Stories from Wine Business

A recent count showed 30 tasting rooms just around the Sonoma Plaza, demonstrating an increase of almost 50 percent in just the last three years.
Petaluma Gap group gets new executive director Cheryl Quist has been selected as the new executive director for the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance by the nonprofit group’s board of directors.
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget released last week would cut key programs for the local wine industry.
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.