010 Foothill Grape Day Agenda

2009 Foothill Grape Day Agenda

2008 Foothill Grape Day Agenda

  • Spider Mite Control in the Vineyard: Organic and conventional strategiesDr. Frank Zalom, UC Davis Entomology
  • Top 10 mediterranean varieties for warm places in CaliforniaGlenn McGourty, U.C. Cooperative Extension Lake and Mendocino Counties
  • Evaluation of Barbera ClonesDr. Matthew Fidelibus, UC Kearney Agriculture Center, Parlier
  • Differentiating the Foothills: Defining and Marketing What Can Set Us ApartPanel presentations and discussions
  • The Foothill Rhone NicheBill 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/WoodbridgeStuart 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 PerspectiveMike 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