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07/19/19

Blue Farm produces between 1,000 to 1,200 cases annually. The goal is to grow, yet always remain boutique (somewhere in the ballpark of 2,000 annual case production) and continue on small-lot bottlings. Blue Farm wines are produced at Domaine Carneros, alongside Pinot Noir winemaker TJ Evans and with guidance from long-time friend and former Donum Estate winemaker Kenneth Juhasz

07/19/19

Merlot has always been caught in the shadow of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. After all, Cabernet Sauvignon is the wine that has brought Napa Valley critical praise from around the world, and it's the wine that both collectors and casual wine lovers seek from here - it's the signature offering of this production zone.

07/19/19

California isn't convinced that Napa County is adequately managing groundwater that sustains the area's vineyards, wineries, rural residents and Napa River fish.

07/19/19

Gay Wine Weekend is almost sold out and Gary Saperstein, the entrepreneur who launched the event 11 years ago, is optimistic and thoughtful as the LBGTQ community pours into the Valley of the Moon for four days of fun events.

07/19/19

Here are four Sonoma Valley businesses waiting somewhat patiently for inspectors to show up for various certifications and permits.

07/19/19

"There's a real market for aging sparkling wines longer"

07/18/19

Ryder Estate Wines has formed a strategic partnership with Real Men Wear Pink LA to raise awareness and funds to support breast cancer research.

07/18/19

The Sonoma MBA Alumni Forum will hold a personal branding workshop and guided wine sensory experience on Sunday, August 4th from 1 to 4pm.

07/18/19

With the purchase, Pulido-Walker now own 25 acres of vineyards in the Napa Valley. They plan to produce 2,000 cases annually of vineyard-designate wines, including 300 cases from the Policy vineyard. The other sites are Mt Veeder Estate Vineyard, Melanson Vineyard on Pritchard Hill and Panek Vineyard in St. Helena

07/17/19

The 40-acre estate features a hospitality barn, pavilion, rose garden and bocce ball courts, several patios, two ponds, an estate villa and a refurbished historic milk barn, all nestled in the countryside of the beautiful Russian River Valley.

07/17/19

If you're managing a winery in California, what is the best way to sell your wines? Quite simply, you need to bring attention your way, and if you're fortunate enough to receive a 90-point plus score in a major wine publication, that's a big help. But if you live by reviews, you die by reviews, so positive comments from the media are usually only a temporary fix.

07/17/19

Santa Rosa-based cannabis company CannaCraft is in the final stages of buying a majority stake in House of Saka inc., a Napa Valley maker of nonalcoholic rose wine ... CannaCraft also hired Saka co-founder Tracey Mason as its chief innovation officer in February, all in a bid to double down on the fast-growing cannabis beverage market.

07/17/19

A live talk series open to the public that brings together the pioneers of constructive disruption within the world of food to share their stories of positive change.

07/17/19

Rob Davis, who was hired straight out of UC Davis' school of viticulture and enology 43 years ago, is moving up - or sideways - into a new position as winegrower. Maggie Kruse, who has been Davis' assistant winemaker for the last 10 years, will take over as winemaker

07/17/19

Planted in 1969 by the second generation of the family, July 16 marks the 50th anniversary of the original block ("Heritage Block") of Green Acres Vineyard - the first vineyard planted by the Sangiacomo Family.

07/17/19

Family-friendly activities, food and wine, artisan-made wares and mixology contest offer something for everyone during final Locals Night Out of 2019

07/17/19

Get more insight into this trend and learn how to use this data to better your wine marketing and sales at this year's Packaging Conference

07/17/19

Merryvale Vineyards owned the Starmont winery until July 5 when it sold the south Napa property to Orsi Family Vineyards of Tiburon, for about $20.5 million. Starmont opened its winery in 2006 on 33 acres; its tasting room opened in 2015. The winery can produce up to 225,000 cases of wine a year

07/16/19

With assistance from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, inspectors from Permit Sonoma arrived at the Butler Avenue property just after 8:30 a.m. with an inspection warrant, said Maggie Fleming, spokeswoman for the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department.

07/16/19

Jordan Winery's longstanding chief winemaker, Rob Davis, is to step down from his role on 1 July, which will be taken up by Maggie Kruse, who has worked alongside Davis for 13 years.

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