Coastal Viticultural Consultants, Inc.

Certified Professionals, Resource Conservation and Sustainability

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Services

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Irrigation Monitoring & Consulting

Realtime soil moisture and plant stress technology designed to optimize wine quality.

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Sustainable Vineyard Management

Full service vineyard management from the ground up.

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Soil Mapping & Testing

Certified Soil Scientists evaluate your unique terrior and soil health.

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Powdery Mildew Detection

The best powdery mildew scout on the planet!

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Nutrition

Experienced plant tissue sampling & analysis for custom designed fertilizer programs.

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GIS Services

A platform to better manage, evaluate and present spatial data.

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Weather Stations

A modular suite of six field monitoring and control solutions.

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Aerial Imagery

Partnered with aerial imagery services.

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Irrigation Monitoring & Consulting

CVC’s real-time Plant Stress measurements (patent pending) replaces the pressure chamber, porometer, and ET monitoring stations. Watch in real-time how your vineyard reacts to weather conditions and irrigation events.

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CVC deploys both real-time and periodic vineyard measurements according to our client's needs.

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Weekly Vineyard observations by trained viticulture staff including phenological stage, shoot length measurements, and stress index rating in a Soil-Water-Plant Relations graphed format. CVC Stress Index.

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Site visits and irrigation recommendations by Certified Professional Agronomists, Certified Crop Advisors, and Certified Soil Scientists.

 

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Sustainable Vineyard Management

CVC manages, builds, and consults on world-class vineyards. Leading the industry in vineyard technology, quality farming practices, and decades of vineyard development experience, CVC is a cornerstone of premium grape production.

As licensed Farm Labor Contractors and Certified Pesticide Business License holders, CVC's accomplished crews and operators can tackle any task in or around the vineyard. From vineyard design to planting and harvest our talented crews, operators, and management team are committed to your premium wine endeavors.

CVC’s innovative practices and applications of technology furthers the financial success of our clientele while reducing the vineyard carbon footprint and optimizing soil health. 

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Soil Mapping & Testing

TerroirView® Technical Reports and Soil Resistivity Mapping completed by in-house Certified Professional Soil Scientists.

TerroirView® is CVC's unique, trademarked, comprehensive soil evaluation that describes your vineyard's distinctive terroir. TerroirView® employs GPS and GIS technology, complete laboratory chemical analysis, soil profile descriptions, and photographs to produce soil amendment, soil enhancement and rootstock recommendations, site-specific soil maps, water-holding capacity ratings, vineyard design, and layout maps.

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Powdery Mildew Detection

The best powdery mildew scout on the planet!

Detect Grape Powdery Mildew spores in your vineyard BEFORE an infection occurs. CVC's Grape Powdery Mildew Network provides growers with the information needed to improve your spray program's efficiency and effectiveness. Direct your scouting and spraying teams where they are needed first.

Samples are collected weekly by CVC's trained staff. Your quantified spore count report alerts you when powdery mildew is present! 

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Geographic Information Systems

GIS is a platform to better manage, evaluate and present spatial data in a useful visual format.

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Base maps to overlay aerial imagery, soil mapping, and vineyard observations.

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Maps for Climate, Frost Hazard, or Trellis Modification Studies.

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Maps to guide field crews or subcontractors.

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information and has become an essential element of effective vineyard management.

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Vineyard Nutrition

CVC custom designs plant nutrition programs to direct fertilizer inputs where they are most effective. CVC has refined the interpretation of plant analysis with over 30 years of viticulture experience. CVC's interpretation of laboratory results and fertilizer recommendations consider variety, rootstock, and known soil conditions.

Plant tissue samples are collected at different times of the season (pre-bloom, bloom, berry softening, harvest) depending upon test objectives. CVC's easy-to-read color-coded report provides the nutritional status of each field-tested and variety-specific fertilizer recommendations. The analytical reports are sent both via email and as a hardcopy in the mail.

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Weather Stations by Ranch Systems, Inc

RanchMaster, designed and manufactured by Ranch Systems in Northern California, is a modular suite of six field monitoring and control solutions residing on a versatile hardware and software “platform”.

A grower has the flexibility to start with a single solution like Weather & Climate and add functionality over time. For example, Soil Moisture Tracking can be added later, then combined with Valve Control to completely automate irrigation at some point in the future. Each individual solution is integrated into an easy-to-use, but sophisticated software application and can be “turned on” at any point.

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Aerial Imagery

Aerial imagery plays a critical role and makes major contributions to effective vineyard management.

CVC has partners with aerial imagery services to provide our clientele with a wide choice of imagery products and high revisit collection frequencies. High-quality imagery (NDVI, color infrared, color oblique, and thermal) is available on a 40-week annual program, a 15 week revisit package or a one visit per season image. Please contact CVC directly to choose the correct plan and to secure a price quote.

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