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05/22/15

Editor's note: This is the second part of a three-part series, written by James Conaway. The article was originally published in the University of Virginia Quarterly Review and is reproduced with permission from the University of Virginia. Part 3 runs on May 29.

05/22/15

Kerry Murphy purchased all ownership interests of co-founder Michael Verlander, who is no longer affiliated with DuMOL, according to an announcment from the winery

05/22/15

An earthquake of magnitude 4.1 occurred at 7:53 p.m. Thursday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reported

05/22/15

hired Elizabeth Vianello as director ...

05/22/15

2015 marks the ninth annual Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

05/21/15

Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG) celebrated its 40th anniversary this past Friday at an annual dinner held at Round Pond Estate. In attendance were over 250 grapegrowers and associated business leaders, who raised their glasses to honor the 40 year milestone and also long-time grapegrower Mike Wolf as the 2015 recipient of the Napa Valley Grower of the Year award.

05/21/15

The May 14 ceremony at The Barlow in Sebastopol highlighted Sonoma County businesses that qualified for the Green Business Award. Over the past three years, the Sonoma Green Business Program has certified 163 businesses that met rigorous environmental standards established by the California Green Business Network.

05/21/15

An ordinance coming before the City Council would ban most lawn and landscape watering on back-to-back days, as well as irrigation within 48 hours of any measurable rainfall.

05/21/15

A group of powerful California farmers who are volunteering to use less water amid the crippling drought have for years operated under an antiquated state system that relies on self-reported, error-riddled records to enforce cutbacks.

05/21/15

Industry innovator GrapeSeed™ Wine Fund, a collective bringing together leading winemaking talent with wine consumers' desire for choice, access and exclusivity, today announced the appointment of Matt Smith as vice president of winemaking and operations. In his new role, Matt manages the growing collection of unique projects produced by notable winemakers while curating new winemaker partnerships. Matt will also create his own wine project, an innovative red blend concept now in development.

05/21/15

Maple died in his sleep May 14 at the Dry Creek Valley home he shared with his wife and Maple Vineyards partner Tina Maple, and their beloved dogs, Shorty, Maggee and Roy

05/21/15

Two of his chardonnays were judged the best from both New and Old World cellars by panels of learned wine experts with credentials that'd make an Army general's fruit salad pale by comparison.

05/20/15

The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation (SVVGF) awarded $24,400 in scholarship funds to the college bound children of Sonoma Valley winery or vineyard employees.

05/20/15

In this role, Vianello will work alongside the BRAND team members and proprietors, Ed Fitts and Deb Whitman, assuming responsibility for the development and execution of BRAND Napa Valley's day-to-day operations as well as taking the lead in developing a signature hospitality program to showcase the boutique winery's estate and Cabernet Sauvignon.

05/20/15

Company Buying Cypress Ranch and Palisades Vineyard in Napa Valley - The combined 642 acres are located in Napa Valley and consist of approximately 258 acres of vineyard

05/20/15

The plan is to leave the stone shell and to redo the western and southern exposures with an outside terrace, according to Scott. The lower area of the winery will contain a barrel room, a wine library and a cafe. The upper level will be a new restaurant and a retail outlet. Plans are for the project to be completed in 2016

05/20/15

Melissa Etheridge, Lyle Lovett, Phillip Phillips and Trombone Shorty Highlight 46th Annual Event

05/20/15

Supporters of the imperiled Sonoma Compost Company are expected to turn out in force Wednesday for a decision that they say could spell the end of Sonoma County's primary composting facility, located atop the county landfill west of Cotati

05/20/15

Winery association striving for every member to be Napa Green by 2020

05/20/15

... Is global warming having an effect?

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