Stories from Wine Business

The area covers 4,000 acres of vineyards in an overall 200,000-acre region in southern Sonoma County and northern Marin County.
Novato-based WX Brands announced on Nov. 27 that it has bought Jelly Jar Wines.
After Coppola Winery came up with canned wine in 2004, several vintners are attempting a casual approach to wine by swapping out glass for aluminum.
LVMH Group, the French luxury goods business that owns Louis Vuitton and Dom Perignon, on Tuesday announced it bought a 60 percent stake in Colgin Cellars of St. Helena.
Sebastopol vintner Paul Hobbs has acquired a 45-acre cabernet sauvignon vineyard in the Alexander Valley.
Chateau St. Jean winery reopened its grounds and tasting rooms on Saturday after crews cleaned up the aftermath of last month’s fires.
Plans for the pinot noir powerhouse include opening a tasting room in The Barlow center as it seeks to expose more consumers to its premium brand.
The effort begins this Sunday with a full-page advertisement in The New York Times.
Maria Brunn has been selected as the new executive director for the Lake County Winery Association.