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02/24/17

The Kozlowski Farms family, known for its legendary pies and specialty food items that have been a staple of the natural foods realm for generations, has decided to put its 21-acre Forestville farm on the market for $8.9 million

02/24/17

After five years of drought, the heavens are opening, but timing will determine the vintage quality

02/24/17

Michael Honig recently discussed his goals as chairman of the Napa Valley Vintners' board of directors for 2017: to raise vintners' positive profiles in the community and to grow the reputation of Napa Valley wines overseas. Honig, president of Honig Vineyard & Winery in Rutherford, took over this month from Emma Swain, CEO of St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery as volunteer head of the 525-member trade organization founded in 1944.

02/24/17

... part of a historic new land use agreement for Stewarts Point Ranch that marries elements of cultural preservation, habitat protection, outdoor recreation and economic development through logging

02/24/17

California's Central Valley is home to the raisin capital of the world, but now farmers are ripping up tens of thousands of acres of vines, as the American market for the dried fruit has itself dried up. Photo/Video: Jake Nicol/The Wall Street Journal

02/23/17

Both father and daughter took viticulture and enology classes at Los Positas College. When Alexandra married Chris Atterbury the wine at the reception was co-created by the father and daughter

02/23/17

The latest proposal calls for two buildings totaling 24,210 square feet producing 60,000 gallons annually. Proposed visitation has dropped from 500 people daily to 25 people daily

02/23/17

A proposed winery that would join a new mansion on a Rutherford-area property raised concerns not over any expected flood of tourists, but over literal floodwaters.

02/23/17

The Sonoma Vintage Report will bring together the North Coast's foremost winemakers, scientists and vineyard managers to reflect on the 2016 harvest

02/23/17

After five years of drought, the heavens are opening, but timing will determine the vintage quality

02/23/17

In another signal that the craft beer industry has fully arrived in Sonoma County, Santa Rosa Junior College is establishing a curriculum that will allow local beer lovers to turn their passion into a career.

02/23/17

Costello was named master sommelier in North America through the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2015. He currently serves as the Wine Director at Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas

02/23/17

Residents are concerned that plans to cut down 14,000 oak trees to make way for grapevines will impact groundwater, fish habitat and climate change mitigation

02/22/17

"The worst thing you can possibly do as a winery is say that your are family owned, boutique, the wine comes from your own vineyards, handcrafted … any of those terms," ... "The fact is they are so overused, they don't differentiate you from anyone else."

02/22/17

Don't miss your chance to attend Innovation + Quality (IQ) 2017, the leading forum for ultra-premium wineries: online registration closes Friday, February 24, 2017. This day-long event will take place March 2, 2017 at Charles Krug Winery in the Napa Valley.

02/22/17

Cakebread Cellars ended its shuttle service for employees on Feb. 3 following a two-week trial run. The program encountered what has become a familiar pitfall - too few riders - for like-minded initiatives throughout the county in recent months

02/22/17

Some lesser-known varieties have significant potential; mechanical pruning may reduce rot

02/22/17

The club came before the SVCAC on Wednesday night, seeking an endorsement for a 17,300-square-foot clubhouse with food and beverage service, a bar, demonstration kitchen and other features - which Hooper called the "final phase of the project," approved in 2012.

02/22/17

Capitalizing on growing thirst nationwide for the higher-end wine the North Coast is known for is intensifying demand for sources of capital, according to longtime local lenders

02/22/17

A salon worker at the Bernardo Winery complex of shops was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning, a sheriff's official said.

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