Stories from Wine Business

Wineries elevating the visitor experience

Upscale tasting room changes reflect a greater trend as consumers’ expectations of the tasting experience rise.

Viticulture briefs

Growers in the Fountaingrove District, Sonoma County’s newest American Viticultural Area, will hold a tasting event on Aug. 20

Viticulture briefs

California wine shipments across the country reached an estimated retail value of $31.9 billion in 2015.

Are there better ways to harvest grapes?

With the shortage of vineyard labor, research begins on using more machines during annual grape harvest.

Local wineries ask feds to tighten labeling standards

Vintners have complained that exemptions currently allowed are misleading consumers and hurting the reputation of their local wine regions.

St. Helena’s Mad Fritz appeals to discriminating craft brew tastes

"It's a beer for foodies and beer and wine connoisseurs, and people who are driven by flavor diversity." — Mad Fritz owner Nile Zacherle

Viticulture briefs

California Human Development has received a $3.6 million grant for farmworker training and employment assistance.

Wine industry stepping up to help farmworkers

Sonoma County’s wine industry has ramped up efforts to improve social conditions for the up to 6,000 farmworkers who live in the county.

Hobbs buys Goldrock Ridge vineyard

The Sebastopol vintner said he is eager to produce wine from land noted for its high-quality pinot noir grapes.

Treasury Wine Estates to sell 12 US brands

The Australian-based company did not name the brands that it would be selling, but they comprise 1 million cases.

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