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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

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

02/23/17

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

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

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 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

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 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

"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

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

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

02/21/17

In the late '70s, Don and Sally gave up Vintage 1870 and the Chutney Kitchen and moved up Washington Street to open the original incarnation of The French Laundry

02/21/17

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.

02/21/17

The picturesque Pagani Ranch, with its white New England-style barn built in 1860 against a green hillside, is one of the most photographed in Sonoma Wine Country

02/21/17

New this year: Expanded online auction features some of Napa Valley's rarest wines for global bidding

02/21/17

Baldacci Family Vineyards has won Napa County Planning Commission praise both for a proposed expansion and for the way it worked with the county to correct rules violations.

02/21/17

Local businessman John Anthony Truchard purchased the historic home for $2.5 million on Feb. 10. The seller was Napa attorney Vincent Spohn and other partners

02/21/17

"I consider myself extremely fortunate to be working on such an amazing piece of property that my family has been farming for over 45 years," said Brian Brakesman.

02/21/17

Steve Ledson, an ambitious developer and fifth-generation winemaker, has long proposed to build a new winery on family property off Highway 12 on Frey Road. He sees himself as both a protector of Sonoma Valley's culture and history and as a visionary influence on its future

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