Partly sunny

Stories from Wine Business

Viticulture briefs

Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood has been able to restructure its $11 million debt to Rabobank and has exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Pinot noir claims top auction bid

A 10-case lot of “KB Elixir” from Kosta Browne Winery fetched the highest bid of $46,000 at the second annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction.

It’s a buyer’s market for North Bay wine properties

A string of recent wine brand and property sales in the West Coast are bringing out a host of sellers, but they’ll find choosier buyers according to experts at a wine business conference in Santa Rosa Thursday.

Thompson bill would cut wine taxes

Bipartisan legislation by the North Coast lawmaker would cut federal taxes on sparkling wine and higher-alcohol wines.

Viticulture briefs

Jackson Family Wines of Santa Rosa has been awarded a 'green medal' by a coalition of wine trade groups for its commitment to sustainable farming.

Foley buys Stryker Sonoma winery

Consumers can expect ‘bigger, rounder and softer’ cabernet sauvignons, Foley said.

Vintners grapple with new state law on worker pay

The act requires employers to pay workers for how much they pick, but also for breaks and training.

Robert Rue Vineyard sold

Calistoga vintner has renamed the property Croix Estate

Sonoma's Price announces business name change

The Sonoma winemaker wants to better reflect his personal commitment to winemaking in California, according to a public statement.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates buys Sonoma’s Patz & Hall winery

The Washington company bought the winery known for its single-vineyard pinot noir and chardonnay wines for an undisclosed price.

© The Press Democrat |  Terms of Service |  Privacy Policy |  Jobs With Us |  RSS |  Advertising |  Sonoma Media Investments |  Place an Ad
Switch to our Mobile View