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02/12/16

San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted 3-1, with one commissioner abstaining, to deny the project

02/12/16

The 2015 crop came in at 3.7 million tons, compared with 3.9 million in 2014 and the record 4.2 million the year before, the California Department of Food and Agriculture reported Wednesday

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02/12/16

Throughout the week, 55 Sonoma County vintners offered more than 150 wines from the various viticultural areas

02/12/16

-Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Peter Kirwan, presiding over a quiet title lawsuit filed by a group of North County landowners, ruled Wednesday that the Atascadero sub-basin is part of the larger Paso Robles basin. Wednesday's ruling follows a Jan. 22 determination by Kirwan that the county has not proved the Paso Robles basin is in overdraft.

02/12/16

This year, Grgich Hills Estate will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the historic Judgment of Paris tasting and its legacy with vintner dinners across the country, an appearance at the Smithsonian Institution and the release of Miljenko "Mike" Grgich's autobiography "A Glass Full of Miracles," which tells the story of his fascinating life.

02/12/16

"Thousands of vines were replanted because people pulled out their dead ones and there are thousands more that could have gone, but nurseries ran out,"

02/11/16

"There will be few surprised by the crush size, as the shorter California crop was widely recognized at harvest" .

02/11/16

Because of unfavorable weather, the value of Napa County's grape harvest declined 24.5 percent in 2015, from $706 million in 2014 to $533 million

02/11/16

The Napa River, which has helped create soil perfect for grape-growing in the Napa Valley, is in danger. Fortunately, conscientious landowners are now working to preserve it.

02/11/16

Handwritten Wines has gained the Town Council's blessing to open a tasting room inside a retail and residential structure that will go up in the 6400 block of Washington Street, beside the Ranch Market. The grassy lot is among the last available spaces in an Upvalley business district that has steadily grown in visitors and prosperity as its luxury hotels, restaurants and resorts have thrived.

02/11/16

The building that will occupy one of the last vacant lots in downtown Yountville will offer wine tastings - and more

02/11/16

Lohr has served as VP Marketing for the past six years, and has been with the family-owned and operated business since 2001. In her new role, Lohr will leverage her leadership position among trade groups, and as a visible second-generation family owner, to support J. Lohr among trade and consumer audiences.

02/11/16

Two farm companies have sued the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board over its regulation that allows union representatives to enter farming companies' private property to organize workers.

02/11/16

Raymond Vineyards Proprietor, Jean-Charles Boisset, Director of Winemaking, Stephanie Putnam and Thane Knutson, Assistant Winemaker, recently hosted 10 hand-selected sommeliers from across the country to participate in the seventh annual Sommelier Selection Blending Session. Each sommelier was selected for their depth of knowledge and experience, and together they represent some of the best and brightest sommelier talent in the nation.

02/11/16

California farmers recorded $53.5 billion in sales in 2014.

02/11/16

... but left the core of their case largely intact: that they were subjected to racial discrimination when a manager evicted them from the train

02/11/16

Motil, who joined J. Lohr in 2013, after 11 years as executive director with the Monterey County Vintners and Growers Association (MCVGA), has been an integral part of J. Lohr for the past three years.

02/11/16

Restaurants with no more than one major violation that is correctable during unannounced health department visits will receive green "pass" placards, while those with two or more violations will receive yellow "conditional pass" cards. Red "closed" labels will be issued for more serious violations, such as vermin infestations or sewage backups, that can't be fixed right away.

02/11/16

Wednesday night, more than 100 people gathered at a forum in Templeton to discuss measures that will effect the Paso Robles Ground Water Basin.

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