Walt Ranch has proposed to plant vineyards totaling 209 acres on a 2,300-acre property west of Monticello Road (Highway 121) in the eastern hills of Napa Valley. The property, accessed via Circle Oaks Drive, has been owned by Craig and Kathryn Hall since 2005
New grapevine varieties and selections from Greece, the Republic of Georgia, Croatia and California heritage vineyards will become available for U.S. grape growers in the near future. These selections are among new grapevine material recently released, or being processed to release soon, by Foundation Plant Services (FPS) at the University of California Davis (UCD).
Russian River Valley Winegrowers (RRVW) board of directors has selected nonprofit leader Wendy Hilberman as the organization's new Executive Director. Wendy brings more than a decade of experience in marketing and communications to RRVW. Prior to joining RRVW, Wendy held leadership positions working with nonprofits and businesses focused on building a strong brand identity, along with strategic marketing and development.
In their ongoing quest for sustainable, efficient wine processing solutions that can improve wine quality, an increasing number of winemakers are turning to the remarkable technology offered through Oenodia's STARS for Tartrate Stabilization and pH Adjustment.
Agrothermal Systems announced that it has leased an 8,000 square foot facility at 2656 Napa Valley Corporate Drive in Napa, California. The location is on the South Side of Napa just West of Highway 221, the Napa Vallejo Highway. According to Marty Fischer, CEO of Agrothermal Systems, "this move comes after a long search to find a suitable location that would serve both as a warehouse and office facility for our rapidly growing business needs."
In collaboration with renowned Auston Design Group and acclaimed California artist Mike Gray, Shannon Ridge has finalized new packaging for their High Elevation Collection wine. "We wanted a label that depicted the beauty and history of our Home Ranch, located in the High Valley AVA of Lake County. The new illustration reveals the unique mountain vineyard terroir and iconic Mount Konocti on Clearlake," says Clay Shannon, President and CEO of Shannon Ridge Family of Wines.
Château Maris is proud to announce that we are the first European winery to achieve Certified B Corporation® status from B Lab® Europe. Already a leader in environmentally responsible winemaking, Château Maris is joining a global movement of people using business as a force for good™.
Dark and amorphous and somehow scary, almost like a 1950s Sci-fi film villain, the Red Blend has returned. At the same time however, it's smooth, sweet, and fruity, exactly what many people like and enjoy, even though it's not what wine is supposed to be. Right?
Ideal weather conditions at the end of harvest season put a smile back on the faces of the Loire winegrowers, who had to deal with a complex array of weather patterns throughout the year. But this vintage is set to be flavorsome and fruit-driven, with good balance and ample availability to supply market needs. See below for a description of each grape's harvests.
The 62-room hotel, 80-seat restaurant and spa off West Napa Street is the latest version of a project that has divided the town and stoked an ongoing debate over whether too many tourists and too much traffic are overwhelming Sonoma.