12th Annual Napa Valley Pruning Contest
THE 12TH ANNUAL NAPA VALLEY PRUNING CONTEST
THE SUN SHINES BRIGHTLY ON OUR FARMWORKERS
The 12th Annual Napa County Pruning Contest was held in Yountville on Friday, February 8. The industry’s best vineyard workers challenged each other’s art, skill, and speed at pruning Napa Valley vineyards. Four winners took home over $2,000 in cash winnings and an armful of tools, clothing, and other prizes.
Congratulations to the Winners!
Photo: Robb McDonough
1ST Alfredo Segura, Spring Mountain Vineyard
2ND Jorge Marron, Komes Ranch
3RD Victor Silvestre, Renteria
4TH Paulino Velasquez, HALL Wines
Prizes were as follows: 1st Place – $600, a custom trophy buckle, shears, loppers, saw, Sunridge Nursery jacket, a hand-held blower provided by Volvo Equipment Rental and $250 Visa gift card; 2nd Place – $400 plus shears, loppers, Sunridge Nursery jacket and $200 Visa gift card; 3rd Place – $200 plus shears, saw, Sunridge Nursery jacket and $150 Visa gift card; and $100 plus shears, saw, Sunridge Nursery jacket and $100 Visa gift card for 4th Place. All pruning equipment provided by Premier Sponsor, Central Valley Builders Supply, and supplemental gift cards by Silicon Valley Bank.