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06/20/18

Katie Jackson, vice president for sustainability and external affairs at Jackson Family Wines, hosted a June 14 meeting at San Miguel Elementary for area residents to give feedback on how the property - renamed Wikiup Commons - should be developed. About 150 area residents expressed their hopes, thoughts and concerns for the future of the former golf course, including the possibility of new housing to help replace some of the thousands of homes that burned down in the October wildfires

06/19/18

Ray Signorello, proprietor and co-winemaker of Signorello Estate today announced that the winery will open a temporary tasting room at its estate vineyard property on the Silverado Trail on July 13, 2018. Signorello Estate was destroyed in the October 2017 Napa wildfires, and while Signorello plans to fully rebuild and recreate the more than thirty-year old winery, the temporary modular tasting space will serve as Signorello's home for the next three years as the winery is being rebuilt

06/19/18

"Readers will have to be very selective, but there are indeed some wonderfully promising wines in this vintage, as well as some examples where smoke taint is impossible to ignore" .... At Screaming Eagle, only the Merlot-based The Flight will be bottled, while there will be no commercial release of the flagship wine. Other producers are taking more of a wait-and-see approach, especially in pockets that appear to have escaped the worst of it ...

06/19/18

A contentious Napa County measure that would have limited vineyard expansion into woodland areas is on track to fail by less than 2 percentage points, with 95 percent of the vote counted.

06/19/18

The California Table Grape Commission continues its tradition of awarding scholarships to children of field workers, recently giving eight college-bound students scholarships for the coming school year

06/18/18

After a tough battle, Liza B. Zimmerman looks at why Napa Valley's agricultural bill didn't pass

06/18/18

The unemployment rate in Napa County was 2.5 percent in May, down from a revised 2.8 percent in April 2018, and below the year-ago estimate of 3.2 percent.

06/18/18

Looking outside the wine business is part of the secret sauce of Rombauer's ability to be able to hold its pricing in the marketplace ... Looking at how other owners of luxury hospitality and consumer products brands approach marketing has been helpful ...

06/18/18

Stevie Stacionis, a certified sommelier and co-owner of Oakland's Bay Grape wine shop, is the driving force behind the budding conference. It's something Stacionis had been thinking about since the attending the female-driven Cherry Bombe Jubilee last October, an event covering important issues in gender and food and where chefs like Alice Waters, Liz Prueitt, and Dominique Crenn spoke on a variety of subjects.

06/18/18

The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has selected Steve Schafer as the 2018 Grower of the Year and Karissa Kruse as the 2018 Leader the Year. The awards will be presented at the 2018 CAWG Awards of Excellence Program on July 17 in Napa.

06/18/18

Chris Indelicato, president and CEO of Delicato Family Vineyards near Manteca, will serve as chairman of the Wine Institute board over the next year. The San Francisco-based group promotes California wine, much of it produced at Delicato and other large wineries in and near Stanislaus County.

06/18/18

Award-winning chef Michael Mina's acclaimed restaurant group, which last year launched Ayesha Curry's International Smoke restaurant chain, is being sued by current and former employees over various labor violations. The class action lawsuit alleges that within the last four years, the company did not properly compensate employees for hours worked

06/15/18

A federal spending bill containing a provision that could spell disaster for opponents of the California WaterFix project passed an important hurdle when it was approved by the House Committee on Appropriations last week

06/15/18

the grower-supported PD/GWSS research program demonstrates that great advances can be made in viticulture when significant money is made available for basic and applied research in a consistent way

06/15/18

The community is invited to join Carneros wineries and enjoy a summer evening with a classic tasting of Carneros all-star wines, followed by a lively Cornhole Tournament

06/15/18

Betting that tenants will come when tens of millions of dollars are poured into a speculative construction project is risky business, but it has shown to put the Napa County commercial real estate market on the radars of site scouts for major companies

06/14/18

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit association, host of the celebrated Auction Napa Valley charity wine event, announced today that special pre-sale ticket packages for next year's event have already sold out.

06/14/18

The proposed ballot measure that would have limited the removal of oak woodlands above the Napa Valley floor and curbed future vineyard development is headed to defeat, according to the latest tally released Wednesday afternoon in Napa. The June 5 election may be certified June 25, according to Napa County Registrar of Voters John Tuteur

06/14/18

The winemaker at Brewer-Clifton is elevating a new wine region's profile around the world

06/14/18

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft recently completed the installation of a 165 kW DC solar system at Comstock Wines in Healdsburg.

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