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10/17/14

... the 2012 Gloria Ferrer WillMar Artist Series Pinot Noir is a terrific wine not only because it is a delicious local Pinot Noir, but also because of the great cause it supports: the WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center in Sonoma

10/17/14

The event directors and the board of the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon have announced a $10,000 donation to the Napa County food Bank which has suffered damage in the 2014 earthquake.

10/17/14

This inaugural one-day summit combines Napa's past stellar events - the Wine + Grape EXPO and Viticulture Fair - into one powerful annual showcase connecting vineyard practices to wine quality

10/17/14

Harper's Magazine focused their monthly List on The Best Wineries to Visit This Fall, "curated" by Peter Eastlake, Food and Wine's Sommelier of the Year in 2013. And his Top 10 list was not your usual suspects. No big marquee destination winery estates. Some are just tasting rooms. Banshee, an upstart founded in 2009 by Noah Dorrance, Baron Ziegler, and Steve Graf in 2009, was dubbed No. 1. Known for the Pinot Noir, they market out of a tasting room on the Healdsburg Plaza opened only last year.

10/17/14

The Jameson Rescue Ranch raised more than $400,000 at its inaugural "Wineapalooza" auction for animal rescue on Sept. 21.

10/17/14

Four of the leading mead makers in the U.S., along with faculty and staff from the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis are coordinating an "Introduction to Mead Making," to be held Nov. 14-15, at the Robert Mondavi Institute, UC Davis. The event is hosted by the institute's Honey and Pollination Center.

10/17/14

The 2014 wine grape harvest is finishing up in the Napa Valley vintners are celebrating another early and excellent quality year. As winemaking activity transitions from the vineyard to the cellar, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association invited some of its 500 winery members to share their impressions of the vintage and to respond to the most frequently asked questions about this year's harves

10/16/14

A three-part collaborative effort between Wine Industry Network (WIN), VESTA and Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute is bringing a Sensory Evaluation Workshop to the North Coast Wine Industry Expo December 3 and 5, 2014. VESTA sensory instructor Zoran Ljepovic, Winemaking Quality Control at Constellation Brands, Oakville, CA, will be leading attendees through the principles of sensory evaluation used in commercial wine making.

10/16/14

Unique public/private partnership between Napa Valley Vintners and First 5 Napa County establishes model to address community's public education needs

10/16/14

With harvest winding down, vintners are getting a better idea of what August's quake inflicted

10/16/14

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors gave final approval Tuesday to a new winery and creamery southeast of Santa Rosa, striking down an appeal by Bennett Valley residents who said the project would disturb their rural neighborhood.

10/16/14

The inaugural "Crush Challenge," which will take place Oct. 18 in the Napa Valley, is all about food, wine and cycling. That's appropriate since the event is a collaboration between the deLeuze family, owners of Rutherford's ZD Winery, actor and activist Patrick Dempsey and Amgen, which has sponsored the Tour of California pro bicycle race since it began 10 years ago. The event is also about three charities and raising funds and awareness for cancer research and support.

10/16/14

City officials said the rate hike is designed to encourage residents to cut water consumption at a time when the state is wrestling with one of its worst droughts in decades.

10/15/14

Sonoma County's 2014 harvest season continues its race to the finish line. It's been a condensed harvest with most of the major activity occurring in August and September, and picking schedules for most varieties is running about 3 weeks early, on average, from previous vintages.

10/15/14

The threat of rain in mid-October would typically have winemakers and vineyard managers scrambling as they look to limit any damage caused by severe rot or other moisture-related harm to the North Coast's most valuable crop.

10/15/14

A county report recommends that the matter be delayed until Dec. 2. because of "scheduling issues and other post-earthquake matters." Supervisors will decide when they meet at 9 a.m. in their new temporary quarters at 2741 Executive Court whether to approve the delay or push ahead.

10/15/14

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors gave final approval Tuesday to a new winery and creamery southeast of Santa Rosa, striking down an appeal by Bennett Valley residents who said the project would disturb their rural neighborhood.

10/15/14

Napa County supervisors on Tuesday delayed taking actions involving the proposed Yountville Hill Winery and the proposed Napa Pipe project.

10/14/14

Seeks to solve harvest-time storage crunch

10/14/14

Anticipate continued increase in wine grape crop value; water 'magically' appears

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