Stories from Wine Business

Rhys Vineyards of Los Gatos has purchased property at the former Masonite site in Ukiah for a new winery.
The sale includes the Brewer-Clifton Winery, tasting room and 60 acres of estate vineyards.
Krupp Brothers of Napa has purchased Kitchak Cellars, a boutique winery off Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley.
The Healdsburg wine company said its supermarket sales were down, though its direct-to-consumer business posted gains.
The historic old Eshcol Winery building had buckled badly and was close to collapse, becoming an enduring symbol of nature’s wrath.
California vintners shipped a record 238 million cases of wine domestically in 2016, a 2 percent increase from the previous year, according to a top industry trade group.
Vineyard & Winery Management media company has closed down after 43 years, and has halted publication of its wine trade magazine, one of the oldest in the country.
The Napa winemaker has run into a buzzsaw of opposition to his proposed Dairyman Vineyard project outside Sebastopol.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to Dry Creek Vineyard in Healdsburg for its innovative wine cork closure.
The awards will go to students enrolled next academic year in both its MBA and undergraduate wine business programs.