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2018 Finger Lakes Grape Price Listing

September 6, 2018

On August 15 each year, companies that purchase a certain amount of grapes in New York State must provide the list of prices they are paying for those grapes to New York's Department of Ag & Markets. For 20 years, the Finger Lakes Grape Program has requested those price lists from any winery or processor willing to share their prices with the industry, and compiled those lists into a single listing. We are grateful for these processors' willingness to share their prices over the years, and for doing so again this year.

Overall, most prices are flat or slightly down from 2017, which probably isn't a surprise given the very large crop that many wineries were crushing last year. Be aware that some varieties show a significant change in their average price between 2017 and 2018 - for example, Delaware's average price this year is $438 compared to $392 last year. The reason is not that prices from buyers for that variety have gone up (at least those we got lists from), but rather that we're missing a price that was reported last year which brought the average price down to $392. If you want to compare this year's list to last year's, you can find the 2017 listing at

If we receive any further price lists, we will add them to the listing.

2018 Finger Lakes Grape Price List (pdf; 157KB)

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Upcoming Events

Variable Rate Shoot Thinning Demonstration

May 24, 2019
12:00 PM
Branchport, NY

Terry Bates, director of the multi-state Efficient Vineyard project, will be in Branchport this Friday, May 24, to demonstrate a variable rate shoot thinning system that uses NDVI sensor data to change the rate of shoot thinning on the fly. This work is being done in preparation for the Shaulis Symposium Field Tour this summer, which will feature several new and emerging vineyard technologies during the tour.

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Tailgate Meeting

Event Offers DEC Credits

May 28, 2019
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Canandaigua, NY

Our second tailgate meeting of 2019 will take place on May 28 at James Hicks Vineyard in Naples.
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Katie Gold Named New Grape Pathologist

Katie Gold has been named as the new assistant professor of Grape Disease Ecology and Epidemiology at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva. Katie is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Upon completion of her Ph.D., she will conduct postdoctoral research at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in California from August 2019 through January 2020. While at JPL, Katie will gain experience with the latest hardware and software for remote imaging with future application to digital agriculture and grape production. She will begin her tenure-track assistant professor position on February 1, 2020 with responsibilities that are 60% research and 40% extension.

Her research and extension seminars were on the topics of "Hyperspectral systems for pre-symptomatic potato disease detection" and "Agricultural sensors in Grape IPM", highlighting some of the tools and approaches that she will bring to the position. Katie is already setting up collaborations for her grape work in New York and plans to attend the American Society for Enology and Viticulture - Eastern Section Meeting in Geneva this July.