Stories from Wine Business

E&J Gallo Winery of Modesto announced its purchase of Ukiah’s Germain-Robin, California’s first luxury brandy brand.
Andrea Rodriguez has been hired as government relations director for the Sonoma County Farm Bureau.
This year’s harvest looks more like the historic norm than the early picks of recent years.
Santa Rosa Junior College has received a $2.3 million federal grant for its program that helps farmworker children complete their high school equivalency (HEP) degree.
Wine professionals attended a one-day conference in Santa Rosa to explore ways to capitalize on the $7 billion cannabis industry.
The Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Studies program will offer a new class in the fall semester on how to build and maintain a wine club.
Vineyard managers are opting to use more machines and foreign labor to make up for a tight labor market. At least 2,000 more workers could be needed in Sonoma County.
SRJC wine studies professor Kevin Sea talks about yeast and the important role it plays in making wine.
Beckstoffer Vineyards of Rutherford has bought a Carneros vineyard in Napa County from Treasury Wine Estates.
Bill Batchelor has been named as vice president of winemaking and operations for the Bundschu Co.