What's now regarded as an innovative, environmentally friendly business but was once the norm is scheduled to begin operation mid-October. It's Wine Bottle Renew, which will clean wine bottles for commercial re-use.
Get ready--the state of California is in the process of developing and implementing new regulations to control air pollution. The new regulations will affect many, especially the owners of engine-powered equipment currently used in vineyard and winery operations.
Richard L. Graeser Winery just outside Calistoga on the "back" side of Diamond Mountain has closed. Former owner Richard Graeser says that he couldn't make the mortgage payments with the downturn in the economy. He says the mortgage holder is attempting to sell the property.
The Texas Department of Agriculture has declared the entire month of October as "Texas Wine Month." It is time to celebrate this year's bountiful harvest. The entire month of October will be loaded with events celebrating Texas wines.
Vintner Agustin Huneeus, owner of the Quintessa estate in Napa Valley and a San Francisco resident, received highest civilian honors from Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in a ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday.
The Napa Valley Destination Council (NVDC) has announced the appointment of Allison Lane Simpson to the position of Vice President, Communications, leading the public relations and social media activity for the organization.
It's harvest time in the Hill Country, and I'm ready for a winery tour. Among my faves are the Sister Creek Vineyards north of Boerne and Becker Vineyards outside Stonewall, two pioneers in the region.