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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

10/20/14

58 percent expected conditions to be better, up 5 percent from 2013

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.

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