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American Vineyard Foundation Receives 78 Grant Proposals

Napa, CA – The American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) has received 78 funding requests for projects ranging from mealybug control to microbiomics, and is now deliberating on how to allocate over $1 million in available research funds among these grant requests. The mission of the AVF is to raise funds that address grape and wine industry […]

Industry Icon, Jim Frisinger, Named Chairman for 2010

Napa, CA – November 24, 2009: The American Vineyard Foundation, an organization whose mission is to raise funds that address grape and wine industry research priorities, has named Jim Frisinger, long-time member of the AVF board of directors, as chairman for the 2010 term. Jim Frisinger believes that the American Vineyard Foundation is one of […]

$1.9 Million in Funding for Viticulture Research

Napa, CA – Three major viticultural research funding organizations have joined together to contribute almost $2 million for viticulture and enology research projects in 2009. Over $1 million in funding was granted by the American Vineyard Foundation, with the balance coming from the Viticulture Consortium West and the California Competitive Grant Program for Research in Viticulture […]

American Vineyard Foundation Announces 2009 Board of Directors

Napa, CA – The American Vineyard Foundation, an organization whose mission is to raise funds that address grape and wine industry research priorities, announces its new Board of Directors for 2009. Bob Gallo (E & J Gallo Wines), Fred Franzia (Bronco Wine Company) and Jerry Lohr (J Lohr Vineyards), are among a distinguished group of […]

AVF Funded Research Leads to Development of Hydrogen Sulfide Reducing Yeast

Napa, CA, January 19, 2009 – Reducing hydrogen sulfides during the winemaking process just got easier, thanks in large part to American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) funded research that has led to the development of a proprietary hydrogen sulfide (H2S) reducing yeast technology that prevents the formation of H2S during fermentation. This technology was developed by Dr. […]

AVF Awards Scholarships to Viticulture and Enology Students

Napa, Calif., August 20, 2008 – The American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) and the André Tchelistcheff & Dr. Richard Peterson Scholarship Committee has awarded two UC Davis students, Alexander Chassy and Annegret Rust, with scholarships to help support their current research and educational goals. “For our committee members, who included Dr. Richard Peterson, Dorothy Tchelistcheff, Robert Steinhauer […]