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Stories from Wine Business

Jackson Family Wines buys South African vineyard

The purchase, announced Wednesday, is a first for the Santa Rosa company.

Viticulture briefs

Bank survey bullish on wine industry A new survey of the wine industry by Silicon Valley Bank has found that 82 percent of wineries report their overall financial health was good or better in 2014, an increase of 7 percent from the previous year.

Wine industry seeks stable labor supply in immigration debate

Immigration is vital issue to the North Coast wine industry, where a limited supply of workers has driven up wages and raised concerns over the future of the workforce that picks the area’s most profitable crop.

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Don Sebastiani & Sons launches new venture Don Sebastiani & Sons, the family-owned wine company based in the Sonoma Valley, has announced a new business venture, New House Vintners, to focus on small-lot wines noted for their appellation.

Winery buying spree expected to ease on North Coast

Mergers and acquisitions in the North Coast wine industry should slow down in 2015, leveling off after a recent buying spree amid a scarcity of available vineyards and growing restrictions on winery usage.

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The North Coast Wine Industry Expo will be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on Dec. 4.

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The California Wine Museum, a nonprofit seeking to preserve and exhibit California’s wine heritage, has renamed itself Wineseum.

Sonoma County wineries keep close eye on trade negotiations

International trade is again a hot topic in Washington. The issue has enormous implications locally, especially for the North Coast’s multibillion-dollar wine industry.

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Crimson Wine Group CEO leaves Erle Martin has left his position as president and chief executive officer of Napa-based Crimson Wine Group as of Nov.

Truett-Hurst boosts wine sales by 20%

The Healdsburg wine company on Monday reported sales rose 20 percent in the first quarter, the result of strong sales to online shoppers, tasting room visitors and wine club members.

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