The Dusi family helped lay down the foundation of a now burgeoning wine industry in a time when all deals were cemented with a handshake and a reputation. Dante and his family helped establish the area as a premium wine growing region
Constellation Brands, Inc. announced today that it has finalized the joint venture with Owens-Illinois and has completed the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV's state-of-the-art glass production plant, which is located adjacent to Constellation's brewery in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico. Constellation has also purchased from ABI a high-density warehouse, land and rail infrastructure at the same site.
Corcelettes Estate Winery is set to start the new year off with a bang. Having recently acquired Herder Winery and Vineyards, 2015 marks the start of a new era for Corcelettes Winery. Early in the new year, the Corcelettes team will begin the move from their current location in Cawston to their new location, the previous home of Herder Winery in Keremeos.
Water-logged Northern California is getting ready for another round of rain. Forecasters say Tuesday evening's commute will be a wet one in the San Francisco Bay Area and elsewhere in the region, as another storm system moves in.
Could it be 2012 all over again? That's the year Santa Rosa was drenched by nearly 10 inches of rain in December before Mother Nature abruptly turned off the tap, continuing the three-year drought that still hasn't ended, despite another soggy December.
The built-up sludge behind the dam is going to be left in place, planted with native trees and grasses, and surrounded with a rock berm, which should allow the reservoir to revert to nature once the dam is removed next year.
Feeling the economic aftershocks of the Aug. 24 earthquake, Napa Valley lodging revenue dipped slightly in August and September, but rebounded in October, according to Clay Gregory, CEO of Visit Napa Valley.
Encore Vineyards Ltd, spearheaded by British Columbia's most renowned wine industry pioneer, Harry McWatters, is offering an ownership opportunity to people interested in becoming a part of a fully-integrated wine company.
"We're moving into unknown territory." That's how California Farm Bureau Federation President Paul Wenger described the future of groundwater management come Jan. 1, when new state laws known collectively as the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act take effect.