Stories from Wine Business

Tickets have gone on sale for the second annual Signature Sonoma Valley event that will be held April 6 to 8.
Hugh Reimers will be in charge of day-to-day operations at the nation’s 18th largest winery, which owns 27 labels and farms 3,000 acres of vineyards.
Vintage Wine Estates of Santa Rosa has acquired Tamarack Cellars of Walla Walla, Wash.
The North Coast wine industry will enjoy another successful year, a local banker predicts. However, growth is slowing and competition is increasing from imports and other domestic regions.
Jean Arnold Sessions is stepping down as executive director of Sonoma County Vintners after two years at the helm of the county’s main winery trade group. Michael Haney will serve at interim head.
Sonoma County Winegrowers will hold its annual Dollars & $ense seminar and trade show on Thursday.
Claypool Cellars has moved its tasting room from Gravenstein Station in Sebastopol to a new building in Forestville.
Steve Kistler has stepped down as CEO and director of winemaking of Kistler Vineyards in Sebastopol.
The GOP tax bill would help small boutique wineries and craft brewers as well as large producers such as Jackson Family Wines and Lagunitas Brewing Co.
The acquisitions are the latest in a string of purchases for Vintage Wine Estates within the past year and will result in the winery having an annual portfolio of 2 million cases.