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09/19/18

"CIRQ Estate launched with small production, single vineyard pinot noirs crafted from two incredible vineyards. They quickly gained critical acclaim and became highly pursued by wine collectors around the world. Today, the wine has a multi-year waiting list and is rarely found in the market."

09/19/18

If Tim Zahner's accomplishments come even close to matching his enthusiasm, the hotels in Sonoma Valley will be booked solid for months on end and there will be lines out the door at every business on the Plaza

09/19/18

ad hoc committee could include language in the county's Right To Farm ordinance empowering officials to penalize those who misuse bird cannons

09/19/18

The winery is hosting the Sept. 20 kickoff of the Sonoma County Wine Auction with the "Best Party Ever," showcasing Paradise Ridge as the poster child for the county's rebirth. "We're a survivor and Sonoma County is a survivor, but we're coming back bigger and better," said winery co-owner Sonia Byck-Barwick. "We're not just healing, but we're coming back a stronger community."

09/19/18

With ongoing talks in Healdsburg about whether or not to allow any more hotels in its central retail hub, how would such a decision potentially affect tourism - the economic backbone of a town that is a magnet for visitors?

09/19/18

A. Humberto Izquierdo, Alameda County's agricultural commissioner since 2016, is familiar with Napa County. He worked for 14 years for the department he will now lead. His positions in the department included assistant and deputy agricultural commissioner

09/19/18

This year marks the fifth anniversary of an unusual event in Sonoma. On Saturday afternoon, some 600 people checked their email to figure out where they were having dinner that evening. Instructions in hand, they put on a white outfit, grabbed table decor and put the finishing touches on an elaborate picnic meal and headed out the door

09/19/18

Nineteen judges practiced the art of persuasion as they sipped through a pool of more than 1,000 wines at Tuesday's 2018 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition

09/18/18

Vineyard 29 announces that Keith Emerson has taken on sole responsibility of all sourcing and winemaking. He has been part of the executive team with Vineyard 29 for the past 13 years,

09/18/18

Brewing has begun at Russian River Brewing Co.'s grand facility in Windsor, but beer lovers will have to wait a few more weeks before they can belly up to the bar in the new taproom to sample its beloved craft beers.

09/17/18

Top producers have swarmed to the region in Mendocino to make restrained, nuanced wines.

09/17/18

The 17,000-square-foot facility has the capacity to produce up to 50,000 cases of wine annually and it will include a second tasting room. The Roche family opened their first winery and tasting room in Carneros in 1989. In 2009, the family sold the winery buildings to HP Land LLC and Jeff O'Neill of O'Neill Vintners. Roche opened a new tasting room in downtown Sonoma at 122 W. Spain St. that same year. At the time of the sale, the family kept the bulk of its 2,000-plus-acre estate by Sonoma Raceway and, soon after, sold more than 1,500 acres to the Sonoma County Land Trust. Their old winery buildings were torn down and Ram's Gate Winery opened in that spot on lower Arnold Drive in 2011.

09/17/18

It's a pared down version of the Sonoma favorite

09/14/18

"It wasn't until recently that my perception of Alexander Valley cabernet began to change"

09/14/18

Napa's City Council voted in December to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to sell cannabis within the city limits. Already, as many as seven businesses have indicated interest in opening such a shop.

09/14/18

Last year, when Lyle Lovett performed at the festival, approximately $6 million was raised to support the research and treatment of physiological brain disorders. This year, Jennifer Hudson is set to take the stage in Rutherford on Saturday, September 15.

09/14/18

rop. 64 also gives jurisdictions - cities and counties - latitude to adopt "reasonable rules and regulations pertaining to such personal cultivation, indoor and outdoor."

09/13/18

In this position, Fischer will focus on exploring the character and diversity of unique blocks within Cuvaison's 200-acre Los Carneros estate vineyard. Fischer will work alongside winemaker Steve Rogstad, who has guided Cuvaison's winemaking program since 2002.

09/13/18

Proceeds raised at Sonoma County's largest fundraiser benefit local nonprofits supporting literacy, education, health and human services, the environment and arts and culture

09/13/18

Dee Dee Lombardi Brandt and her sister, Angela Lombardi Carvalho, are in New York City, where they'll see some sights, shop and stomp grapes on live, national TV in a foot-to-foot competition with Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa.

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