Grape Basin News Wants Your 2019 Harvest Results – Help Establish a Record of Nevada’s Grape Crop

Posting instructions at the bottom of this story

Grape Basin News is inviting all Nevada grape producers to contribute harvest results for 2019, as we begin to record the state’s annual grape crop. Commercial growers and back yard viticulturists are welcome to post at the Grape Basin Exchange.

Mike Lenox examines young fruit on vines planted by his late father at the Lenox Ranch in Silver Springs, on August 4, 2019. Photo: @GrapeBasinNews

The reports will establish a baseline to track future expansion of both industrial and hobbyist viticulture in Nevada. These figures will have an array of future uses – not least of which will be lobbying the state legislature as our growing wine industry seeks changes to Nevada law.

Grape Basin News is looking for data on pounds or tons harvested, varieties, geographic location of vineyards, and altitude. Additional data is welcome.

The Grape Basin Exchange was created following a request from a Nevada Vines & Wines member who suggested that that the local vintner community needed an online place to exchange information, and post their various needs for help. Although it was created along with the Grape Basin News website in 2016, the Exchange has not been used, largely due to early technical problems that for a long time went uncorrected.

The Exchange is now ready for use. In addition to harvest results, GBN anticipates other activities on the Exchange, including posts requesting and providing harvest help.

To post your 2019 harvest results:
1- Go to GrapeBasinNews home page and create an account if you don’t have one (top left corner)
2- Click on the Grape Basin News Exchange
3- Choose the “CREATE NEW POST” option
4- Detailed instructions will appear for posting harvest results
Questions? Contact Grape Basin News here:  News at GrapeBasinNews dot com

Archway to the center of Dave Clark’s sparks vineyard. Photo: @GrapeBasinNews


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