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07/20/18

The family that owns the Kendall-Jackson wine empire has unveiled plans to build nearly 100 homes on the former Wikiup Golf Course, converting half of the 31-acre property into a housing development. The remaining half of the property, renamed Wikiup Commons, would be dedicated to open space or parkland, including a possible trail along Mark West Creek.

07/20/18

The Napa County Planning Commission postponed a hearing on a proposed warehouse following a labor union's call for more research on how the project might affect the California red-legged frog, Swainson's hawk and other wildlife

07/20/18

When it comes to the wine drinkers of tomorrow, what will a looming demographic switch mean for those who make Napa's staple drink today? A panel of analysts broached the question at the California Association of Winegrape Growers' summer conference ....

07/20/18

The Harvest Kickoff Party dawns an exciting new tradition for the Sonoma Valley wine region

07/20/18

The famed Dry Creek General Store secured Sonoma County planning commissioners' blessing Thursday to resume beer and wine sales, more than a year and a half after the nearly 140-year-old establishment northwest of Healdsburg lost its ability to serve alcohol.

07/19/18

The grand jury asserted that Napa County's Williamson Act program does not provide any more protection from development than existing zoning

07/19/18

On July 28 from 2 to 6 p.m. Buena Vista Winery celebrates its founder and the town of Sonoma's rich history with a living history day that culminates in the performance of a new historical play: "An Uneasy Future: General Vallejo, the Count and Joaquin Murietta in Sonoma." Written by local historian and playwright George Webber, the play brings to life the historical question: "What if General Vallejo and the Count helped hide the noted California bandit Joaquin Murietta?"

07/19/18

Chatterbox creates and manages direct-to-consumer marketing campaigns for wineries.

07/18/18

After achieving an eco-friendly first with its Napa Valley winery, the Cabernet house notches another milestone with the completion of its Sonoma County facility

07/18/18

The county Planning Commission last week wasted little time in increasing the wine production cap for the Rutherford-area winery. ZD Wines can now produce 120,000 gallons annually instead of 70,000 gallons

07/17/18

Jensen brings more than 10 years of experience in luxury wine and spirits sales to the position. He succeeds Nick Holmes.

07/17/18

In July 2018 Genevieve Janssens transitions from Director of Winemaking to Chief Winemaker at Robert Mondavi Winery, and Nova Cadamatre, MW, re-joins the team as Senior Director of Winemaking. Working together once again, Genevieve and Nova carry forward Robert Mondavi's vision for creating wines that stand in the company of the world's finest.

07/17/18

The only event of its kind in the country, the Organic Winegrowing Conference offers valuable networking opportunities and unique insight that can lead to improved wine quality and sustainable vineyard practices. It also brings together some of the most respected voices in organic farming and industry names synonymous with pioneering organic winegrowing

07/17/18

Veraison has started in some vineyards in the Wine Country, signaling the onset of the ripening season ...

07/17/18

"This is a huge win for both Duckhorn Wine Company and Kosta Browne," said Alex Ryan, president and CEO of Duckhorn Wine Company. ... The purchase of Kosta Browne will not include CIRQ, which was founded, and continues to be owned, by Michael Browne. The sale is expected to close next month.

07/16/18

Founder and Winemaker Josh Phelps is proud to announce the release of his first rosé from his American wine label, Grounded Wine Company, Space Age, a Grenache rosé from Paso Robles, CA. Made from 100% Grenache grapes from three select parcels in the Paso Robles appellation, the rosé showcases California terroir with an elegant expression of the popular pink wine.

07/16/18

Matt Deller MW has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for TOR Wines, responsible for supporting owner Tor Kenward in all areas of the business and helping to take the prestigious Napa producer into the future.

07/16/18

The aquifers in question are located in the Sonoma Lowlands sub-basin, and they are each a vital source of irrigation water for grape growing.

07/16/18

DtC shipments rise, cans and premium box wines emerge as dynamic segment

07/16/18

Although his days are spent with high-tech gadgets all meant to improve a wine's quality and profitability, Will Drayton's off time is in pursuit of something less futuristic - hand-crafting small lots of locally picked apples into "hard" cider.

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