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Stories from Wine Business

Viticulture briefs

SRJC wine varietals win honors Three varietals from Santa Rosa Junior College’s Shone Farm vintage have been named as medal winners by Sonoma County Harvest Fair judges in the fair’s professional wine competition.

Healdsburg wine producer Truett-Hurst posts annual loss

Despite increasing sales, Healdsburg wine producer Truett-Hurst Inc. on Friday reported an annual $1.2 million operating loss, triggered primarily by the insolvency of one of its suppliers.

Wine execs worry about future of industry

In a recent survey, vintners expressed concern that craft beer and specialty spirits are taking the spotlight away from wine among millennials.

Viticulture briefs

The Kieu Hoang Winery has recently purchased Guilliams Vineyards, a family-operated property in the Spring Mountain district of St. Helena.

County's harvest hits halfway point (w/video)

Thanks to continued mild weather, the North Coast grape harvest remains ahead of schedule. Some winemakers may even finish picking their fruit by the beginning of October.

Texas company buying Napa e-commerce firm

The buy is one of two deals announced this week by Granbury Solutions.

Jackson Family Wines turns eye to Burgundy

The Santa Rosa-based winery has launched a new wine division that will focus on Burgundy varieties.

Viticulture briefs

Russian River Valley grape growers are set to start harvest up to two weeks earlier than usual.

Sonoma County Vintners group chief to step down

Honore Comfort, executive director of Sonoma County Vintners, announced Wednesday she will leave the trade group after almost nine years on the job.

Study: Quake caused at least $83 million in damage to Napa wine industry

The Napa County wine industry suffered at least $83 million in damages as a result of the Aug. 24 earthquake, according to an analysis published Tuesday by Silicon Valley Bank.

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