Pretty Lady Vineyards Announces Fall Line-up—you won’t believe what happens next!

Did I get your attention with that snazzy headline? Probably…um…no. The only thing more tired and out of date than the term “snazzy” is a clickbait headline. Also tired and out of date? The omnipresent social media quiz. Which Harry Potter character are you? Which Disney princess are you? If you were a Tupperware bowl, […]

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A Bunch of Grape Reasons to Eat a Bunch of Grapes

This is kind of silly, right? We’re about to give you a “bunch” of reasons why grapes should be a recurring character in the sitcom that is any modern household kitchen. It’s like we’re actually absurd enough to think you need to be convinced to eat these naturally sweet treats by the handful. We don’t, […]

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What it takes to grow a great grape/CA Grapes-Pretty Lady is Here!

It’s July and do you know what that means? *drumroll please 🥁* The Pretty lady Season has begun! That’s right, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Now you can look forward to finding our delicious Pretty Ladies at your local grocery stores for the rest of the year. From our flagship […]

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Top Seals-Top Focus on Safety Shipping Fresh Table Grapes

Those of us who love grapes (which should be every one of us because they’re so delicious) knows what a perfectly crisp, juicy, and sweet grape tastes like and once you start eating them, it’s sometimes really hard to stop. Picking out the perfect bunch of fresh grapes at our favorite grocery store always brings […]

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How Grapes are Grown – Farming Behind the Scenes

It’s almost harvesting season here at Pretty Lady Vineyards and we could not be more excited. As we speak, our little Pretty Ladies are on the vine and just about finished with their flowering stage. Wait…you didn’t know that grapes bloom? Yes, dear friend, much like many other fruits, grapes bloom and little baby grapes […]

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California Grapes (The BEST Grapes in the world. According to us at the VERY least)

Californians have been cultivating grapes for almost 200 years. That might seem like a long time, especially to those of us who, every so often, might feel like even certain work weeks take forever and a day (😂). ­But in the grand scheme of things, our state is actually fairly new to the grape-growing business. […]

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The Twelve Grapes of Luck (Las doce uvas de la suerte)

At Pretty Lady Vineyards, we find great joy, luck, and prosperity come from working with grapes throughout the year. But there’s an old Spanish tradition that insists grapes and luck truly go hand in hand: right at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. The tradition has been around since the turn of the […]

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A Grape Twist on the Traditional

Tradition is a double-edged sword. Sometimes it makes for great memories or feelings of warm-and-fuzzy nostalgia, but other times it means sticking with boring for the simple sake of “that’s the way it’s always been done”. We acknowledge there are some things that should always remain constant and true, but we’re big advocates for switching […]

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Grape Party Foods for Friendsgiving (and other Holidays)

Celebrating Friendsgiving? Here are some grape party foods to try out! These offerings work well for potluck-style meals or hosting at home. We’re not gonna lie, sometimes these recipes make their way into our regular at-home meal rotation, too. They’re that tasty. Whether you try them out once a year or eat them on the […]

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A (Very Condensed) History of Grapes

Economically speaking, grapes are one of most important fruit species grown around the world. Have they always been so popular? The short answer is yes. According to archeological evidence, grapes have been enjoyed by humans for pretty much the whole of human existence. There are records of people using grapes to create fermented beverages in […]

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Grape Kitchen Hacks

According to research from produce industry newspaper and website, The Packer, more than 60% of consumers have added grapes to their shopping cart at least once in the last 12 months.  The Packer’s Fresh Trend research also reported that grapes are especially popular among older demographics (73%) and upper class households (68%), with green seedless grapes […]

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How to Make Grape Back-to-School Recipes!

Is it just us or does it feel like summer gets shorter and shorter every year?  Now that school is back in session (seriously, how did that happen?!), us parents are back to finding strategic ways to keep our kiddos well-fed without breaking the bank or monopolizing all our precious free time.  Grapes are a […]

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