Now they're calling it "the Resort at Sonoma Country Inn." That's the project planned on a 52-acre property on Highway 12 near Kenwood that's proposed as a 50-room hotel spread among 19 cottages, a 125-seat restaurant, 11 residential lots, 102 parking spaces, plus vineyards, a public winery and a retail store
The PlumpJack Group today announced the purchase of an 82-acre Howell Mountain vineyard and winemaking facility from Ladera Vineyards, which will be a natural extension of CADE Estate Winery, the first organically farmed LEED Gold Certified winery estate in Napa Valley founded by partners John Conover, Gavin Newsom and Gordon Getty.
On a sunny terrace overlooking Sonoma Valley, visitors at Viansa Winery sipped whites and reds Thursday afternoon, unaware of the Mexican film crew working diligently on the other side of the tasting room behind yellow caution tape shooting scenes for a Mexican soap opera.
It's hard to say exactly what this means - other than it's nothing good - as humans have never existed with levels this high. The last time Earth surpassed 400 ppm was approximately 4 million years ago
Created by Dr Xavier Ceto Alseda, a research associate at the Future Industries Institute at the University of South Australia, and his colleagues, the so-called 'electronic tongue' can even identify the type of barrel the wine has been aged
The 39th annual wine and food festival runs Feb. 11-19, opening with the Bacchanalia Gala at the tony Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and including the four International Festival Tastings at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
The wine industry is a big draw, with more than 9,393 acres of vineyards planted in the microclimates of the 11 finger-shaped lakes. These vineyards produce more than 54,600 tons of grapes a year for the 119 bonded wineries in the Finger Lakes.
Currently, peak season water rates for a single family home using 1,700 cubic feet is $110 per month. If approved, the new rate will be $144 per month in February and $169 in November. Rates will climb to $215, a 95 percent increase, by November 2021.
Stanislao Radikon died of cancer a few weeks ago, on Sept. 11. He was just 62, and though most casual wine consumers may never have heard of him, his wines epitomized a level of beauty and truth sought by wine lovers every time they open a bottle.
Calaveras County (home, according to Mark Twain, of a renowned jumping frog) is shaped like a tilted traffic cone. It forms a middle layer of eight adjacent counties in which the Sierra Foothills American Viticulture Area (AVA) sprawls. This is a land of twisted hills, ample golf courses, whitewater rivers and sequoia trees of dizzying proportions. This AVA (including five sub-AVAs) is one of the largest wine regions in California, but produces less than one percent of wine grapes in the state from its 6,000 acres of vines.
Millennials, whose baby boomer parents were the first generation of U.S. premium wine drinkers, are consuming more and higher-value wines, driven by a thirst for quality, new experiences and information-sharing, according to wine industry leaders surveyed by UC Davis.