Stories from Wine Business

Kendall-Jackson parent buys pinot specialist Siduri Wines

Jackson Family Wines has bought Santa Rosa-based Siduri Wines, a small family winery that has risen to prominence in two decades through its highly regarded single-vineyard pinot noirs.

Seghesio to head family winery

Ted Seghesio has been promoted to general manager and winemaker of Seghesio Family Vineyards.

Premium wine sales on the rise

Wine sales increased last year as California premium wineries continued to display strength even though everyday wine struggled amid growing competition from craft beer, cider and distilled spirits.

New barrel auction coming for buyers

The Sonoma County Vintners will hold its first-ever barrel auction for wine retailers and wholesalers on May 1.

Port of Oakland dispute backing up Sonoma County shipments

The slowdown at the Port of Oakland has had a big impact on Sonoma County businesses that rely on foreign imports and exports, slowing shipments of everything from wine to recycled trash.

Viticulture briefs

Santa Rosa Junior College will hold its first wine classic event on Feb. 8 to benefit scholarships and students in its wine studies, culinary arts and hospitality programs.

Sonoma County named official wine of 2016 Super Bowl (w/video)

Sonoma County will be the official wine supplier at the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, giving the county’s wineries broad exposure to a new audience.

Survey: Fine wine prices expected to rise

Customers are likely to pay more for a bottle of fine wine this year as wine prices increase, the result of an improved economy and strong demand, according to a new survey.

Viticulture briefs

Treasury reports new winery permit numbers Sonoma County has 765 permits for wine producers and blenders on file with the Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, which oversees the industry at the federal level.

Direct wine sales, prices increase in 2014

Direct shipments from U.S. wineries to consumers grew last year by 13.6 percent to an overall total of 47.4 million bottles, according to a report released Thursday.

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