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05/26/17

If you're heading to Napa for BottleRock, it won't be hard to find a great bite and refreshing drinks to wash it all down with. But here are our best bets: five restaurants, five wineries and five breweries that you should not miss, at the three-day event or outside the festival grounds

05/26/17

Sonoma winery's chef and San Francisco-based Tsar Nicoulai create reserve batch with a coastal wine country accent

05/26/17

Matthew Ciancio, 42, crashed Wednesday afternoon after undertaking a jump with the Lodi Parachute Center, about 30 miles south (48 kilometers) from Sacramento

05/26/17

Some growers have enough workers or think they will. Others are short and a shortage in California is already resulting in cherries not picked.

05/26/17

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation's third annual Silicon Valley Wine Auction on May 20 & 21 raised over $1,000,000 and drew more than 1,000 guests to Runnymede Farm in Woodside, California. Proceeds benefited the Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Elevate [Math] and STEM Leadership Institute programs.

05/26/17

What do wine marketers aimed at the premium and luxury end of the wine market need to do to invite the Millennials in?

05/26/17

"We're prepared," said Napa Police Operations Capt. Patrick Manzer. "When Friday gets here, we're going to be ready to go."

05/26/17

International vintner Alejandro P. Bulgheroni announced the opening of Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate, located at 500 Meadowood Lane in Saint Helena. The winery produces small-lot Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the estate and from select sites within Napa Valley. The company also announced the opening of its hospitality salon, located on the Estate. Private tastings of Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate wines are available to wine collectors by appointment.

05/26/17

Federal authorities are charging John Duarte of Modesto for not obtaining permits to discharge dredged or fill material into seasonal wetlands that are considered waters of the United States, the Redding Record Searchlight reported this week.

05/26/17

University hiring priorities for farm advisors questioned by California farmers as industry loses important row and field crop entomologists to retirement

05/26/17

The 83-acre Burbank Ranch Vineyard & Winery in Templeton will be sold at auction June 17, according to Elite Auctions, which is conducting the sale.

05/26/17

Napa County supervisors favor allowing Mountain Peak winery to be built near the end of Soda Canyon Road, despite opposition claims that a winery this big is a bad fit for a remote location. Several supervisors shared the opponents' concerns about adding traffic to a narrow, dead-end road. But consultant Donna Oldford came to Tuesday's meeting with an offer on behalf of Mountain Peak winery that helped turn the tide.

05/26/17

strawberries and leaf lettuce - two of California's most stubbornly labor-intensive crops - have helped drive a boom in agricultural guest workers along a coastal corridor from the Salinas Valley in Monterey County through the Oxnard Plain in Ventura County. In the Santa Maria Valley alone, the number of such workers catapulted from six sheepherders in 2012 to more than 2,000 laborers last year. If growers have their way, they will get even more under the visa program known as H-2A and face fewer barriers, delays and regulations. But how does this gel with President Trump's views on immigration?

05/25/17

Bronco Wine Co. won approval Tuesday to expand warehouse and office space at its headquarters south of Ceres.

05/25/17

e spoke at the 22nd annual Vineyard Economics Seminar. "This is the hottest price segment," he said, about interest from wineries. "Everybody wants a $10-$20 bottle of wine."

05/25/17

Charlie & Echo's 1,900-square-foot facility off Miramar Road - which has been dubbed Beeramar Road - is symbolic of the quietly, yet steadily, emerging urban winery scene across San Diego County

05/24/17

Pioneering winemaker Fred Brander is being honored as Vintner of the Year at the Feb. 17, 2018, Santa Barbara Wine Auction. The biennial auction is a benefit for Direct Relief and is coordinated in part by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Buellton-based trade association Santa Barbara Vintners.

05/24/17

Last Friday, Randy Caporoso with the Lodi Winegrape Commission led a panel discussion and blind tasting with noted wine educators and scribes Fred Swan and Deborah Parker Wong before an audience of winemakers, growers and wine enthusiasts at Wine & Roses in Lodi. The event helped kick off the 13th annual ZinFest, which took place Saturday at Lodi Lake.

05/24/17

Maybe training Rover to fetch a beer didn't work out - but soon you might be able to fetch one yourself while your dog enjoys a swim at a pet resort in Sacramento

05/24/17

After graduating with a degree in agricultural economics and business management from the University of California, Davis, Caplan joined Frieda's full time. Learning the business from the ground up, she worked in nearly every department at the company before being promoted to president and CEO. In 1990 Caplan and her sister purchased the specialty produce company from their mother.

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