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07/03/15

with California farmers expected to lose about 33 percent of their surface water supply this year, not to mention fallowing 6-7 percent of the state's annual irrigated cropland, more and more growers are having to adopt precision irrigation practices

07/03/15

Selection of the Event Chairs recognizes leadership and commitment to the Sonoma County wine industry and community.

07/03/15

"We're going to bring the building back to life," said Mark Erickson, Culinary Institute of America (CIA) provost. "Our hope is to create an opportunity for people to come to Napa Valley, it will become known as the place you should start your visit at."

07/03/15

Guests are invited to dress in period attire and join in on the fun as historical characters and period entertainment perform on the grounds of California's first premium winery, Buena Vista, telling stories and providing educational tours of the historic stone winery buildings and wine caves.

07/03/15

Most wine brands come and go. Here's how one family has established longevity, legacy and a path forward

07/03/15

An unprecedented $3 million matching grant from an anonymous donor will challenge bidders in the fund-a-need portion of The V Wine Celebration fundraiser in the Napa Valley this Augus

07/03/15

A Structural Mismatch Between Grape Supply and Demand in Certain Wine-Price Tiers Will Impact Inventories and Future Production

07/03/15

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend brings together the wine industry and guests with the shared goal of raising funds to support youth and children for future success, safeguarding our environment and improving the health and welfare of our local communities.

07/02/15

David Michael Akin, a well known professional in the wine industry and an active community volunteer, died of a sudden heart attack at his Lodi home Saturday, June 27. He was 68. He was a consulting winemaker for a number of wineries before starting his Akin Estates label in 2002

07/02/15

The development of the project is contingent upon Caltrans installing a traffic light at the corner of Highway 29 and Grayson Avenue. The city's attorneys are defending against the case at the applicant's expense

07/02/15

Starting July 6, the Sonoma County's Permit and Resource Management Department will restore hours that were cut during the recession and reopen its doors on Fridays.

07/02/15

Riccardo Kanakari, a 35 year wine industry veteran, announced today that he will be re-introducing the historic TIPO wine brand in November 2015.

07/02/15

California's Independent Supply Operator has issued a Flex Alert urging consumers to set thermostats to 78 degrees and reduce the use of appliances between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Wednesday.

07/02/15

California grapegrowers whose vineyards are affected by the Grapevine Red Blotch-associated Virus may be eligible for financial aid to replace infected vines under a relatively new program attached to the 2014 Farm Bill. The aim is to ameliorate the affects and limit the spread of the still-mysterious red blotch virus in many of the state's major grape-producing counties.

07/02/15

Joe Wagner credits fortunate timing and outstanding grape sources for the growth of Meiomi

07/02/15

Winery visitation has become a controversial issue, with some residents saying that tourism is overshadowing agriculture and increasing traffic. Meanwhile, the wine industry says that direct-to-consumer marketing is becoming ever more important

07/02/15

The WholeVine Products, the company's gluten-free cookies, flour and grapeseed oil are now available at more than 70 California stores as well as Alfalfa's in Boulder, Colo.

07/02/15

The 29% reduction in May is even more impressive because Brown's mandatory, statewide 25% cutbacks didn't take effect until June. State water officials will release June data next month

07/02/15

A new update of world economic data released Wednesday shows Brazil's gross domestic product slightly higher than California's. That pulls the state's unofficial economic ranking down from seventh place in June.

07/02/15

Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana has teamed up with Mumm Napa to release a limited edition sparkling wine in support of disadvantaged youth.

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