alifornia's wine grape cultivation began in El Dorado County even before the Gold Rush of 1849. Topography, soils and altitudes in our area create varied microclimates consistent with the best known grape growing regions of the world. The premium grapes grown in these settings are ideally suited for diversification of wine product lines, unique offerings to wine clubs, or differentiation in today's competitive marketplace.

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Join the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers and you will receive all the benefits membership brings. We have monthly meeting to discuss current issues and best practices. We have special guests at the meeting that help all growers learn and become better farmers.

We look forward to meeting you.

Upcoming Events




JANUARY 17, 2018

Veteran's Hall, 130 Placerville Dr., Placerville CA 95667

Meeting of the Members

6:00 - Wine social and sign-in - bring a glass and a bottle of wine to share if you'd like

6:30 - Announcements

7:00 - Featured Speaker: Vineyard Consultant Stan Grant

At a 2016 EDWGGA meeting, Professor Vittorino Novello recommended cane pruning for many Italian varieties. However, many growers have never learned how to cane prune. Vineyard Consultant Stan Grant will instruct us in the art of cane pruning and when it is the preferred method over spur pruning. Stan will also discuss effective ways to prevent infection of pruning cuts from pathogens which cause Grapevine Trunk Disease.

Growers are invited to bring their questions for Stan.




Inspecting green-growing vines for VMB: 

Vine mealybug has been found on recent nursery shipments of green-growing vines in the North Coast region. 

Follow the newsletter link below to learn more. The newsletter can be used as training tool for crews inspecting vines as they are received


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Featured Grower

  • Charlie & Debbie Cosens

  • Lone Pine Vineyards
  • Placerville, CA

Lone Pine Vineyards is a hillside vineyard at 1700' carefully farming Lagrein, Refosco, and Chardonnay

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