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07/09/20

COVID-19 hit at the best possible juncture. Spring is pretty quiet. But things figure to get more interesting over the next few months. With the bug certain to still be lurking come the harvest in the fall, she'll be required to worry about more than just the health of the grapes. Falling ill isn't an option, for her or anyone on the Jordan team.

07/09/20

A new wave of coronavirus-related restrictions on indoor businesses could arrive Monday, Sonoma County health officials acknowledge, as the region edges closer to inclusion on a state watchlist of counties with elevated hospitalizations and growing caseloads.

07/08/20

Celia Welch is such a winemaker, having made superb wines for high-end clients such as Staglin, Keever and more, with the most renown being Scarecrow, which is basically in a league of it's own. However, we not only talk wine, but get to know Celia in a way most people don't get insight to. I'm sure what you find will be enriching and inspiring so please listen and enjoy.

07/08/20

"It takes a lot to birth an AVA," explains Anna Keller, Estate Director of Keller Estate in Petaluma, California, speaking of Petaluma Gap, designated an American Viticultural Area (AVA) December 7, 2017, "but it's not surprising a dynamic group of women took up this charge-as women, we are used to being an underdog, having to fight harder for a seat at the table."

07/08/20

A month after what would have been Auction Napa Valley's 40th anniversary, the Napa Valley Vintners announced reaching the $200 million milestone in charitable giving to the community. "Through virtual acknowledgements during July, the NVV is saluting the generosity of its winery members, the bidders from all over the world, the strategic business partners and dedicated volunteers who, since 1981, have all played a role in reaching this milestone."

07/08/20

The Lawrence family, owners of Napa Valley icon Heitz Cellar, have created a new negociant, Demeine Estates, with plans to build a collective of likeminded domestic and international wine brands. Heitz CEO Carlton McCoy will hold the same title at Demeine.

07/08/20

Along Route 128 in Calistoga, California, sits what used to be an old, abandoned service station. Built in the 1930s, complete with classic Art Deco vibes, it officially stopped pumping gas around the late 1970s or early 1980s and for the most part sat untouched for 30 years. That is, until 2014, when wine industry veterans James Harder and Jim Rugusci discovered a way to bring the station back to life with Tank Garage Winery.

07/08/20

Both EPI's Wine and Champagne Division and Folio Fine Wine Partners are independent and family owned. Michael Mondavi will continue as Chairman of the newly formed Folio Fine Wine Partners Board, and Damien Lafaurie, President of EPI's Wine and Champagne Division, will join Folio's Board of Directors. Paolo Battegazzore will continue as CEO of Folio Fine Wine Partners with his existing leadership team.

07/08/20

Starting Thursday, Napa County is on track to again shut down dine-in restaurants, bars, indoor wine tasting rooms and other businesses amid a sharp increase in coronavirus cases.

07/08/20

Breweries and bars face another complete shutdown; indoor dining and wine tastings may be once again prohibited.

07/08/20

Two pinot noirs and a chardonnay from entrepreneur Allan Warburg's beautiful, art-filled winery in Sonoma County Each Donum vintage is marked by an Ai Weiwei zodiac animal.

07/08/20

Today, Herrera is the owner of Mi Sueño Winery, which translates from Spanish as "My Dream." He also owns a vineyard management company and several vineyards. On three separate occasions, his wines have been poured at the White House.

07/08/20

For the past fourteen years, he has served as Peter Michael Winery's CFO.

07/08/20

Most recently, as Vice President and Director of Strategy-California for Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Joy ran Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, Patz & Hall, and Conn Creek.

07/08/20

Before he died in 2011, longtime Petaluma dairy farmer Alvin James Hansen set in place a legacy to support agricultural education programs. This week, the trustees of the Alvin James Hansen ...

07/08/20

The tasting experience is available now through August 31. Offered 7 days a week, the tasting is $200 per person with a limit of 6 people per group.

07/08/20

A dull report on outlier results from our database turns up a heartwarming story of goodwill rewarded.

07/08/20

07/07/20

If Sonoma County has two more days above the 100 per 100,000 case rate, it, too, will be on the list and required to revert to prohibitions on indoor dining and drinking at restaurants, bars, tasting rooms, brewpubs and other establishments for three weeks in addition to other potential rollbacks.

07/07/20

Napa County reported 60 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total since March to 436 cases, including four deaths. Last week, the county said the surge in cases since June 26 was largely due to an outbreak at a farmworker center, household spread and spread in other non-household settings, including work places.

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