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09/24/20

In a notice issued Tuesday, the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board outlined three discharge violations stemming from the Jan. 22 spill at Rodney Strong Vineyards, where a racking door at the bottom of a large stainless-steel storage tank burst open, flooding the Old Redwood Highway facility with a torrent of cabernet sauvignon.

09/24/20

The entertaining collection of personal tales is available on Vimeo and Instagram @LailVineyards and will include stories from other vintners and winemakers in the future

09/24/20

"Remember, contained is not controlled. We will continue to monitor this fire for smoldering areas," Cal Fire said. "Re-population efforts continue to be complicated in portions of the fire area by closed roads, damaged utilities and compromised trees."

09/24/20

"On a positive note, our team is safe and well, although still in a bit of shock."

09/24/20

Small-production, in-demand wines often end up on allocation, but what does that mean for consumers?

09/24/20

If wines reflect the unique attributes of the year in which they were made, then California's 2020 vintage may carry the distinctive notes of uncertainty, confusion and chaos.

09/24/20

The program teaches production, analysis, sensory evaluation, marketing and sales. This semester, students are learning about marketing a new release of reserve wines from different vineyards in the Russian River Valley, including Elliott's donated wines.

09/24/20

The wildfires are likely to be "without question the single worst disaster the wine-grape growing community has ever faced," said John Aguirre, president of the California Association of Winegrape Growers.

09/23/20

Lynch's leadership roles in the wine business have included companies such as E. & J. Gallo, LVMH's Chandon Estates, Pernod Ricard, Beam Wine Estates and Terlato Wine Group

09/23/20

Launched earlier this week for travel professionals in Napa Valley, BE Local combines local knowledge from real people with innovative artificial intelligence, to curate inspiring and engaging travel experiences and make the trip planning process easy, fun and most importantly, carefree.

09/23/20

"We are thrilled that industry veterans of this caliber will be joining our operation."

09/23/20

Over $37 million has been raised since the auction's inception, making a direct local impact on education, health and human services, the environment, and arts and culture. The 2020 virtual auction program included a Fund-A-Need campaign dedicated to education and addressing the digital divide among school-aged children in the community.

09/23/20

Sonoma County will keep in place at least through the end of the year a cap on the number of vacation rentals allowed to operate outside of cities, as county supervisors Tuesday sought to buy time before potentially imposing a longer-lasting limit.

09/23/20

The Oakville area winery along Highway 29 won Napa County Planning Commission approval last week for its proposals. Commissioners particularly liked the planned restoration of an old barn and shed.

09/22/20

Harvest kicked off at Melka Estates, located in Saint Helena, the heart of Napa Valley, on August 17. Below are a few words from Co-Proprietor and Winemaker Cherie Melka on progress to date.

09/22/20

Sun-baked mud is cracking along the bare margins of Lake Mendocino, the reservoir near Ukiah that helps sustain river flows for imperiled fish and supply water to 600,000 people in Sonoma and Marin counties.

09/22/20

"I was hoping it would be quite a while before I had to cover this topic again. Mother Nature hit with a vengeance in mid August. The late summer storm was a nice surprise, but the 12,000 lightening strikes in four days across Northern California was insane. The resulting 585 wildfires produced 18 large infernos, one of which was the Hennessey Fire. Today's podcast features two wineries who "miraculously" survived, Green and Red Vineyard & Nichelini Family Winery of Napa's Chile's Valley. "

09/22/20

Healdsburg has rescheduled its public review of a developer's proposal to restructure its deal to build a luxury hotel, following a maelstrom of feedback from residents.

09/22/20

Usually, this time of year, the Christian Brothers from Mt. LaSalle would be welcoming guests to their annual tasting and dinner to mark the annual sale of the Brother Timothy wines. As with most events, the coronavirus pandemic has caused them to move the event online. Through Sept. 26, these wines are for sale online: the 2014 and 2016 Brother Timothy Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2018 Brother Timothy Chardonnay.

09/21/20

Tom Klassen has been promoted to Winemaker. Tom joined Patz & Hall as Assistant Winemaker in 2017. Ross Outon, who has been with Patz & Hall for the past seven years, has been promoted in his role as Cellarmaster. Jasmine Daniel joined Patz & Hall in 2017 as Senior Lab Tech/Winetracker. She has just been promoted to Enologist.

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