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The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved revisions to the county's winery ordinance at last week's board meeting, including limiting the number of guests at smaller accessory winery events and implementing a 9 p.m. cut-off for outdoor music
The Bundschu family, sixth generation proprietors of Gundlach Bundschu winery, is introducing Abbot's Passage - a highly-allocated collection of distinctive field blends sourced from storied vineyard sites within Sonoma
Francis Ford Coppola is suing an Oregon-based wine producer claiming that its Copa Di Vino "Winemaker's Cut" infringes upon the trademark for his own "Director's Cut" wine, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.
While agricultural business groups protested the legislation, warning of dire economic consequences for farmers and field hands alike, Fresno County grower John Chandler on Tuesday was expressing his own concerns
As Gov. Jerry Brown weighs whether to sign legislation that will give farmworkers the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, Sonoma County farmers and their employees are already contemplating the ramifications to the county's agriculture industry
Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a historic proposal calling for farmworkers to receive the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, after the Assembly approved legislation to phase in the change
Oscar Renteria of Renteria Vineyard Management knows that a labor shortage isn't just pending at some point in the future. It's already upon him. Here are two realities about the difficulty of growing grapes in the Napa Valley: the farming itself, and finding people to do the farming
Molly Hodgins' path into the wine industry - and eventually the Napa Valley - began 2,750 miles away. "I was a biology major at Cornell and I took a wine-tasting class at the hotel management school - really opened my eyes to me as a 21-year-old student," she recalled last week of the unlikely introduction to her future career.
After hitting an all-time high of over $8 billion in 2014, the annual crop value in the county in 2015 fell more than $1.1 billion to $6.98 billion. Most counties don't have crop values as high as the losses realized by Tulare County.
Launching a wine line as a record label makes sense for extending influence and brand loyalty across wider cultural moments, and through otherwise overlooked channels. As a pure numbers game, this strategy seems to be working: while wine typically accounts for around 1% of overall concessions sales at music festivals, Electric Sky has been raising that percentage to 16%.