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11/15/18

These local nonprofits provide services via these funds to nearly 70,000 Napa County clients under the community health umbrella. The $4.1 million allocated to a core group of nonprofit partners is in addition to the final $2 million of a $6 million grant to OLE Health for its new medical facility in south Napa. Expected to open in 2019, the OLE Health Napa Valley Vintners South Napa Campus will serve more than 15,000 patients annually. This funding is made possible through proceeds from the NVV's annual fundraiser, Auction Napa Valley ...

11/15/18

After more than 50 years of focusing on mountain-grown wines from Napa Valley, the Chappellet family is excited to announce the debut of the new Chappellet Grower Collection. The Grower Collection is dedicated exclusively to cool-climate wines from Sonoma County, with an emphasis on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from some of the region's most acclaimed vineyards.

11/15/18

A panel of grapegrowing pundits held court last week during the Napa Valley Grapegrowers' Rootstock trade show on the wisdom of relying so heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon. ... While a site may be better suited for growing grapes other than Cabernet, the economics for growers are clear

11/15/18

Luna Vineyards announced today the launch of a new wine series that has been in the works behind the scenes since 2014: The Winemaker's Reserve, a selection of four wines carefully crafted by its winemaker, Shawna Miller and winery President, Andre Crisp. The line is comprised of a 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2017 Chardonnay, a 2017 Pinot Noir, and a 2016 Sangiovese.

11/15/18

Abreu Vineyards winemaker Brad Grimes left a career in the kitchen to make coveted single-vineyard Cabernets

11/15/18

ZD Wines announced today that their newly renovated Vineyard View Tasting Room and Deck is now open. Wayne Leong of Leong Architects, in partnership with the deLeuze family, designed the new ZD Wines hospitality center that features a sleek, modern design that offers unobstructed views of the valley floor. The reception area, private lounge, and catering kitchen are the next renovation phases that are currently underway.

11/14/18

"With so many constituents in the grape growing community, I am acutely aware of the challenges facing many growers in Lake and Mendocino Counties following this summer's tragic fires. I am working with my colleagues to pursue every avenue of federal assistance, including reauthorization of the 2017 Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program, for these growers who deserve relief in this difficult recovery period," U.S. Rep Mike Thompson said. ... Growers are also asking for an agreement on testing protocols for smoke compounds in grapes and would like to see changes on how harvest costs are estimated

11/14/18

Feast It Forward, a lifestyle networking brand located in Napa Valley, California, was the northern hub for this year's Napa Valley Film Festival. According to Feast It Forward's CEO and Founder, Katie Hamilton Shaffer, Feast It Forward has "been working with the festival since it's inception."

11/14/18

River Terrace Inn, a luxury Napa Valley hotel offering a perfect retreat to guests with lavish accommodations, personalized services and a pristine riverfront setting, is pleased to begin celebrating its 15th anniversary beginning today until the end of the month with a host of special offerings. In honor of the occasion, the property will offer an exclusive 15th anniversary package along with specials at the hotel's signature restaurant ALBA to celebrate the milestone.

11/14/18

The Napa County Board of Supervisors this morning unanimously approved an extension of a temporary moratorium on commercial cannabis operations in the unincorporated areas of the county until December 2019. The temporary moratorium was set to expire this Dec. 4, but was extended to that date next year.

11/14/18

After wine country's devastating fires of 2017, Napa Valley vintners Ryan and Crystal Waugh wanted to find a way to help the people and communities who were affected. From this desire, Relief Wines was formed. A 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, Relief Wines will give 100 percent of its profits to three causes that are important to the Waugh family.

11/13/18

Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance announced that legendary wine critic and author Antonio Galloni will be a featured guest and the keynote speaker at the third annual Signature Sonoma Valley on May 16-19, 2019.

11/13/18

Two Napa Valley icons reunite to host an exclusive dinner at Charlie Palmer Steak Napa inside Archer Hotel in Napa. The esteemed Blackbird Vineyard's Winemaker Aaron Pott and award-winning Chef Charlie Palmer will pair artisanal wine country favorites with Blackbird's most prestigious wines for 25 lucky guests in downtown Napa.

11/13/18

After the turbulent 2017 harvest, Napa vintners would have been happy with a simply quieter 2018. Instead, this year delivered an ideal growing season, followed by a long, slow-paced harvest. Winemakers are excited by the potential quality of the young wines.

11/12/18

Debra Dell Zygielbaum was a well-known figure in the Napa Ag community. She was the former vineyard manager for Robert Sinskey Vineyards and was a member of the board of directors at the Napa County Farm Bureau

11/12/18

Crimson Wine Group, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Silicon Valley executive Luanne Tierney will join the Board of Directors. A marketing executive with extensive experience integrating marketing and sales, Tierney is a complementary addition to the Crimson Wine Group Board to help guide the company as it grows and differentiates its brands in the market.

11/12/18

Soutirage founder Chad Meyer (son of Silver Oak founder, Justin Meyer) is highlighting strategic growth plans for the future of the Napa Valley based company, now well into its second decade, and is pleased to announce that industry veteran Tommy Svendberg has joined as Wine Director.

11/12/18

Assessor John Tuteur walked out of Napa County Superior Court with the cloud of possible removal from office, though not officially gone, rapidly dispelling

11/12/18

Each of the festival winners received a large format wine bottle from one of the festival's esteemed Vintner Circle winery partners. The two winners of the 18 films that vied for the title of Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature, as determined by the respective juries, were awarded $10,000, presented by Meadowood Napa Valley.

11/09/18

High winds Thursday morning were pushing smoke from a fast-spreading wildfire in Butte County into Sonoma County, prompting an air quality advisory and rattling the nerves of residents who survived and recalled last year's devastating North Bay wildfires.

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