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Stories from Wine Business

Business booms for custom crush wineries in Sonoma County

The custom-crush wine industry has greatly expanded in Sonoma County in the past year as newcomers look for quick ways to enter the wine business, and existing wineries seek to boost production.

Viticulture briefs

The Other Guys bulks up staffing Sonoma-based The Other Guys has announced several new personnel moves as the family-owned winery looks to grow its market share.

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Rep. Jared Huffman will speak to the Sonoma County Winegrowers on Aug. 20.

Takeover bid could benefit Beringer Vineyards

If Treasury Wine Estates accepts the proposed offer from two New York firms, it could breathe new life into the St. Helena winery.

Duo hits right notes with Outside Lands' wine lineup

Local wineries are discovering that rock music and wine can not only be paired together, but that they also are on the same pitch when it comes to business.

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The Wine Foundry buys Juice Box, will move operations to new location The Wine Foundry, a Sonoma-based custom-crush facility, has purchased rival Juice Box and will be moving its operations to the new location in Napa.

Growers predict high quality, lower yield as harvest kicks off in county

Growers expect this year's crop, aided by the region's moderate temperatures, to be less bountiful than 2013's record-breaking yield.

An early start for local grape harvest

Work crews were up before dawn Wednesday picking grapes along Silverado Trail, marking an early harvest season for the North Coast wine industry.

Viticulture briefs

Groups to hold sustainable growing event on Aug. 8 A consortium of Sonoma County groups will hold their Sustainable Winegrowing Field Day on Aug.

Growers take frost fight to high court

In the first of two planned appeals, a Redwood Valley grape grower on Friday asked the California Supreme Court to review an appellate court decision that upheld state regulations on the use of water for vineyard frost protection.

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