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Stories from Wine Business

Viticulture Briefs

U.S. Rep Mike Thompson and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday are scheduled to speak at the groundbreaking for the Sonoma State University Wine Spectator Learning Center.

Viticulture briefs

A drone from Yamaha Motor Corp. applied a fungicide to a Napa Valley vineyard of Silverado Farming Co. on Wednesday.

Jackson Family Wines buys Healdsburg winery

Jackson Family Wines announced Monday it has purchased Copain Wines, a producer known for its chardonnay, pinot noir and syrah.

Lake County wine industry is ready for takeoff

The county has seen its grape prices and acreage increase on the strength of its cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc.

Viticulture briefs

The American Vineyard Foundation has funded more than $1 million in viticulture and enology research for this year.

This week's viticulture briefs

Vineyard economics seminar to be held in NapaThe 21st annual Vineyard Economics Seminar will be held at the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel on May 25, with a focus on the labor shortage occurring at vineyards.T

Are millennials really drinking more wine than baby boomers?

The prediction that millennials would overtake baby boomers as key consumers of wine has been fermenting for several years, but the debate on whether that time has come is bubbling over amid conflicting reports.

Viticulture briefs

Deerfield Ranch Winery in Kenwood has been able to restructure its $11 million debt to Rabobank and has exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Pinot noir is king at Sonoma County Barrel Auction

A 10-case lot of 'KB Elixir' from Kosta Browne Winery fetched the highest bid of $46,000 at the second annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction over the weekend.

It’s a buyer’s market for North Bay wine properties

A string of recent wine brand and property sales in the West Coast are bringing out a host of sellers, but they’ll find choosier buyers according to experts at a wine business conference in Santa Rosa Thursday.

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