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Napa Valley Growing Season Strong, This is Great News

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Napa, CA  – The Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) announced this week that winegrape season is officially underway, as growers confirm strong fruit set in all grape varieties.  Known as the process in which flowers become fruit, fruit set is an important milestone in the growing cycle, allowing grape growers to survey berry size and potential crop yields for the upcoming vintage.

Thus far, the 2020 growing season has been ideal.  Consistent warm weather without any major frost or heat events has created the perfect conditions for robust winegrape development.  Bud break was early, but the cool to warm spring and early summer weather set the ideal pace for vine growth, leading to exceptional flowering and uniform fruit set.

During this point in the growing season, growers are actively maintaining grape and vine health through canopy management – key practices for creating sunlight and air flow through the canopies, maximizing quality, minimizing disease pressure, and preventing sunburn.  Additionally, while Napa Valley has been relatively dry, grape growers continue to wisely use their water supplies so that vines are sufficiently irrigated throughout the season.

Napa Valley vineyards are still weeks away from veraison, but at this point, growers are enthusiastic about an excellent vintage for 2020.

To speak with a Napa Valley Grapegrowers representative regarding press inquiries, please email info@napagrowers.org

For more information about the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, please refer to www.napagrowers.org

About the Napa Valley Grapegrowers

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers is a non-profit trade organization that has played a vital role in strengthening Napa Valley’s reputation as a world-class viticultural region for 45 years.  Its mission is to preserve and promote Napa Valley’s world-class vineyards. NVG represents 726 Napa County grape growers and associated businesses.  Visit Napa Valley Grapegrowers and follow on Facebook and Instagram

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