Stories from Wine Business

Top executives at E&J Gallo Winery and Jackson Family Wines are expecting more deals as the premium segment of the wine market continues its strong growth.
Net sales increased 19.1 percent to $25.8 million for the fiscal year.
The Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation received a $110,000 donation during the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction as part of an auction package.
The deal also includes a 27-acre vineyard that is planted to cabernet sauvignon, merlot, viognier as well as century-old, dry-farmed petite sirah.
The Mendocino County valley is seeing new investment with the varietal, which has experienced a 10-year boom in large part thanks to the movie 'Sideways.'
Eric Flanagan, owner of Flanagan Vineyards, has bought the Brandt Ranch in Lake County through his Russian River Partners investment group.
After a cool spell in August, conditions are shaping up for a busy, but ideal harvest, according to Sonoma County Winegrowers.
The 2016 Sonoma County Harvest Fair will honor Jackson Family Wines of Santa Rosa as its outstanding sustainable processor.
Sonoma County farmers and their employees are already contemplating the ramifications to the local $757 million agriculture industry for a bill that would give farmworkers overtime after 40 hours a week.
The Beverage People, the Santa Rosa business that has helped many local home brewers, vintners and cidermakers start their hobby, is under new ownership.