Officials already knew that the snowpack was unusually thin and would provide below average amounts of water when it melted, considering that the state had its third-driest winter on record, following its driest calendar year in 2013. However, they did not anticipate it would melt so quickly.
Karen Ross, secretary of the California State Department of Food and Agriculture, will be one of the speakers at the 19th annual Vineyard Economics Seminar taking place on Wednesday, May 14, at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa in Napa
Starfield Vineyards announced the launch of its portfolio of five limited-production wines from Napa Valley and Bordeaux. Founded in 2011 by father-son team, Tom and Rob Sinton, Starfield Vineyards produces wines sourced from select cooler vineyard sites in premier winegrowing regions.
A growing loan portfolio, higher interest rates and improved asset quality helped first-quarter earnings for Santa Rosa's Exchange Bank increase 26.6 percent versus the same period one year ago, according to an announcement from the bank.
Wine lovers in the United States are drinking more New Zealand wines than ever, with double-digit annual percentage increases in the value of imports for the past five straight years. As demand increases, investors are also developing a taste for Kiwi wine. Recent acquisitions in the New Zealand wine market by two U.S.-based major players-Foley Family Wines and Terroir Selections-signal an increasing confidence in the wines' future.
Peterson's new project relies on much smaller backers for support -- 200,000 smaller backers. He is using NakedWines.com -- a crowd-funding platform designed specifically for winemakers and wine drinkers.
Visiting and local wine enthusiasts will soon have options besides their sometimes unreliable GPS systems in navigating South County's 20-plus wineries and vineyards-some tucked deep into the folds of rural hillsides-as county officials approved a new sign program directing motorists to the viticultural destinations.
While anti-corruption laws have had a negative impact on the previously brisk sales of big-name wines, there is now a greater interest in entry level and good value wines. These might be from large Chinese vineyards or imports with a good pedigree. Imports have been helped by the resolution of a trade dispute between the mainland and the European Union.
Sagrantino is in the early stages of the wine consumer's consciousness-if it is there at all. And that's a good thing. Only in the last 20 years have winemakers learned how to tame its aggressive tannins.
The first phase would be construction of a recycled water production facilities at the wastewater treatment plant and approximately the first mile of pipeline, Monn says. Subsequent phases would extend water delivery with a pipe system
David Pack joined forces with talented musicians and songwriters from five prominent valley wineries to create "Napa Crossroads," a recorded collection of original music that will be celebrated in a benefit performance at City Winery on April 28. He calls the CD "my love letter to Napa Valley."
The move by Cape Mentelle comes after members of the Margaret River Wine Association voted overwhelmingly to challenge the LVMH-owned estate's claims to trademark rights on Wallcliffe as a standalone name