INDEPENDENT GRAPE GROWERS — PASO ROBLES AREA
An Association of Viticulture Industry Members Dedicated to the Advancement of Superior Wine Grape Growing
Californias Wine Grapes from San Luis Obispo County, USA
The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) is dedicated to the advancement of superior wine grape growing in the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area, the largest and fastest-growing wine appellation in California and the home to a distinct variety of soils, micro-climates, and grape varietals.
Through our online marketplace listing service, ongoing seminars, and other critical services, IGGPRA provides a networking forum to promote cooperation and collaboration between the over 300 IGGPRA Member Grape Growers in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County (representing 27,000 fruit-producing acres and 40 grape varietals), and interested international grape growers, grape buyers, vintners, and vineyard suppliers.
IGGPRA's Upcoming Seminar
Grape Vine Nutrition Considerations in a Year of Continuing Drought, a Disappointing 2015 Vintage and the Invisible El Nino
April 27, 2016
Time and Location
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Castoro Cellars in the Art Gallery, 1315 N. Bethel Road, Templeton, CA 93456
Topics and Speakers
Nutrition Planning for Post Bud Break
John Perry, Technical Sales Representative and member of the Agronomic Services Team for Simplot Grower Solutions/California
Vertebrate Pest Control
David H. Headrick, Ph.D., Professor at California Polytechnic University
What Happened to the Godzilla El Nino
John Lindsey, Marine Meteorologist, PG&E
Free for IGGPRA Members, $20 for Non-Members Payment collected at door. Space is limited. RSVP for "Seminar" please leave a message at 805-461-1391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get ready to “mix it up” at the Fiesta de Amigos
April mixer sponsored in part by Precision Ag Consulting at the beautiful Four Sisters’ Ranch in San Miguel, Saturday, April 30, 6 pm – 9 pm.
Start by mixing up your favorite guacamole or salsa recipe to share in the “Guac Off” (details below) and then come out to mix and mingle with old and new friends. At Fiesta de Amigos, we’ll be keeping the traditional Spanish social flair with some fun, new exciting twists like:
- Taco Bar by Choco’s Mexican Grill
- Live Mariachi Music by Mariachi Voces Tapatias
- A Guac Off – guacamole and salsa competition (details below)
- Spanish wine varietal tasting (you bring the wines)
All you have to bring is your favorite homemade guacamole or salsa and a Spanish wine varietal to share at the tasting table. No place settings are needed for this one. The cost is FREE for members (two guests per membership) and $20/pp for non-members (before April 25) and $25/pp for non-members (after April 25 or at the door).
Be sure to mark your calendars and invite your friends. It’s sure to be a “buen tiempo.”
REGISTER ONLINE NOW
For more information, visit Fiesta de Amigos. If you have any questions about registering, or you’d like to register by phone, please call Michelle Hido at 310-795-7263 or write to her at email@example.com. If registering by phone or email, please include the number of people (members and non-members) in your party and their first and last names.
A homemade guacamole and salsa competition where winners will be decided by a popular vote. Chips will be provided. To enter, simply mix-up your favorite guac or salsa recipe and bring it to the event. If you’d like to share your recipe, please type or print it on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper and give it to the host/hostess at check-in.
Be a Part of IGGPRA’s 2016 Member Directory
The Board is especially proud of the 2016 Member Directory. The updated directory improves the visibility and recongnition of the Associaton.
CLICK HERE to Join IGGPRA TODAY and be receive your 2016 Membership Directory!
IGGPRA Membership Signs – AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
$35 per sign – purchase your new sign today!
IGGPRA Membership Signs available for purchase! The IGGPRA sign features a new design is more impactful, registers the IGGPRA name instantly and carries the logo that appears on our Website, newsletter and various mailings. The new sign is the essence of impactful simplicity. For those of you who are married to the old design please consider that “pretty” doesn’t necessarily equate to successful communication and at normal highway speeds it is difficult to determine just what the sign represents.
To purchase a Membership Sign, contact IGGPRA President Ken Bray by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (805) 459-6075.
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