Entries by AVF

Hal Huffsmith Honored for Longtime Service with the American Vineyard Foundation

The Board of Directors of the American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) proudly extends our deepest gratitude to industry veteran Hal Huffsmith whose commitment, dedication and enormous contributions to the organization have been paramount to its success.  During Hal’s twenty six years of service, he has served on the Board, been a member of the Executive Committee […]

Breeding Rootstocks Resistant to Aggressive Root-Knot Nematodes

The USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) grape rootstock improvement program in Geneva, NY, has undergone significant changes in the past several years as a result of the resignation of Peter Cousins from his ARS rootstock breeder position and the abolishment of the vacated rootstock breeder position by ARS due to the federal budget cuts. However, […]

American Vineyard Foundation Provides 1.3 Million Dollars in 2016 Research Funding to the Wine and Grape Industry

Napa, CA – The American Vineyard Foundation’s Board of Directors has approved funding for 23 projects that cover a wide scope of viticulture and enology research needs. The AVF received 63 proposals for grant consideration covering topics as diverse as “Genetic Resistance to Powdery Mildew” and “Tannin Polysaccharide Interaction” to “Technology to Optimize Irrigation.” Each […]

American Vineyard Foundation Provides Over One Million Dollars to Fund Viticulture and Enology Research

Napa, CA – The American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) is pleased to announce funding of over one-million dollars in viticulture and enology research again this year.  The AVF,  which relies on voluntary contributions, maintained support for ongoing projects and provided funding for several new high priority projects. “Thanks to the generosity of nearly one-thousand grower and vintner […]

American Vineyard Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Awards

Napa, CA – The American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) is awarding five grants to graduate students conducting viticulture and enology research at University of California Davis and Fresno State University. Funds for these grants are provided by the André Tchelistcheff and Dr. Richard Peterson Scholarship Programs, managed by the AVF since 2007. Scholarship committee members Dorothy […]

Industry Veteran Arthur J. Caputi, Jr., Retires From The American Vineyard Foundation After 35 Years of Dedicated Service

Napa, CA – Arthur J. Caputi, Jr., known to industry friends and colleagues as Art, has announced his retirement from the American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) where he has served as an integral member of the AVF Executive Committee and a founding board member since the Foundation’s establishment in 1978. A respected mentor, pioneer and advocate for […]

Red Blotch Disease Sparks Collaborative Research Effort with Lead Funding by the American Vineyard Foundation

Napa, CA – Concern over the effects and spread of Red Blotch Disease has ignited grape industry interest with support for research to address the issue. Acting on this concern, the American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) received donations from a wide variety of industry-related sources. This generous support, together with additional funding from the California Grapevine Rootstock […]

American Vineyard Foundation Provides Over One Million Dollars in Research Funding to the Wine & Grape Industry

Napa, CA – The American Vineyard Foundation has announced that it is providing over one million dollars for research in 2011 by funding 28 grant proposals submitted for consideration. To further stretch project funding, the AVF collaborated with other wine and grape industry funding organizations such as the California Table Grape Commission, the Oregon Wine Board, […]

AVF Leads $2.5 Million in Viticulture Research Funding

Napa, CA – The American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) and several other organizations have joined together to fund over $2.5 million in viticulture and enology research projects in 2010. The American Vineyard Foundation alone contributed over $1 million in funds, with the balance coming from other agencies. A total of 79 research proposals, including such diverse […]