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Making wine a greener enterprise

By Kelowna Capital News From Bogota, Colombia, to Mexico City, to the wineries of the Okanagan, PhD student Camilo Peña has been on a round-the-world research journey aimed at better understanding and documenting the relationship between marketing, consumer motivation, and social and environmental sustainability in agriculture. His ambitions led him to Quail’s Gate winery in West …Read More

Organic farming a Santa Cruz mainstay

By Maria Gaura, Santa Cruz County is a pioneer in organic agriculture, with trendsetting organic farms, restaurants and specialty foods. But even here, in the alternative heartland, organic vineyards are few and far between. Only 40 acres of Santa Cruz County wine grapes, about 6 percent of vineyard acreage, are certified organic, according to crop reports. …Read More

Winemaker Faces Jail Over Pesticides

By Elizabeth Licata, The French government puts pressure on a Burgundian winemaker to spray his organic vineyard Organic wine is a small but growing market, but a winemaker in France’s Burgundy region cares so deeply about the organic cause that he’s willing to risk jail to avoid using pesticides on his vineyard. According to The Local, the …Read More