El Dorado Wine Grape GrowersFun Group, Years of Knowledge, Helpful Members, Monthly Meetings & Much More...
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.
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Upcoming meeting agenda
Wednesday, November 18 - Growing Season Wrap-up and
Bob Leidigh - Appellation Cabardes @ Chateau Auzias near Carcassonne in the Occitiania Region of southern France, near the Pyrenees
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Stanley & Joan Geel
- Sun Mountain Farm & Vineyard
- Camino, CA
Sun Mountain Vineyard is located in the Apple Hill area of the Sierra foothills. The vineyard management practices comply with sustainable standards and is personally managed. Pest management recommendations are provided by a registered Pest Control Advisor on a regular basis. Vine soil moisture status is periodically sampled down to 4 feet at various sites in the vineyard to guide deficit irrigation at a specific interval during the season. Petiole samples are routinely submitted for analysis to assess nutrition status and remedial practices introduced where necessary. Yield is closely managed and limited to approximately 3 tons per acre. The wine from these grapes has received favorable reviews and awarded Double Gold and Best of Show at wine competition.