Stephen Pessagno died in his sleep Saturday morning of natural causes, associates said. The death of the 55-year-old co-founder of Pessagno Vineyards, former county planning commissioner, and shaper of the River Road Wine Trail took many by surprise.
On Friday, June 14, representatives from Sonoma State University will meet with the mayor of Penglai, China, Sun Yebao, to establish an academic partnership between Sonoma State and the University of Jinan - Quancheng Institute.
Nobles Crus, a struggling wine fund listed in Luxembourg, has been forced by the grand duchy's financial regulator to bar its investors from withdrawing their money and also can no longer sell its shares after running out of cash.
Some of the plans include the following: replacing the logo that the PWA has been using for more than 10 years, with the announcement to come in another month or so and the development of a new mobile web site that should be ready in the fall.
Under the watchful eye of news media and area winegrape growers, a remote-controlled helicopter, fitted with a spray applicator system, was field tested over a vineyard in the heart of the famed Napa Valley by engineers at the University of California, Davis, and Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
It's been almost six years and we are still commemorating the man who is best known as the Father of American Wine. His life story reads better than an epic novel rife with risk-taking, vision and of course family drama.