Looking for a new change of direction, Rudy von Strasser is selling his Strasser Family of Wine tasting room and wine- making facilities on Silverado Trail and is working with Naked Wines. The property is in escrow but von Strasser declined to name the buyer.
The Vine Trail Vintner Collection was created in partnership with 10 leading Napa Valley Cabernet producers including Alpha Omega, Crocker & Starr, Gemstone, Rocca, Newton, Silver Oak, Spottswoode, Tamber Bey, Vineyard 29, and Whitehall Lane. Purchases fund the completion of the Napa Valley Vine Trail, a 47-mile car-free, paved path that runs along Highway 29 from Vallejo to Calistoga.
"We anticipate establishing an audited baseline before the end of October. The audited survey is key to identify the areas of emissions we as a winery will need to address first, and is critical to gaining full membership status with IWCA.
Basso was director of winemaking for Oak Ridge Winery, also in Lodi, Calif. His other senior-level winemaking experience includes The Wine Group (GSV Soledad, Almaden-Madera and Golden State Vintners) and Constellation (Mission Bell Winery).
Sommelier Femi Oyediran of Charleston's Graft Wine Shop & Bar explored first impressions of the 2021 wines with interns working at three of Napa Valley's top wineries: Crocker & Starr Wine, Inglenook, and Matthiasson.
The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides assistance to eligible applicants who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are unable to pay their full amount of rent and/or utilities from April 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. Applications can be completed online at HousingIsKey.com
On September 25, Argyle Winery and Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University (PNCA) proudly unveiled the 2021 Art of Sparkling artwork at a special reception held at the Argyle Tasting House in Dundee, Oregon.