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Summertime in a Glass, the Sauvignon Blanc advocacy group, will launch another in its series of California AVA promotional campaigns. It is intended to educate and draw attention to Mendocino County and the excellent Sauvignon Blanc grown and produced in this California wine region.


Long Meadow Ranch winery has purchased a 59 hectare estate in California's Anderson Valley, where it intends to emulate Burgundy by focusing on single vineyard Pinot Noir and also Chardonnay.


In January 2009, BPM merged with Andersen & Co., which had been the largest accounting firm headquartered in the North Bay. O'Hara joined the firm a few months after the merger. Now BPM has about 45 employees in the two North Bay offices, with five partners. Most North Bay employees work out of the Santa Rosa office.


Halls hire winemaker Stephane Vivier to focus on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir


It consists of 69 acres of planted vineyards, comprising 50 acres of pinot noir, 17 acres of chardonnay and 2 acres of pinot gris. The purchase price was not disclosed, though a knowledgeable source put the deal at more than $100,000 per planted acre.


The emergency regulation, scheduled for consideration by state water regulators Wednesday in Sacramento, would apply to about 13,000 landowners in about 130-square miles


Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak Winegrowers hosted a full-day immersive tour and tasting panel on Monday, June 8 to introduce the young appellation to local restaurant sommeliers, wine educators and journalists.


Mendocino's Premier Wine and Food Event is Going Local September 11 and 12


Turrentine Outlook includes detailed look at Mendocino and Lake counties' grape and bulk wine status


The four-year drought, exacerbated by the skimpiest Sierra snowpack in history, and the voters' 67 percent approval of the water bond measure give dam backers reason for optimism. But they are up against critics who say that multibillion-dollar surface storage projects cost too much money for too little benefit


Chuck Wagner decided he needed to explore new terrain, find a place with fewer regulations. "It's a new domain," he says. "I'm 63, and I feel plenty young to undertake this."


Event Guest List Included Influencers in Media, Restaurants, Retail and Distribution


Merrilees is interested in "getting the locals involved." Formerly with Bella Vista Farming Company and now with Shannon Stahl Vineyards, the New Zealand native moved to the United States in 2003. Merrilees said his goal is to reach out to Lake County residents and businesses to get them involved in the county's wine industry.


Brandt, citing his experience as director of compliance with Shannon Ranches, said his goal for his term on the board is to assist the county's growers in their pursuit of certification of sustainable winegrowing. He said he would like to encourage winegrape growers to become certified sustainable as another step toward improvement of wine quality for Lake County.


Total direct travel spending for the county was up 2.5 percent to $355 million


Fetzer is the largest winery in Mendocino County, producing 1.5 million cases of Fetzer wine annually, and 3.5 million cases for all associated brands, which include Bonterra, Jekel, and Little Black Dress

05/05/15 has launched the North Coast Classifieds, a bi-weekly, regional classified listing, serving Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.


How did you start doing business in Lake County?


How do you like your dirt? That is the question when it comes to terroir. Do you like salty sand? Chalky limestone? Wet granite river rocks? Root crops? Warm sunlit scrub and meadow grasses? High mountain fir-filled forest? Rushing Sierra stream with snowmelt? Earthy mushroomy loam? Adobe bricks baking in the sun? Redwood grove on a misty morning? Fog-kissed meadow grasses in the shadow of old moss-covered barns?


Because of the discovery, Morse said a quarantine is in the process of being established in conjunction with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, which will work cooperatively with the county in establishing boundary lines for the Fort Bragg area

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