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03/22/17

Upscale restaurants in the North Bay are moving away from the OpenTable online reservation platform to the Tock system, where dinners are prepaid like tickets

03/22/17

Figuring out how many visitors ZD Wines is historically entitled to have took a little detective work.

03/22/17

On a sunny morning in Napa Valley, America's most celebrated chef is reflecting on his career, the culinary empire it spawned and why he just spent $10 million to upgrade his famed restaurant, the French Laundry

03/22/17

Two bills making their way through the state Legislature are seeking to boost funding for Napa County's farmworker housing centers

03/21/17

The Sonoma County Vintners today unveiled the official lineup of wines for the third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction, taking place April 21 at the Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa, Calif. Comprised of 90 one-of-a-kind lots, the live auction will offer members of the wine trade "never before, never again" wines from Sonoma County's top vineyards and vintners, available in the market only by resale to their customers. The full descriptions of all lots are available online at sonomawine.com/barrelauction.

03/21/17

This spring, California wine brand Robert Mondavi Private Selection will debut a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Chardonnay - the first ever Chardonnay to blend the craftsmanship of California winemaking with the Southern tradition of Bourbon Whiskey aging.

03/21/17

Raymond Vineyards has won Napa County Planning Commission approval to add a Highway 29 entrance and an additional winery visitors' center, as well as clean up some code violations

03/21/17

The five-day event (March 22-25) kicks off Wednesday with the sold-out First Taste Napa held at the Culinary Institute of America's (CIA) downtown campus at Copia.

03/21/17

County officials worry that the tribe, if recognized, could buy local land and have it held in trust by the federal government. That would exempt the property from local agricultural protection laws and perhaps open the door to a wine country casino

03/21/17

As the 2017 growing season begins this spring, those winemakers are dealing with a Trump administration hell-bent on cleaning up illegal immigration. As a result, a labor shortage has made it more difficult to find experienced labor and when growers do find it, they pay more money than ever for it

03/21/17

The Sonoma County Vintners group on Monday released the lineup for the its third annual barrel trade auction and again both Kosta Browne and Williams Selyem - the two wineries that have battled it out for top honors in previous years - have special lots entered

03/20/17

The growing season has begun in Napa's vineyards, with the first buds opening on vines from Carneros north to St. Helena. Over the coming weeks and months, shoots, leaves and berries will follow.

03/20/17

Although the church hasn't quite decided what it will do to help Napa's undocumented community, it will do something, says Dianne Mahler, business administrator and congregational care minister at the church

03/20/17

At the conference, he will also moderate a panel discussion on "The Wine Life" with Tom Klein, fourth-generation farmer and proprietor of Rodney Strong Vineyards; Emma Swain, CEO of St. Supery Estate Vineyards and Winery in Rutherford; and Andy Beckstoffer, owner of Beckstoffer Vineyards

03/17/17

Emerson, who has more than 16 years of experience in California's wine industry, will be responsible for creating, coordinating and executing brand management activities including marketing and sales support, collateral material development, public relations and event participation

03/17/17

You could say that the wine world nearly missed out on Heidi Barrett and her elegant, expertly-balanced cult cabernets. The high school aptitude tests had her pegged for a career in marine biology, but despite a deep affinity for the ocean, Barrett grew up around winemaking and felt as if she were simply wired for it

03/16/17

Developers of a Napa County luxury resort announced they have secured $165 million in construction financing.

03/16/17

The five-day event will feature more than 130 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema and short films. All films are shown at seven venues within walking distance of Sonoma's historic plaza

03/16/17

The hospitality company designed its winery to meet high environmental standards; believes it will pay off with consumers

03/15/17

Yellow plastic "caution" tape has been strung up to form a de facto barrier in front of the longtime "Welcome to ... Napa Valley" sign located along Highway 29 near Oakville.

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