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producer of award-winning Lake County wines continues its growth


The ninth annual Wine and Chocolate ... and More event takes place Feb. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. at Mt. Konocti Winery. The event, a benefit for the Lake County Family Resource Center (Lake FRC), spotlights Lake County's award winning wines and pairs them with chocolate and food from local restaurants and caterers. Sommelier Stephanie Green provides the pairing expertise.


The Feb. 1 deadline has been pushed back a few times because of various legal challenges, but this year growers who use water for frost protection near the Russian River in Mendocino and Sonoma counties will need to make sure they're in compliance with a state-mandated water-use plan


"It's not just a trivial inconvenience of a night or two," said Mark Scaramella of five large fans owned by three of his neighbors in Boonville that typically get turned on for several hours beginning at midnight.


Lula Cellars Debuts First Vintage of its 2012 Mendocino Pinot Gris at Mendocino's Crab, Wine & Beer Festival in January; Pours at Anderson Valley Wine Association's 10th Annual Alsace Wine Festival Grand Tasting in February


It was a year in which Mother Nature delivered drought, heavy rain and a major quake centered in Napa, but also a near-perfect winegrape harvest. And it was a year in which major investments were made in the North Bay that will pay dividends for years to come


All Barra wines are made with 100 percent estate-grown grapes from the 200-plus acres of organic-certified vineyards the family owns across the county. And what a deal ...


Ms. Theodora Lee never intended to make wine. But, she did love farm life. As the granddaughter of Texas sharecroppers who raised cattle, Lee was driving a tractor, with gusto, by the age of 8


The Healdsburg winery reported a net loss of $100,000 for the three-month period ending Sept. 30, or 3 cents per share, compared to a $33,000 loss from the same period in 2013.


Winegrowers in Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak AVA, the highest-elevation appellation within Sonoma County, are preparing their vineyards for the upcoming winter way ahead of schedule, thanks to an early harvest.


"The pressure chamber and infrared thermometer tell us when to irrigate."


When restaurateur and Food Network star Guy Fieri sought approval in April to build a new 10,000-case winery west of Santa Rosa, a county zoning board postponed voting ...


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.


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.


In this piece by Summertime in a Glass resident viticulturalist, Paul Zellman discusses water management in the vineyard during the California drought. He focuses on Lake County where Sauvignon Blanc is the second most grown winegrape (just behind Cabernet Sauvignon) in the region.


A three-part collaborative effort between Wine Industry Network (WIN), VESTA and Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute is bringing a Sensory Evaluation Workshop to the North Coast Wine Industry Expo December 3 and 5, 2014. VESTA sensory instructor Zoran Ljepovic, Winemaking Quality Control at Constellation Brands, Oakville, CA, will be leading attendees through the principles of sensory evaluation used in commercial wine making.


Eagle Peak AVA is defined by mountainous terrain, cooler temperatures


A federal judge approved a settlement agreement Wednesday between Drakes Bay Oyster Co. and the National Parks Service, paving the way for the Point Reyes shellfish farm to close by Dec. 31 and ending a contentious two-year legal battle.


On October 1, 2014, Lula Cellars ( debuted a unique experience in wine tasting, with the opening to the public of its new 22-acre property, nestled amongst the rolling hills of bucolic Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, Northern California.


One of the leading proponents and co-drafters of the proposal for the new American Viticultural Region (AVA) of "Eagle Peak, Mendocino County,"

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