Stories from Wine Business

Hugh Reimers, the former president of Jackson Family Wines, will be responsible for running Foley Family Wines as the Santa Rosa wine company attempts to grow in the competitive retail market.
Trade show Vinexpo coming to Sonoma CountyVinexpo, a trade show for wine and spirits professionals, will host its Explorer conference in Sonoma County Sept.
At least one local winery sent tractors with air blowers attached into the vineyard to dry its crop.
Honore Comfort, who served nine years as the executive director of the Sonoma County Vintners trade group, has been named as an executive in residence at Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute.
On-premises wine sales at restaurants and bars still represent about 16 percent of the average winery’s business and can help launch brands.
Ohio family now owners of Mayacamas VineyardsThe Schottenstein family of Columbus, Ohio, has assumed complete ownership of Mayacamas Vineyards in Napa County in the aftermath of divesting from a partnership with convicted fraud Charles Banks.T
Dutcher Crossing Winery in Healdsburg has appointed Nick Briggs as its new winemaker.
Trinchero Family Estates of St. Helena has moved into the spirits, premium wine business as it looks for new growth.
Harvest Fair honors, a scholarship in memory of a beloved winemaker and more.
Duckhorn Wine Co. in St. Helena purchased Calera Wine Co., a well-regarded Central Coast producer of premium pinot noir.