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04/21/17

Total California grape acreage fell 2.3 percent in 2016, shriveled mostly by a 7.5 percent decline in raisin vineyards.

04/21/17

Michael David Winery's flagship brand, The 7 Deadly Zins, found itself in the latest edition of Shanken's IMPACT newsletter.

04/21/17

Rep. Doug LaMalfa of California, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, says lawmakers have voiced concerns to the Trump administration about the proposed 21 percent cut in the USDA's budget.

04/21/17

The owners of the Napa Valley's Silver Oak and Twomey wineries have purchased Ovid, an estate vineyard and winery in St. Helena's Pritchard Hill. The price, according to an industry source: around $50 million.

04/21/17

The Caves at Soda Canyon winery won a strange victory before the Napa County Planning Commission on a 3-1 vote that took about a half-hour to become a sure thing.

04/21/17

The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation celebrated the graduation of 70 students from the 2017 English Literacy Program at a ceremony, attended by family, friends, employers and fellow students at Napa Valley College.

04/20/17

Mechanical pruning is making inroads into the North Coast. Duff Bevill says a vineyard his company manages was machine-pruned for the first time this winter, four years after the trellis system was set up for the box-pruning style needed for the machinery to work ...

04/20/17

Thirty years after founding his namesake winery, Jayson Pahlmeyer has appointed his daughter Cleo Pahlmeyer as president of Pahlmeyer Winery. Cleo heads the family's collection of wines, including Pahlmeyer, Jayson and Wayfarer, plus their estate vineyards in Napa Valley and the Sonoma Coast.

04/20/17

"We're not saying we don't want tasting rooms. We're just saying we don't want them everywhere."

04/20/17

Elizabeth Pressler and Spencer Graham, founders and proprietors of Elizabeth Spencer Winery in Rutherford, Napa Valley are very pleased to announce that Matt Wood has joined their company as General Manager.

04/20/17

They accumulated money and they had no children, Beverly Wendel said. After Barry Wendel died in 2014 after a long illness at age 72, she wanted to do something in his memory.

04/20/17

Top drivers of this trend will continue to be increased premiumization, geographic expansion to keep up with pricing, and consolidation at the distributor and retail level leading to consolidation of wine producers, according to Kevin O'Brien ...

04/20/17

The San Luis Obispo County Recharge Workgroup will hold a half-day workshop focused on the potential for using storm water to recharge groundwater supplies in the county.

04/20/17

Lula Cellars -- a limited production, ultra-premium winery located in the Deep End of Anderson Valley, California -- is pleased to announce the release of their newest wine, the 2014 Docker Hill Pinot Noir, in conjunction with the release of three additional 2014 vintages: the 2014 Mendocino Pinot Noir, the 2014 Costa Vineyard Pinot, the 2014 Peterson Vineyard Pinot Noir.

04/20/17

As a July 1 deadline approaches, many local governments in California's groundwater basins are without plans....

04/20/17

Sonoma County Vintners has announced the appointment of Gregory Walsh to the Board of Directors. Walsh is a Managing Partner of Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty and the lead Partner in the firm's Labor and Employment Group. He will fill the position on the board that previously belonged to Bahaneh Hobel, who is also with Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty.

04/20/17

Perry Creek Winery, a top-tier producer of high altitude wines in El Dorado County, introduces Pinnacle as the latest addition to its collection of premium varietals. Pinnacle is a perfect combination of the smooth, robust flavors of blackberry and plum paired with the distinct aromas of chocolate and smoke. Aged for more than two years in French Oak, the 2013 Pinnacle is a handcrafted blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petite Sirah.

04/20/17

The good news for the U.S. wine business, particularly producers in the North Coast, is consumers' tastes continue to shift toward better-quality beverages and want to dive into the details about them.

04/20/17

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the first vintage of Raymond Vineyards in 1974, the winery has released its 2014 Napa Valley Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon with an opulent and elegant red velvet label.

04/19/17

Napa County's 2016 agricultural production reached a record-breaking value of $737.3 million, with a record-breaking $729.5 million value for grapes leading the way.

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