Stories from Wine Business

The Sonoma County Vintners trade group will assume full control of all the events of the much-loved three-day weekend.
The Napa Board of Supervisors in December approved the Walt Ranch project, which would open up 209 acres of new vineyards.
Crews need to get grapevines pruned before bud break begins, in some places as early as late February.
Wines priced between $12 and $25 a bottle will grow in volume in 2017, while those costing less than $9 should decline, according to an industry survey.
Nate Weis has taken over as director of winemaking at Silver Oak Cellars and Twomey Cellars.
The group is setting up a Sonoma County Center for Ag Sustainability to function as a think tank.
The acquisition gives Vintage a brand that is complimentary to many of it other labels.
Constellation Brands Inc. reported growth in its wine sales during the third quarter.
The Sonoma County Winegrowers trade group will holds its annual Dollars & $ense Seminar and Tradeshow Jan. 12.
Trinchero Family Estates of St. Helena has purchased Napa’s Mason Cellars; Rodney Strong Vineyards is partnering with Sonoma State University; and the American Wine Society honors the late Peter Mondavi Sr.