Sentinel Vineyard Project is our effort to gather inputs from experienced growers and use them to provide effective extension education materials. The weekly NEWA update is a part of the same effort. The team consists of specialists and research associates (Dr. Beth Chang, Ms. Dana Acimovic, Mr. Tremain Hatch, and myself), and about 20 growers who provide monthly updates to us. As a part of our extension effort, we provided online viticulture meetings in early- to mid-season, and generate reports toward the end of the season, and here’s the first report of the year. Hopefully, you see benefits from our effort. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know.