Since January 2015, Vinventions has acquired Nomacorc, Ohlinger Group and Syntek Bouchage and has created strategic partnerships with industry leaders such as Cork Supply (natural cork). This led to the creation of 'Vinventions' Complete Wine Closure Solutions', which encompasses Nomacorc (PlantCorcs), Syntek (synthetics), Ohlinger (natural corks), Vintop (screwcaps) and Vinolok (glass closures) as well as Wine Quality Solutions (oenological tools and services) and Wine Marketing Solutions (marketing services and wine consumer insights)
County supervisors on Tuesday talked about possibly modifying winery regulations. They could streamline how proposed, small wineries meeting certain criteria obtain use permits. They could simplify ways for wineries to make minor, non-controversial changes to use permits
Devine comes to BRAND with impressive hospitality and DTC sales management experience from notable companies including Covert and Fantesca. With ten years of experience in the wine industry, her leadership roles include serving on the Coombsville Vintners and Growers board and work with the Children of the Vineyard Scholarship Foundation in Sonoma County
Milbrandt Vineyards is partnering with veterans service organization The Distinguished Flying Cross Society (DFC Society) in the inaugural DFCS Reserve Syrah bottling. Proceeds of the wine will go to the DFC Society.
On May 22, 2019 Sonoma County Vintners Foundation presented Mark West Community Preschool with a $25,000 grant at a check presentation ceremony to support rebuilding the school, after it was lost in the Tubbs Fire in 2017.
By-the-glass wine lists are generally hard for restaurants to manage. Bottles need to be pumped out so they don't oxidize and wait staff needs to label when they have been opened. A bottle of wine only stays fresh for a couple of days, so once it is open the balance of its contents needs to be sold rapidly.
A grapegrower from McLaren Vale, Oli Madgett has co-developed an app that measures soil carbon. He explains how grapegrowers would benefit from finding out the soil carbon levels currently in their vineyards to enable them to take advantage of carbon credits available should they implement practices that lead to improvements in these levels