Independent Grape Growers - Paso Robles Area
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Past Events

Vineyard Weed Management Plus Vineyard Nutrition and Soil Health

June 19, 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Got weeds (don’t we all)? Join us at our in-person June Seminar at Allegretto to learn some great tips on vineyard weed management and soil nutrition.
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IGGPRA Field Day and Mixer

May 31, 2024
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join IGGPRA for local agriculture vendors, live equipment demonstrations, and prizes at Jack Creek Cellars. Our Field Day (2:00 - 5:00 PM) will be followed by our May Member Mixer (5:00 - 8:00PM).
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April 2024 Seminar: Healthy Soils

April 17, 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Healthy soil is a foundational element to any successful vineyard. Come learn from two local experts at this in-person seminar and learn how to test for, build, and maintain the ideal growing media to maximize wine grape quality and production.
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Pesticide Safety Train-the-Trainer Workshops

April 10, 2024 - April 11, 2024
By sending just one of your employees to this workshop, you are opening the door for all of your employees to be properly trained at any time. The workshop is in-person, free of charge, and lunch is provided. Only 25 spots per session.
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Fundraiser: Operation School Bell 2024

March 31, 2024
In 2022, Operation School Bell clothed approximately 2,375 children in the County.  475 of them came from Agriculture families. Here's your opportunity to help!
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March 2024 Seminar: Rodents and Pesticides

March 20, 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

2024 already feeling a bit squirrely? We can help! Get your annual laws and regulations update in our March seminar.
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IGGPRA Annual Meeting and Elections 2024

February 24, 2024
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

IGGPRA Members are invited to attend the 2024 Annual Meeting on Saturday, February the 24th at California Coast Brewery on Railroad St. in Paso Robles. We will be serving dinner buffet style; with an entrée choice between Smoked Brisket and BBQ chicken. We will also vote. Be there!
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2024 Board Elections

February 8, 2024 - February 22, 2024
We need all members to vote for the 2024 open Board of Directors positions.
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January 2024 Seminar: Sustainable and Regenerative Farming, and the State Water Board's New Winery Order

January 17, 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Our January Seminar will be on Zoom with speakers covering sustainable and regenerative farming plus the State Water Board's new winery order. Free for members! $30 for non-members. RSVP to get the Zoom link. This is an important alert! Learn from experts what these requirements are and how to get compliant.

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IGGPRA Merry Mixer 2023

December 6, 2023
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

IGGPRA Members - Join us for our annual Merry Mixer for food, fun, and wine! This is a potluck event and free for members but you must RSVP.
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November Seminar - From Soil Development to Highway 101

November 15, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us IN-PERSON at Castoro Cellars to talk about future plans. Our speakers will talk about vineyard soil development, advances in grapevine trunk disease management, and the planned upgrades to the Highway 101 Corridor.
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Harvest Hoedown 2023

September 23, 2023
6:00 - 10:00 PM

It's time to celebrate together! It's the IGGPRA Annual Harvest Hoedown. Let's enjoy some live music, great BBQ, and, of course, wine!
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Paso Robles Agriculture Safety Training

August 29, 2023
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

IGGPRA is pleased to be part of the first annual Paso Robles Agri-Safe Training featuring essential Cal/OSHA required safety training courses for all vineyard workers - FREE!!!
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Harvest Preparation, Current Wine Grape Market Conditions, and Winery Expectations

August 16, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us IN PERSON at Castoro Cellars for a presentation on grape and wine testing services followed by a panel discussion with grower reps, winemakers, and a grape brokerage.
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Vineyard Insect Pests on the Central Coast

July 19, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn more about vineyard insect pests on the Central Coast including leafhoppers, mealy bugs, and spider mites - plus, we'll talk about best practices for their control.
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Paso Robles Groundwater Basin Sustainability Plan Update

June 21, 2023

Get the latest regarding the status of the Paso Groundwater Sustainability Plan from local experts Blaine Reely, PhD, PE, Director, Groundwater Sustainability, County of San Luis Obispo and Brent Burchett, Executive Director, San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau.
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In-Field Demonstration of Mechanical Weed Knives and Under Vine Cultivation

May 24, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a LIVE and IN-PERSON demonstration of mechanical weed knives and under vine cultivation at P&R Vineyard in Paso Robles.

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May Member Mixer

May 21, 2023
4:30 - 7:30 PM

We want to see you!  Our next Member Mixer will be on Sunday, May 21st from 4:30 - 7:30 PM at the Four Sisters Ranch and Winery (2995 Pleasant Rd., San Miguel).  To make it a true fiesta, we'll be serving up some delicious Mexican food and a Mariachi band will be performing live! 
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May Seminar: Ag Order 4.0 Compliance

May 3, 2023
1:00 PM

Learn the latest on Ag Order 4.0 compliance. Find out how to navigate the confusing world of Ag Order 4.0 from experts at IGGPRA's special virtual seminar on May 3, 2023 beginning at 1:00 PM on Zoom. No DPR CE units are offered for this event.
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Mildew Control and Irrigation Strategies

April 19, 2023

Learn how to identify and control powdery mildew in the vineyard and earn 1 hour of DPR CE credit.  Then, learn how to manage irrigation for optimal results through the growing cycle, and get the latest updates on the CA Department of Food and Agriculture’s State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) grants.
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Operation School Bell

March 31, 2023
Call to Action:
Support Operation School Bell to cloth children of agricultural workers in northern San Luis Obispo County!
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Ground Squirrel Control & Laws & Regulations Update

March 15, 2023

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Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Election

February 24, 2023

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IGGPRA Member Signs Available for Purchase

December 30, 2022
$25 to purchase and pick up in Paso Robles
$10 for shipping per sign
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Merry Mixer

December 7, 2022
Please join us for our Merry Mixer! This event is free for members, but please RSVP.
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Current Issues in Winemaking

November 16, 2022

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Harvest Hoedown

September 24, 2022
Get on your dancing boots and come celebrate the harvest!
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August Seminar - Grower Success Roundtable

August 17, 2022
Growers will collaborate and discuss key vineyard issues, led by industry leaders.
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Order Your IGGPRA Sweatshirt (or have a pre-ordered one shipped here)

August 1, 2022
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July Seminar: Vineyard Insects & Nematodes

July 20, 2022
Dr. Karl Lund, UCCE Viticulture Advisor and soil pest expert, will be advising growers on nematodes and phylloxera in the vineyard.
Sean Moralos from Nutrien Ag will be discussing insect pests.

2 Hours of Continuing Education Units from DPR Approved!
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Summer Solstice Mixer

June 25, 2022

Come enjoy fellowship, food and fun with fellow wine industry members.
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May Seminar In the Vineyard: Shoot Thinning & Fire Prevention

May 18, 2022

Octavio Garcia will demonstrate the essentials of shoot thinning. Cal Fire will be talking with growers about fire prevention on the ranch.
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April Seminar: Weed Control + Laws & Regs

April 20, 2022

2 hours of DPR CEUs Applied for
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WiVi Returns in 2022!

March 30, 2022
9am - 6pm

WiVi Central Coast, a one-day conference and tradeshow featuring sessions by top industry leaders on regional viticulture, enology and DTC topics, will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2022 at the Paso Robles Events Center.
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March Seminar

March 16, 2022

We we will covering a lot of ground at the March Seminar:
Ag Order 4.0
Frost Mitigation
Rootstock Selections for the Central Coast
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Annual Membership Meeting & Board of Directors Election

February 26, 2022

Register for our Annual Meeting & Dinner, view the Agenda, and Vote for the 2022-2023 Board of Directors.
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Seminar Feedback Survey

January 20, 2022 - February 3, 2022
Let us know what you'd like to learn about in the 2022 Seminar Series!
Select, "Read More" to complete a short 3 question survey.
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Pruning Demonstration

January 19, 2022
12:00PM - 1:45PM

Meet us in the vineyard for some pruning!
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Merry Mixer

December 16, 2021
5:30PM - 7:30PM

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November Seminar

November 17, 2021
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Its fall and so its time to talk winter weather, buttoning up the vineyard, and soil health!
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Harvest Hoedown!

September 25, 2021
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Tickets on sale now!
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Special Presentation: CDFA Healthy Soils

September 22, 2021

How to participate in the CDFA Healthy Soils Program.
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August Seminar: Intro to Vineyard Management

August 18, 2021
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Evaluating Your Vineyard for Future Vintages - Jason Yeager, Scotlyn Vineyards
Irrigation Monitoring Options - Jacob Moreno, Irrometer
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July Seminar: Laws Update & The Future of Ag Water in Paso Robles

July 21, 2021
1:00PM - 2:30PM

1 Hr of DPR Continuing Education
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June Seminar: Vertebrate and Powdery Mildew Controls

June 16, 2021
1:00PM - 2:30PM

1 Hour of DPR Continuing Education Credits Approved
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May Seminar: Vineyard Insect Pests, Equipment Maintenance

May 19, 2021
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Dr. Costello, Entomologist from Cal Poly, will review identification and control of our key vineyard insect pests. Eric Steiger, Fleet Manager & Mechanic, will review what small growers should be doing to maintain common farm equipment and provide resources.
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April Seminar: Grape Market Update, Underground Growing Challenges

April 21, 2021
1:00PM - 2:30PM

2020 and 2021 are shaping up to be very distinct vintages and the business of selling grapes is just one example.  Please join us Wednesday, April 21st to get the annual industry update from one of IGGPRA’s most popular speakers, Audra Cooper.  Linnea Smith will discuss strategies for successfully growing grapes in challenging calcareous soils and with poor water quality. 
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March Seminar: Irrigation Optimization in the Vineyard

March 17, 2021
1:00PM - 2:30PM

*Franklin Gaudi from Cal Poly's Irrigation Training and Research Center will be discussing drip system uniformity and how to maximize efficiency of your systems. 
*Mark Greenspan of Advanced Viticulture in Sonoma, CA will be discuss plant water relationships. 
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Annual Meeting and Board Election - Zoom meeting

February 24, 2021
6pm - 7pm

We will miss sharing dinner with you this year! Instead, we have a gift for you!
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February Seminar: Weed Management & Replanting Success

February 17, 2021
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Dr. Scott Steinmaus will teach us all about weed management and sprayer calibration. Mindy Allen will be giving advice on how to keep those replants alive when planted next to established vines.
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January Virtual Seminar (Grafting & Grapevine Trunk Diseases)

January 20, 2021
1:00PM - 2:30PM

January's seminar will cover trunk diseases and grafting! Join us on Zoom!
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November Virtual Seminar: Soil Amendments and Weather Forecasting

November 18, 2020
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Learn how to properly read a soil analysis report. We will also be discussing soil amendment procurement and application.
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October Virtual Seminar: Diagnosing Soil Issues in the Vineyard

October 21, 2020
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Come hear Steve Vierra, Certified Professional Soil Scientist, talk about the proper ways to evaluate and diagnose soil related issues in the vineyard. With 20 years as a Soil Scientist and Vineyard Manager on the Central Coast, he is has surveyed hundreds of soils in Paso Robles.

Does smoke taint have you confused on where to go to next? Field Gibson, VP of DiBuduo & DeFendis Insurance Brokers will be giving an update on crop insurance issues specific to smoke taint claims. You won't want to miss this!
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September 24, 2020
5:30 - 8:30 PM

We can't have our traditional Harvest Hoedown, but that doesn't mean we can't celebrate harvest anyway!
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August Online Seminar

August 19, 2020
1:00PM - 2:30PM

Erin Amaral will speak about controlling birds, gophers, & squirrels in the vineyard.
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Grape Sales Virtual Roundtable Discussion

July 29, 2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM

A collaborative grape sales strategy discussion among IGGPRA growers, industry professionals, & board members.
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July 15 Seminar

July 15, 2020
1 - 2:30 pm

Get ready for this one! Let's ZOOM together...
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June 17th virtual seminar

June 17, 2020
1 - 2:30 pm

Join us on June 17, for the next installment of IGGPRA’s 2020 grower seminar series. The June seminar will offer 1.0 hours of CEU credit in the “other” category.
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May Zoom Seminar

May 20, 2020

This “virtual” seminar will offer 1.5 hours of CEU credits—so important to all of us Private Applicators, PCAs, or QALs. Subjects include:
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IGGPRA seminar hosted on Zoom

April 15, 2020
1 pm

Join us for this free online seminar!
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WiVi coming March 25 - Discount tickets for IGGPRA members!

March 25, 2020
All Day

WiVi Central Coast, a one-day conference and tradeshow featuring sessions by top industry leaders on regional viticulture, enology and DTC topics, will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at the Paso Robles Events Center.

This premier wine and viticulture symposium and trade show is now the largest wine industry event south of San Francisco, WiVi boasts 45,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space with nearly 200 exhibits and hundreds of new products, product demonstrations, educational seminars and networking opportunities for winemakers, grape growers, winery owners and managers.
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Seminar #2

March 18, 2020
Seminar Cancelled

We will schedule a makeup seminar in the months ahead.
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Wine Country BBQ and Annual Meeting

February 26, 2020
5:30 - 8:00 PM

Let's get together at the Park Ballroom, downtown Paso Robles, eat some BBQ, drink some wine together and elect the new Board of Directors!
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Seminar - Jan 2020

January 15, 2020
1-4 pm

Vineyard Economics in a Challenging Business Environment
Castoro Cellars, Paso Robles
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December 10, 2019
6 PM TO 8 PM

See you at Croad Vineyards December 10th!!
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2019-20 Rain Projections and Models

November 20, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: J. Lohr Winery
6169 Airport Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446

A seminar you don't want to miss!
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Putting the Vines to Sleep and Winter Activities

October 16, 2019
Hard to imagine but winter is in fact approaching, thus making fall a critically important time to assess vineyard health and plan for next year. Join us for Seminar #7 of IGGPRA’s 2019 practical grape growing series earn 1 CEU “other” credit and get the latest regarding trunk disease and vineyard floor management. Dave Haggmark from Wonderful Nursery to tell us about plant stock availability and Associate Member Field Gibson to talk about crop insurance.

Don’t miss the latest in IGGPRA’s 2019 Seminar Series following the annual growing cycle! Join your friends at IGGPRA’s Seminar #7.

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Harvest Hoedown

September 21, 2019
6 - 10 PM

The biggest little party of the year! You won't want to miss it!
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Growing Cycle: Preparing for Harvest: Grape Test Before You Harvest

August 21, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: J Lohr
1.5 CEU credits
Subject matter you may not know that you should know!
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The Growing Cycle: Irrigation, Vine Nutrition, Pest Management

July 17, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Veraison is rapidly approaching! What to expect this year and how to deal with it for the best harvest results.
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Summer in the Vineyard

June 19, 2019
1-4 pm

What's going on in your vineyard?
What's going on in the market?
Join us and stay ahead of the curve!
I CEU credit.
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Wednesday Wine Down

May 29, 2019
Dinner, Blind Wine Tasting Contest, Wine Bingo and more! At Castoro Cellars, Templeton.
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Bloom Time Updates

April 17, 2019
1 – 4 p.m.

Stay informed and earn a valuable Laws & Regs CEU at IGGPRA’s May seminar.
1 Laws & Regs CEU Applied for
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March 20, 2019
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Get your vineyard and winery ready for spring and earn a continuing education credit at IGGPRA’s March seminar.
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Wine Country BBQ and Annual Meeting

February 27, 2019
5:30 - 8 pm

This is the Annual Business Meeting which includes the election of members to the IGGPRA Board.
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2019 Practical Grape Growing Seminar Series I - Pruning

February 9, 2019
1-3 pm

Pruning Seminar - speakers and demonstration

St. Hilaire Vineyard, 1950 El Pomar Drive
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Merry Mixer

November 29, 2018
5:30 - 7:30

Check map below for directions to Croad Vineyard
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November Seminar

November 21, 2018
1 pm to 4 pm

Castoro Meeting Room next to Tasting Room
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October Seminar

October 17, 2018
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

It's Nursery Time
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Harvest Hoedown

September 30, 2018
6-10 PM

Tri-Tip BBQ, Live music by the Mother Corn Shuckers, Pie Baking Contest, Wine Walk and more. At the Loading Chute Creston, CA.
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August Seminar

August 15, 2018
1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Come to IGGPRA’s August seminar and find out how weather can affect grape chemistry, get the latest market update, and hear about label updates on products you may need to use this fall. You can also earn a continuing education unit.
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July Seminar

July 18, 2018
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June 10, 2018
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Whether you enjoy making chili, or just eating it, you won’t want to miss the 3rd Annual Chili Cookoff. You’ll get to taste some great chili, enjoy local wines and light bites prepared by the Culinary Arts Academy while grooving to the country rock sounds of local favorite, Tennessee Jimmy. All of this and more will take place at the beautiful Terra Vineyards.
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May Seminar

May 16, 2018
1:00-4:00 PM

J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines
6169 Airport Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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March Seminar

March 14, 2018
1:00 - 4:00

March Into Spring – Session two of the IGGPRA 2018 eight-part Practical Wine Grape Growing Series will be held March 14, at 1:00 p.m. at J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines located at 6169 Airport Road in Paso Robles, Calif.
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Spaghetti Western Annual Meeting & Mixer

February 16, 2018
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand. The 2018 Annual Meeting will be presented in wild, wild west fashion. In addition to the annual update and board elections, there will be a spaghetti dinner prepared by Chef Charles Paladin, an Italian Wine Varietal Shoot-Out and more. Watch for more details coming soon.

This is a member-only mixer and meeting.
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2018 Practical Grape Growing Seminar - Pruning & Planning

January 17, 2018
1:00-4:00 PM

IGGPRA will kick off its 2018 Practical Grape Growing Seminar Services with “Pruning & Planning: Starting the growing season right.” The meeting will feature pruning demonstrations for head-trained and trellised vines, and important things you need to know about crop insurance. The deadline to apply for crop insurance is January 31, 2018 so don’t miss this great opportunity to find out what you need to know before the deadline passes.

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Holiday Member Merry Mixer

November 30, 2017
5:30 p.m.

Get into the spirit at the IGGPRA holiday mixer. Enjoy appetizers, great wine and networking at the beautiful Croad Vineyard & Winery.
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IGGPRA Educational Seminar - November

November 8, 2017
1pm - 4pm

The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) will host the eight in a series of eight seminars in 2017 for grape growers in and around San Luis Obispo County.
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Tribute to Richard Sauret

October 25, 2017

Please join us to celebrate the life and accomplishments of our President Emeritus Richard Sauret.

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IGGPRA Educational Seminar - October

October 19, 2017
2 pm to 5 pm

The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) will host the seventh in a series of eight seminars in 2017 for grape growers in and around San Luis Obispo County.
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IGGPRA Educational Seminar - September

September 20, 2017
1pm - 4pm

The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) will host the sixth in a series of eight seminars in 2017 for grape growers in and around San Luis Obispo County.
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Harvest Hoedown 2017

August 5, 2017
6:00 pm - 8 pm

Celebrate the onset of harvest at the third annual Harvest Hoedown at The Loading Chute in Creston, California. There will be a baking contest, and wine walk with great prizes, along with a Tri-Tip and chicken BBQ with all the fixin's.
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IGGPRA Educational Seminar at J. Lohr Vineyards

July 19, 2017

The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) will host the fifth in a series of eight seminars in 2017 for grape growers in and around San Luis Obispo County.
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IGGPRA Educational Seminar at Castoro Cellars

June 21, 2017

The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) will host the fourth in a series of eight seminars in 2017 for grape growers in and around San Luis Obispo County.
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May Educational Seminar

May 17, 2017
1:00 - 4:00

Grape growers in and around the Central Coast are invited to attend the third of an eight-part seminar series hosted by the Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) on May 17. Attendees who are Private Applicators or PCA's can receive up to two hours of continuing education credit.
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Chili Cook-off - 2017

April 30, 2017
4 pm - 8 pm

Time to get the Chili going!

Registration is now open
Discounted ticket pricing ends Monday, April 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
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IGGPRA Educational Seminar at La Quinta

March 22, 2017
1 pm - 4 pm

The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) will host the third in a series of eight seminars in 2017 for grape growers in and around San Luis Obispo County.
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WiVi Central Coast

March 15, 2017

Stop by and visit IGGPRA's booth #327 in the Paso Robles Event Center

Annual Meeting & Spaghetti Western Member Mixer

February 23, 2017
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Saddle up your pony and come to the IGGPRA 2017 Spaghetti Western Annual Meeting at Castoro Cellars sponsored by Coastal Tractor. Don your boots and hats and bring your favorite, local wine varietal to participate in the Italian Wine Shoot out. Chef Charlie will be serving up the grub so all you have to bring is your wine and wine glasses. The rest of the nitty-gritty is down below.
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February Board of Directors Meeting

February 2, 2017
5:00 - 7:00

Call 805-591-4204 for more info, such as meeting location

Practical Grape Growing - January Seminar

January 18, 2017
1:00pm - 3:30pm

The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) has announced that it will host a series of eight seminars in 2017 for grape growers in and around San Luis Obispo County. The first of these seminars will be held on January 18.
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