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10/24/14

Continuing its gold medal winning ways in 2014, the 2013 La Chertosa Chardonnay picked up another gold medal, this time at the prestigious 2014 Sonoma County Harvest Fair.

10/24/14

If you were happily building a life and winemaking career in Napa Valley - the heart of the American fine wine industry - would you move to Idaho to start a winery?

10/24/14

Exchange Bank on reported third-quarter net income of $4.56 million, up 3 percent from $4.4 million a year before.

10/24/14

Cider has become America's fastest-growing alcoholic beverage segment, though still tiny compared to the nation's beer market. Even so, North Coast winemakers last month got the sobering news that for the first half of the year, cider sales increased by 3.4 million cases, or 69 percent, compared to an increase of 2.5 million cases for wine, or 1.5 percent.

10/24/14

Napa County and Hall Wines will both be making special efforts to gather public comment on Hall Wines' controversial Walt Ranch vineyard project

10/24/14

At 90, Shafer can take heart knowing that's what he did

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 ...

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