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It may be Spring, but we're not through with winter quite yet. Some snow came down in the Sierra Wednesday and in Wine Country, there's concern about late frost ruining grapes


Building on a long history in Sonoma County, the Cabernet specialist's new winery is a sleek, sizable and sustainable investment in the future


The better part of a decade in the works, a large warehouse project is now under construction at the entrance to the Eighth Street East industrial parks near the city of Sonoma


At the April 6 Joint Information Hearing of the California State Senate Select Committee on California's Wine Industry and the California Assembly Select Committee on Wine the overarching theme of the meeting was: "We are open for business." While there are impacts from the October fires, the message went, stories of our demise are greatly exaggerated. So come on down for your corporate event, wine tasting weekend, wedding or bachelorette party


Chief Wine Judge Daryl Groom, who coordinates the competition, is a proponent of heady arguments when it comes to deciding the fate of a wine. That's why he creates tasting panels with built-in controversy


Like many small businesses, success has some challenges. They are running out of storage for their wines and the current storage is not employee safe, preventing them from hiring more people to help in the production.


"Topel Winery in Northern California is now on the market for $5.4 million. Here's your big chance to become a winemaker and live in luxury"


The truck ran off the road and into a ditch, and the bottles it was carrying spilled as a tow truck tried to set the trailer back on its wheels, Officer Jon Sloat said.


As the immigration debate continues in Washington and Sacramento, agricultural employers find themselves walking a legal tightrope between the two capitals.


Without doubt, Riesling is what draws more people to attend the Anderson Valley Aromatic White Wine Festival than any other


October's devastating fires "had very limited impact on the total grape harvest in Mendocino County," according to an analysis prepared by the Mendocino WineGrowers, Inc. of the Preliminary Grape Crush Report


Winemaker Bob Blue attributes the growth to an exponential increase in consumer interest in the craft movement and innovation in the drinks category in the last few years.


Tonnage in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties was 464,765 last year, up 7.8 percent from 2016 and 5.9 percent from the five-year average, based on the California Grape Crush report, compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is a benchmark for grape-purchase prices and strategy


Moreo previously was agricultural commissioner and sealer of weights and measures for Modoc County. He has 35 years of experience in agriculture and is former president of the Regional Association of Northern California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealer.


In the 1970s, Beckstoffer Vineyards helped pioneer the rise and success of Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa Valley. And now, with limited space left to grow in the region, they're trying to repeat history in the red-headed stepchild of Northern California AVAs: Lake County


David Beckstoffer


Columbia Distributing, an Oregon-based beer wholesaler that operates a facility in Santa Rosa, is not distributing any more of Mendocino Brewing's beer after being informed of the decision to stop production, said spokeswoman Lindsi Taylor. The legendary brewery closed its Ukiah taproom on Jan. 13.


"The goal is zero net water and zero net energy," Duncan says, walking on the elevated walkway that connects the winery to the barrel chai. The place is still under construction; he's wearing a hard hat. "Eventually, this property should be producing 105 percent of its energy output."


A craft cannabis brand called Flow Kana is building a marijuana processing and manufacturing hub on the site of a former winery in Mendocino County. The company purchased the 80-acre parcel once owned by the founding family of Fetzer Vineyards for $3.6 million in 2017.


The 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition was held Tuesday through Friday last week, drawing 67 judges who sampled 6,960 wines from 35 states before crowning seven as the sweepstakes winners in their respective classes.

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