While these pots may add up to a significant amount of money, other than the American Vineyard Foundation and the California Table Grape Commission, the others are small in size.
The American Vineyard Foundation, for example, is working cooperatively with the following commodity groups and funding agencies to maximize the available research funds: the California Table Grape Commission, the California Grape Rootstock Improvement Commission, the California Grape Rootstock Research Foundation, the California Winegrape Inspection Advisory Board and the Oregon Wine Board.
Steinhauer, who has been very active on industry boards such as the American Vineyard Foundation
(AVF) and the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium program committee, urged other members of the ASEV to support these and other industry associations at the local, state and national levels.
While researching that letter, one fact in particular sunk in: The American Vineyard Foundation
was the main source of industry funding for V & E research that would benefit the industry as a whole.
Yet the amount of money set aside for university research in enology and viticulture has stagnated since the American Society of Enology and Viticulture founded the American Vineyard Foundation (AVF) in 1978.
2 million to the American Vineyard Foundation for scientific projects, while the smaller-sized Australian industry contributed AUD$10.
We as growers need to increase our participation through support of the American Vineyard Foundation
as well as other worthwhile joint winery/grower programs such as the Code of Sustainable Winegrowing Practices.
With support from the American Vineyard Foundation
(AVF), the Constellation Wines U.
Donations to the American Vineyard Foundation
research fund are declining.
A joint Web-based application and review process founded by the American Vineyard Foundation
(AVF) and University of California will permit researchers to apply online for grants from AVF, the Viticulture Consortium West (VCW) and the California Competitive Grants Program for Research in Viticulture and Enology (CCGPRVE).
Called the National Grape and Wine Initiative (NGWI), the organization is a coalition of groups including the Wine Institute (WI), California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG), WineAmerica, and the American Vineyard Foundation
In 2002, the board contracted with two different groups to review the research program: the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the American Vineyard Foundation