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05/27/16

For a company so long associated with a single brand, it's a gamble. But the Trincheros are going all in. Torres says the company spent $36 million on the new winery, which is set to open a visitor's center in June.

05/27/16

CANVAS Event and Hospitality Trade Show Showcases the Best of Napa and Sonoma for Event and Corporate Planners and Hospitality Professionals

05/27/16

These are the last days for the Vineyards Inn, which is closing after 35 years of ownership by Steve and Colleen Rose. The final night will be Monday, Memorial Day. After that the Roses, both 62, will turn to a variety of projects that don't involve running an eating establishment six days a week.

05/27/16

PasosBestWines.com released today a new web episode of "You Don't Know Paso." It's second in a seven-part wine tasting game show hosted by Chris Kern, founder of PasosBestWines.com, an online wine shop for boutique wineries in Paso Robles.

05/27/16

The California Wine Grape Growers Foundation (CWGGF) has awarded nine students $29,500 in college scholarships. The scholarships are awarded annually to students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by a California winegrape grower.

05/27/16

Christian Palmaz's goal of having a private helipad at his rural family home east of Napa simply didn't fly with the crowd attending a county Planning Commission hearing.

05/27/16

The state Department of Finance says revenue from the program was $600 million short of the $2.4 billion anticipated in the current fiscal year.

05/27/16

News Worth Noting, DC edition: House passes Senate energy legislation with California water provisions; Valley Republicans defeat efforts by Reps. Garamendi and McNerney to stop the twin tunnels; Senator Feinstein's legislation will destroy sport fishing in the Delta, say fishing groups

05/26/16

One-of-a-kind jeroboams, a sleepover at first-growth Chateau Latour, dinner with Robert Parker, a meeting with Bulgari's head watch designer, cool cars, and, above all, plenty of frenzied bidding for these over-the-top lots: That's only part of what to expect at this year's glitzy, wine-soaked Auction Napa Valley, which takes place the first weekend in June.

05/26/16

The House voted 247 to 169 Wednesday to keep to a measure affecting California's drought in an appropriations bill.

05/26/16

Despite the mostly unseasonal weather, thousands flocked to the annual Temecula Valley Balloon and Wine Festival at Lake Skinner May 20-22 to hear top entertainment, enjoy good wine and delicious food.

05/26/16

The consumers' thirst for better-quality wine continues to deepen, but the evaporating North Coast supply of grapes and wine may mean less of the growth in higher-end brands will be coming from the region, market experts told a gathering of industry professionals in Napa on May 25.

05/26/16

Hundred Acre Wine Group announces key changes in the structure of their sales and marketing team. As of March 2016, the Hundred Acre Wine Group began assembling a team of skilled professionals to expand the growth potential of the Hundred Acre Wine Group portfolio into new markets and account opportunities.

05/26/16

Grammy award-winning John Legend has joined the ever-growing celebrity-turned vintner roster, teaming up with Napa Valley's Raymond Vineyards and Jean-Charles Boisset to create the LVE Collection By John Legend. Is Legend's wine legendary? We found it overly alcoholic, but you be the judge.

05/26/16

As vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA continued to flower into the second week of May, the 2016 bloom appears to be more uniform than last year, reports Prudy Foxx, a viticulture consultant based in, Santa Cruz, Calif.

05/26/16

Following the start of bloom in his earliest variety, French Colombard, about three weeks earlier, his last variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, had finished this year's bloom by mid-May, says San Joaquin Valley wine grape grower J.R. Shannon.

05/25/16

As part of a long-term succession plan implemented by the Phelps family to maintain family ownership and management, Joseph Phelps Vineyards has promoted Elizabeth Neuman to the post of director of business development and Will Phelps to director of marketing.

05/25/16

Napa, Marin, and Lake counties have pooled their job-growth efforts to form the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay.

05/25/16

Trinchero Napa Valley will open its new public tasting room at 3070 St. Helena Highway in June. Family members recently gathered in the new hospitality center to celebrate the end of a building phase that has stretched more than 12 years.

05/25/16

The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area will hold its June Seminar, You Are Not Alone: Sources and Systems to Help You Protect and Manage Your Vineyard Investment, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Paso Robles High School Performing Arts Center, 801 Niblick Road.

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