Attendance was high at last summer’s Water Conservation Field Day, which was held in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley.
Among the 200 attendees were vineyard owners, irrigation specialists and conservation groups such as the National Fisheries Service.
Water is a precious commodity in California, even for winegrape growers who don’t like to see their vineyards receive too much rainfall. One of the many important topics discussed involved how to assure vines get the right amount of water – no more and no less.
“We all need to conserve water,” noted Nick Frey, president of the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission. “This one thing – watering just to the bottom of the root zone and not beyond – is critical to put into practice.”