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Stories from Wine Business

E&J Gallo buys Talbott Vineyards in Monterey County

The Modesto wine giant is continuing its expansion into the premium wine category.

Panel recommends limits for new Napa wineries

An advisory panel seeking to limit winery expansion within Napa County says it has finalized its ideas to rein in traffic and congestion coming from wineries.

Viticulture briefs

Sonoma County farmers are continuing to report lighter grape yields this year as harvest steadily picks up, according to a survey by the Sonoma County Winegrowers.

Investment group buys Platt Vineyard on Sonoma Coast

The 300-acre deal includes a well-regarded 32-acre vineyard planted by former tech and wine executive Lew Platt.

Is this the hottest hand in local wine biz?

Fresh off selling his Meiomi brand for $315 million, Joe Wagner is planning his next steps. The 33-year-old has emerged as one of the of biggest players to watch in the North Coast wine industry.

Viticulture briefs

The California Association of Winegrape Growers has joined with more than 45 other agricultural groups to oppose new rules on the use of pesticides around schools.

Survey finds most locals support the wine industry

A Sonoma State survey found that North Coast residents have a mostly positive view on how the wine industry affects their quality of life, though a large number believe it contributes to traffic congestion on roadways.

Napa vintners pull support for new rules on development

Napa Valley Vintners is withdrawing support for a project designed to build consensus on how Napa County can better control winery development and expansion.

Viticulture briefs

Sonoma-based Gundlach Bundschu Winery has announced five staff changes at the sixth-generation family winery.

Boom in craft spirits lifts Sonoma County distillers

Like wine in 1970s and beer in the 1990s, the spirits industry is experiencing a craft boom. The market is growing fast and attracting a new generation of distillers in Sonoma County.

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