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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

02/21/17

Mike Scheffer has tried everything possible to adapt to the slow gentrification of Sonoma Valley. But no advertising or new merchandising worked as well as the metal menagerie he is now known for

02/17/17

The 18th Annual Sonoma County Pruning Championship scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, February 17th has been postponed due to the current weather forecasts calling for heavy rainfall later today and Friday. A new date has been set for next Friday, February 24th from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at SRJC Shone Farm.

02/16/17

The proposed Flynnville winery south of Calistoga has drastically changed since a 2013 version that one critic called an "industrialization of the ag preserve"

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