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02/05/16

Grapegrower Andy Beckstoffer is famous for helping transform grape-growing in Napa Valley into a highly lucrative, luxury-branded business, able to fetch some of the highest-priced cabernet sauvignon grapes in the world. Now he intends to expand his branding prowess to his vineyards in the Red Hills appellation of Lake County.

02/02/16

Vineyards were unable to deliver numbers they usually do, largely the result of vines being destroyed from wildfires and smoke seeping into existing grapes

01/25/16

From its peak at 2,500 feet above sea level, Amber Knolls is dramatic ...

01/07/16

Lula Cellars to Pour at the Mendocino Crab, Wine & Beer Festival's "Everything but Crab Cake Cook-off & Wine Tasting Competition" in January and at Grand Tasting during Anderson Valley Wine Association's 11th Annual Alsace Wine Festival in February

01/07/16

To have local community members put aside their historic differences to reach an accord that would address agricultural, fishery and tribal needs was truly a monumental achievement

01/06/16

The legislation will empower the BOE to extend the file and pay deadlines for sales and other taxes in areas impacted by the Valley Fire, allowing businesses in Lake County more time and flexibility to recover from the fire

12/22/15

Officials representing three Lake County Indian tribes and county officials Monday signed a first-of-its kind local agreement aimed to improve protection of tribal artifacts and cultural resources within the ancient Clear Lake basin

12/22/15

State Water Board issues 1881 complaints; violations carry potential fines of $500/day

12/04/15

Grapegrowers in Napa and Sonoma counties experienced an explosion of Pierce's disease (PD) this year, and it's attributed to the native blue-green sharpshooter, not the threatening glassy-winged sharpshooter that so far has been excluded from the counties by rigid quarantines.

12/04/15

The North Coast wine industry remains in a relatively strong position going into 2016 despite a much lighter grape harvest this year and persistent environmental concerns, especially as its water use comes under greater scrutiny in a drought era, industry analysts said Thursday.

12/03/15

Cesano is a veteran of the Mendocino wine industry and a noted local journalist. He crushed his first grapes in 1972 for a family wine, worked vineyards during summers as a teen, and has been involved with wine his entire life, both personally and professionally.

12/02/15

M. A. Silva, the leading manufacturer of cork, glass and packaging, has donated $10,000 to the Lake County Rising Fire Relief Fund to support victims of the Valley Fire and other 2015 fires that have devastated many homes and businesses in Middletown and Cobb, spreading from Lake County into Sonoma and Napa counties.

12/01/15

Mendocino County is home to 570 vineyards with 404 separate owners, a highlight of a recent census in the burgeoning wine region conducted by the trade group Mendocino WineGrowers Inc.

11/25/15

Mendocino County is home to over 550 vineyards in 2015, according to figures released today by Mendocino WineGrowers Inc. (MWI). A complete 2015 census of all vineyards in the region reveals a fascinating picture of the typical vineyard in Mendocino.

11/20/15

Timber, livestock and wine producers in the mountains northeast of San Francisco are among landowners being urged to guard against soil erosion from fire-scarred lands when El Nino-powered rains come.

11/19/15

¡Salud!, a project through Tuality Healthcare Foundation that provides healthcare services for seasonal vineyard workers and their families, raised a record breaking $800,000 at its 24th annual Oregon Pinot Noir auction, an 11% increase from 2014. The Friday night ¡Salud! Cuvée Tasting and Big Board Auction, held for the first time at Ponzi Vineyards in Sherwood, drew a crowd of over 500 attendees and raised $203,000 - a new record for that event.

11/09/15

Rural residents within the watersheds of four Russian River tributaries that provide habitat for imperiled fish species have only partially complied with controversial drought regulations handed down last summer to preserve dwindling stream flows.

11/09/15

Fetzer has been pioneering earth-friendly winemaking long before it was a buzzword

11/05/15

Lake County farmers did not fare as well in 2014 as they did in 2013 - a record-setting year in terms of gross value - but it was a close second

10/28/15

"Our program really is essential to the recovering needs of Lake County."

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