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Applications sought for Vintage Report Innovation Award

The Sonoma County Winegrowers and the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation will hold a vineyard employee workshop in Spanish on sexual and general harassment in the workplace.

Robin Nicola of Nicola Health and Safety will lead the workshop on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion. The workshop will be held on Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Healdsburg Regional Library, 139 Piper St. in Healdsburg. Space is limited and reservations are needed.

RSVP by July 17 to karen@sonomawinegrape.org. There is no cost to vineyard employees, however space is limited. For more information contact Karen at 707-522-5862.

Applications sought for Vintage Report Innovation Award

Bank of the West and Fruition Sciences are accepting applications for the inaugural Vintage Report Innovation Award.

The award recognizes the most groundbreaking method, practice or approach used during the 2013 vintage. The winner will be announced at Fruition Sciences' Vintage Report conference in January.

“In our work in Napa Valley and other regions, we are inspired on a daily basis by the creativity we see among growers and winemakers,” said Adam Beak, head of Bank of the West's Premium Wine Group. “We want to foster and celebrate the spirit that's driving that innovation.”

The deadline for award submissions is Dec. 6. For more information contact Jim Cole at (415) 399-8268 or jim.cole@bankofthewest.com.

Wine Institute sponsors pavilion in China

Wine Institute will be sponsoring a California Wines Pavilion at the inaugural ProWine China trade show in Shanghai on Nov. 13-15. Participation requires membership in the California Wine Export Program.

The deadline to register for a booth is July 29. For information about membership in the California Wine Export Program, contact dberardi@wineinstitute.org.

For more information visit www.prowinechina.com/html/en/index.html.

Compiled by Cathy Bussewitz. Submit items to cathy.bussewitz@pressdemocrat.com.

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