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We have people new to El Dorado County that plan on planting vineyards and opening wineries. These new growers need to be made aware of the El Dorado County Grape Phylloxera Ordinance prohibiting bringing in any grapevines or cuttings, rooted or otherwise, into the county unless accompanied by an origin certificate or hot water treatment certificate. The ordinance also calls for the grapevines or cuttings to be held at destination for inspection by the agricultural commissioner. All used grape equipment moving into the county is also to be held for inspection and not used until released by the agricultural commissioner. To read more about Pest Management Guidelines for Grape Phylloxera, click here.