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Stories from Wine Business

Wineries' green investments pay off

Jackson Family Wines, one of the largest vineyard owners in Sonoma County, aims to be the green leader in the wine industry. It uses everything from a fog machine and ultraviolet lights to drones to reduce its impact on the environment.

Viticulture briefs

The California Association of Winegrape Growers has selected Andy Beckstoffer of Beckstoffer Vineyards in Rutherford as its 2015 Grower of the Year.

Constellation Brands buys Meiomi wine brand for $315 million

The Victor, N.Y., company said that fast-growing Napa brand will help it gain further market share in the premium wine market.

Windsor wine supplier to lease space in new Napa business park

Pack n’ Ship Direct is going to lease a 226,000-square-foot warehouse in Napa.

Viticulture briefs

California grape growers have voted to keep an assessment on their crop that has been in place since 2001.

Wilson Winery events under scrutiny

Sonoma County planning officials have ordered Ken and Diane Wilson’s flagship winery to stop holding special events, making it the newest flashpoint in a series of wine-related disputes.

Benziger Family Winery sold

The Wine Group, one of the world's largest producers of budget wines, is buying the pioneering Glen Ellen winery for an estimated $100 million as it looks to expand to more upscale products.

Viticulture briefs

Sonoma State University is creating a French Language Certificate for Wine Business, the first of its type in the United States.

SSU launching wine industry journal

The open-access online journal, undertaken by the university’s Wine Business Institute, will provide case studies of the global wine business.

Viticulture briefs

The 24th annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium will be held Sept. 21 and 22 at the Napa Valley Marriott.

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