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Herrick Grapevines Opens Sacramento Facility

April 21st, 2016 


Sacramento, Calif.—Herrick Grapevines has opened a new facility in Sacramento in order to expand overall production and address the current high demand for clean grapevine material available under Protocol 2010 standards established by the National Clean Plant Network.


Under Protocol 2010, all vine material sourced from the grapevine repository at Foundation Plant Services (FPS) at the University of California, Davis, is produced using microshoot tip tissue culture techniques and must test negative for all pathogens and viruses on the Protocol 2010 list, including grapevine red blotch-associated virus (GRBaV).


While Herrick will continue to maintain some administrative and greenhouse operations at its original nursery in St. Helena, Calif., the Sacramento facility now houses the company’s grafting, cold storage, customer order processing and shipping operations, in conjunction with new nursery blocks planted north of Sacramento in California’s Tehama County... 


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Herrick Grapevines receives 2015 Grapevine Nursery Wine Industry Awards

November 11th, 2015


Saint Helena, California – Twenty-two companies and executives in the wine business were named for the Business Journal’s third annual Wine Industry Awards and Wine Industry Network’s WINnovation Awards.

From nominations, the Journal selected Herrick Grapevines Nursery as a notable industry suppliers in the grapevine nursery section. The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony Dec. 1 at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa. 


Read more at NorthBayBusinessJournal

Herrick Grapevines, Under New Management

October 21st, 2015


Saint Helena, California – Bob Herrick, Owner and President of Herrick Grapevines, is pleased to announce a new chapter for his St. Helena grapevine nursery. Herrick Grapevines, which was established in 1997 will now be under new management and a new company structure.  With this announcement, Herrick introduces the addition of Diego Barison and Ofelia Hurtado to his team.


Diego Barison will serve as General Manager of the company. He has over 20 years of grapevine nursery experience and over 16 years in sales and in management of nursery operations. Barison obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy and Masters in Plant Pathology. He has extensive knowledge of French, California and Italian varieties and clonal selections. Barison is looking forward to bringing his expertise to this new venture and plans to continue Herrick Grapevines’ reputation as a hallmark name in the industry.


Ofelia Hurtado, began her career in the grapevine industry in 2009, but has been around agriculture in the Sacramento Valley of California her whole life. Hurtado has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations & Marketing and she will serve as the Administration and Customer Relations Representative – Hurtado has experience in grapevine sales, customer relations, production planning and inventory control.


Herrick Grapevines is confident this new venture will be a success with its new arrivals in the company. Most importantly, they hope to bring new options and confidence to grape growers in receiving clean grapevine material.

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