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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.


Gore joins Fetzer Vineyards from The eLearning Guild, a community of practice for designers, developers and managers of eLearning based in Santa Rosa, where she was Marketing Coordinator & Copywriter.


The Thomas fire that began on Dec. 4 is the largest recorded in the state.


Greg Winter will join Head Winemaker Bob Swain in crafting award winning wines including national brands Parducci, True Grit, Paul Dolan Vineyards, Moniker Wine Estates, ZinPhomaniac and Sketchbook.


Emily will lead the direct sales of Garden Creek Winery of 1,500 cases sold entirely to their private members with a current 1-year wait list to acquire wines.


Wine country is recovering from wildfires, but rebuilding tourism remains a challenge.


Lake County Wine Auction, held at Cache Creek Vineyard and Winery, was a production of the nonprofit Lake County Wine Alliance, which is made up of local wineries, grape growers, related businesses, community sponsors and many community volunteers.


Distributions for 2017 were as follows ...


As federal tax-reform bills head to a House-Senate conference committee, California farmers and ranchers say they may not gain as much as they had hoped from the package of tax cuts and other changes to tax law.


The UN Climate Change Conference California Vintner Recognized for Commitments to Carbon Neutrality and a Net Positive Future

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