Introducing selections to the Foundation Vineyard
Selections entering into the CPCNW Foundation Vineyard will be either in the ‘Public’ or ‘Private’ sector. All selections that enter into the vineyard will satisfy Foundation certification requirements.
‘Public’ selections must go through the following acquisition process before being included in the program:
- Request for inclusion of a variety/clone must be submitted in writing to CPCNW by November 1, annually.
- The CPCNW-Grapes then presents requests to a selection committee of Northwest industry members for approval or rejection.
- Selections that are approved are then acquired, and introduced into the CPCNW Foundation Vineyard once phytosanitary requirements are met.
Requests for inclusion of grape selections into the CPCNW Foundation Vineyard are open to all who wish to make one, but it is possible that not all requests will meet selection committee approval for inclusion. Funding for ‘Public’ selections will come from sales, grants, gifts, and nursery assessments.
‘Private’ selections can also be included in the CPCNW Foundation Vineyard. Inclusion of ‘Private’ selections is subject only to the availability of foundation vineyard space. As with ‘Public’ selections, ‘Private’ selections must be requested for inclusion in writing to the Foundation Service but can be made at any time during the year. Introduction and operational funding for ‘Private’ selections is the sole responsibility of the sponsor.
Once included in the foundation vineyard ‘Private’ selections are available only to the sponsor and designated recipients. The current cost for inclusion is $3500.00 for disease testing and elimination treatments that will bring the selection to foundation level status as required by Washington State Administrative Code Chapter 16-462. If the selection is maintained in the foundation vineyard there is an additional annual maintenance fee of $300.00 for the term of the five-year contract, which is renewable.
To submit a request for inclusion into the CPCNW Foundation Vineyard the following information must be provided:
- The TTB approved prime name
- Clonal number if known
- Synonym name if known
Designations as a ‘Public’ selection or a ‘Private’ selection
Send requests to:
Gary Ballard, Operations Manager
24106 N. Bunn Road
Prosser, WA 99350-8694