The purpose of the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Association is to promote premium wine grape growing and the wine grape industry in El Dorado County.
EDWGGA activities include:
- Monthly meetings for members, many of which include programs on wine grape growing and the wine industry
- Field trips to observe and discuss vineyard management and various aspects of wine grape growing.
- Promoting El Dorado County as a premium wine grape growing region
- Sponsoring the Frank Herbert Memorial Award and the El Dorado Wine Grape Growers Award at the El Dorado County Fair Open Wine Competition.
- Hosting a Holiday Season party and other social events throughout the year to facilitate grower camaraderie and communication.
- Cooperating with the UC Davis Cooperative Extension on vineyard research and Foothill Grape Day.
Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Building at 130 Placerville Drive in Placerville. Occasionally meetings are held in conjunction with summer field trips to various vineyards and wineries. A meeting is usually skipped during the harvest season. See our calendar of events for more details.
2015 Board Members
El Dorado Winegrape Growers Association
P.O. Box 2121