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07/21/17

Constellation Brands has leased 27,000 square feet of office space in south Napa as the new home for its North Coast offices, currently located in St. Helena.

07/21/17

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders managed to extend California's cap-and-trade law.

07/21/17

the $47-billion agriculture industry is trying to bring technological innovation up to warp speed before it runs out of low-wage immigrant workers

07/21/17

"The market continues to be in short supply for all major varieties in the North Coast and also short most varieties in the Central Coast," says Brian Clements

07/21/17

With Sonoma County Winegrowers well on their way to becoming the first 100% sustainable winegrowing region in the United States, now is the time to expand educational efforts to key stake holders including sommeliers, wine buyers and consumers.

07/21/17

Santa Rosa is positioning itself as the epicenter of quality pot. The city released a comprehensive draft ordinance June 30 that sets zoning guidelines for medical marijuana, opening up more options for businesses by lifting a two-dispensary cap that has existed within city limits since 2005. Santa Rosa would be one of the few places in the state to allow the manufacture of hash oil and tinctures. The city would collect 2 percent of gross receipts from growers and 1 percent of gross receipts from manufacturers, special fees assessed on top of other taxes

07/21/17

SommCon returns to San Diego, CA, November 15-17, 2017, bringing together beverage industry professionals of all levels to discuss, develop and lead the conversation on the business of wine

07/21/17

More than 350 square miles of land has burned so far this year, and the Detwiler Fire west of Mariposa continued to pose danger to historic small communities that have been emptied out by evacuations since the fire began Sunday

07/21/17

"Wine country is no surprise to Central Coast residents, but people around the country are slowly starting to learn our secret"

07/21/17

Legislation by Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, offers a window into the unrelenting mindset of California's agricultural lobby as it seeks to secure water for well-funded farming groups

07/21/17

Officials at the San Joaquin Valley air district say they can't meet some federal standards.

07/20/17

Anne Branch is the new Executive Director of the Napa Valley College Foundation. She hopes to formally launch a new Viticulture and Winery Technology Education Center Capital Campaign in the fall, so that the college can continue to serve students in the wine and agriculture industries

07/20/17

Nearly 5,000 people have been forced to leave their homes due to the Detwiler Fire, which had consumed 48,000 acres as of 8 p.m. Wednesday. The flames are still threatening 1,500 structures

07/20/17

Today, Kosta Browne makes 14 different wines, producing around 25,000 cases a year ...

07/20/17

Gold County's southernmost town with its historical main street and troves of tourist shops was evacuated Wednesday morning as a massive wildfire raged in the Sierra foothills just west of Yosemite National Park

07/20/17

Patrick Comiskey does a nice job with this account of the recent Alamo Fire and the fast-acting vineyard crew at Santa Barbara County's Bien Nacido Vineyards. After a day of burning out of control, the fire turned south toward the Santa Maria Valley, threatening one of the oldest and most venerated vineyards in the state, as well as Au Bon Climat and Qupé wineries. Both were spared, but a vineyard adjacent to them, North Canyon, wasn't as lucky

07/20/17

will explore the feasibility of putting a measure before voters in 2018 to raise millions of dollars toward upgrading the two-year school's half-century-old Napa campus

07/20/17

Approximately $500 million of the $2.4 billion increase comes from the Proposition 13-required inflationary increase not to exceed 2 percent on properties that did not change ownership, had no new construction and were not in a decline-in-value status.

07/20/17

"This is the most brazen water grab bill we've seen since at least the mid-1990s," said John McManus, head of the Golden Gate Salmon Association, a fisheries group. "What it boils down to ... is the backers of this bill, a small number of people in the western San Joaquin Valley, are saying, 'To heck with it, we're simply going to manage the Central Valley's rivers and the delta as nothing more than a canal to move Northern California water to us, and we really don't care about keeping the ecosystem alive anymore. It's too much of a bother.'"

07/20/17

Beaulieu Vineyard Number 5 -- or BV5 - was purchased for $14.3 million

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