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10/23/14

The next winery tasting room class will be comprised of two evenings, November 17 and 18 from 5:00 - 8:30. Historically these classes sell out.

10/23/14

On September 30, 2014, the USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) approved the Mendocino WineGrowers, Inc. (MWI) application for a grant to fund their Grower Education Initiative Series, a comprehensive program that aids and facilitates grower operations throughout the region with key partners such as FarmLink, The Wine Institute, the University of California Cooperative Extension and others. In addition to these valuable relationships, MWI also works closely with the media and trade audiences to continue to raise awareness and promote the reputation of Mendocino County grapes and wines.

10/23/14

According to the tentative agenda, the council will hear an appeal of the Planning Commission's approval of the expansion of the Davies Family Winery at 555 Main St., formerly Epps Chevrolet.

10/23/14

Supervisors heard an appeal Tuesday of a Planning Commission decision to allow the winery at the northwest corner of Silverado Trail and Zinfadel Lane. But the applicant and appellant reached an agreement before the issue reached the board room

10/23/14

With the 2013/2014 winter on record as the driest ever in California and rainfall in Napa Valley half the average, everyone is wondering how that affected this year's harvest

10/22/14

The Sonoma County Winegrape Commission, also known as Sonoma County Winegrowers, on Tuesday said it received a $377,282 federal grant to help continue funding the "Sonoma County" branding campaign.

10/22/14

While at Bellagio, he was the first Las Vegas sommelier to dedicate a full page on a wine list to 30 Santa Barbara County wines.

10/22/14

Supervisors spent more than one-and-a-half hours on the hearing and had heard only from county staff, a water consultant and Woolls Ranch Winery representatives. The appellant and a couple dozen people in the audience wanted to speak.

10/22/14

Napa County supervisors decided Tuesday they needed more time to finish an appeal hearing involving the proposed Woolls Ranch Winery in the Mount Veeder area

10/22/14

Reportedly, the crop was abundant

10/22/14

"Helen and I believe that the window of true ripeness can open and shut very quickly," explained Wetlaufer. "The 'go' moment usually occurs roughly 100 days after flowering,"

10/22/14

Marc Mondavi's enterprise up on Howell Mountain

10/21/14

During its fall 2014 seminar series the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University will launch its new Direct to Consumer Certificate. With DTC wine shipments on the rise, up close to 10 percent in 2013 and expected to grow exponentially in the coming year, the certificate is in response to industry demand for a more tailored and comprehensive program.

10/21/14

A side-by-side tasting of four acclaimed Cabernets highlights what is special about this site ...

10/21/14

When the earthquake hit the Jarvis Conservatory on Aug. 24, fire sprinklers broke open, a $20,000 projector crashed to the ground and blocks from its 19th-century stone walls popped out.

10/21/14

Disputes over two proposed wineries - one in the Mount Veeder area and one on the floor of the Napa Valley on Zinfandel Lane - are going before the county Board of Supervisors this week.

10/20/14

The Assembly Select Committee on Local Emergency Preparedness, chaired by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez, will hold an informational hearing on the Napa earthquake at 10:00 AM on Monday, October 20th at the California State Capitol. The hearing will examine the state and local emergency response to the earthquake.

10/20/14

On Wednesday, representatives of Yamaha Motor Corp. USA and the University of California, Davis, showed their handiwork, test-flying the Yamaha RMAX, a sprayer-equipped, remote-controlled helicopter at the university's experimental Upvalley vineyard

10/20/14

... alleging that owners Lynn and Scott Adams have been running their winery outside of county rules for more than a decade. In response, planning commissioners voted unanimously last week to halt all wine-related events at Bella Vineyards and to cease public tastings in its popular wine cave

10/20/14

Riders on Napa's wine trolley find lots to drink in along the way

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