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04/21/17

The owners of the Napa Valley's Silver Oak and Twomey wineries have purchased Ovid, an estate vineyard and winery in St. Helena's Pritchard Hill. The price, according to an industry source: around $50 million.

04/21/17

The Caves at Soda Canyon winery won a strange victory before the Napa County Planning Commission on a 3-1 vote that took about a half-hour to become a sure thing.

04/21/17

The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation celebrated the graduation of 70 students from the 2017 English Literacy Program at a ceremony, attended by family, friends, employers and fellow students at Napa Valley College.

04/20/17

Thirty years after founding his namesake winery, Jayson Pahlmeyer has appointed his daughter Cleo Pahlmeyer as president of Pahlmeyer Winery. Cleo heads the family's collection of wines, including Pahlmeyer, Jayson and Wayfarer, plus their estate vineyards in Napa Valley and the Sonoma Coast.

04/20/17

Sonoma County Vintners has announced the appointment of Gregory Walsh to the Board of Directors. Walsh is a Managing Partner of Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty and the lead Partner in the firm's Labor and Employment Group. He will fill the position on the board that previously belonged to Bahaneh Hobel, who is also with Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty.

04/20/17

"We're not saying we don't want tasting rooms. We're just saying we don't want them everywhere."

04/20/17

Top drivers of this trend will continue to be increased premiumization, geographic expansion to keep up with pricing, and consolidation at the distributor and retail level leading to consolidation of wine producers, according to Kevin O'Brien ...

04/20/17

Mechanical pruning is making inroads into the North Coast. Duff Bevill says a vineyard his company manages was machine-pruned for the first time this winter, four years after the trellis system was set up for the box-pruning style needed for the machinery to work ...

04/20/17

Elizabeth Pressler and Spencer Graham, founders and proprietors of Elizabeth Spencer Winery in Rutherford, Napa Valley are very pleased to announce that Matt Wood has joined their company as General Manager.

04/20/17

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the first vintage of Raymond Vineyards in 1974, the winery has released its 2014 Napa Valley Reserve Selection Cabernet Sauvignon with an opulent and elegant red velvet label.

04/20/17

They accumulated money and they had no children, Beverly Wendel said. After Barry Wendel died in 2014 after a long illness at age 72, she wanted to do something in his memory.

04/20/17

The good news for the U.S. wine business, particularly producers in the North Coast, is consumers' tastes continue to shift toward better-quality beverages and want to dive into the details about them.

04/19/17

When it comes to Sonoma Valley, there is endless activity blossoming among the wine region's beautiful, natural, and bountiful surroundings. Benziger Family Winery offers an experience second to none with a variety of Biodynamic vineyard tours and wine tastings, winery events, and educational journeys for the curious soul with a love of classic Bordeaux varietals.

04/19/17

Napa County's 2016 agricultural production reached a record-breaking value of $737.3 million, with a record-breaking $729.5 million value for grapes leading the way.

04/19/17

At the 2017 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge held last week in Santa Rosa, 27 judges sipped their way through a record-breaking 1,107 wines - weighing vibrancy and concentration, spice and herbal characteristics - while swirling and sipping everything from refreshing sparklers to deep, dark cabs and petite sirahs.

04/19/17

The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association announced today it has reached an important sustainability milestone: 50 percent of its eligible members (those who own a winery, vineyard land or both) are now in the Napa Green environmental sustainability program.

04/18/17

Napa Valley College officials last week announced preliminary plans for a fee-based class covering the finer points of brewing, a possible first step toward a program to equip students for a career in an expanding craft-beer industry. The inaugural, non-credit class may be held as early as the fall but is more likely to begin sometime in 2018, according to Ron Kraft, president of the two-year school.

04/18/17

A proposal to build a 62-room hotel and 80-seat restaurant along West Napa Street took a step forward on Thursday night, when the Sonoma Planning Commission voted 5-1 to certify the Environmental Impact Report. Hotel Project Sonoma is a project of Kenwood Investments, whose principal is Darius Anderson ...

04/17/17

Dan Petroski resigned from publishing in 2005 after working for Sports Illustrated and TIME in New York for nearly a decade. Having developed a penchant for Italian wine, he moved to Sicily for a complete life reset, eventually returning to the States to find work in Napa's wine industry.

04/17/17

Napa County planners will see an encore of the controversial case involving The Caves at Soda Canyon winery in the eastern hills above the Napa Valley.

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