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Viticulture briefs: Arkansas billionaire buys Napa Valley winery
Arkansas billionaire Gaylon Lawrence Jr. has purchased Heitz Wine Cellars in St. Helena, a storied Napa Valley brand that has been popular among collectors and wine enthusiasts.
Sonoma County Vintners’ barrel auction raises money for fire aid
The fourth annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction attracted business buyers from across the country to place bids on unique wines donated by local wineries.
Viticulture briefs: Company takes minority stake in Vintage Wine Estates
Company takes minority stake in Vintage Wine EstatesAn investment firm has taken a $75 million minority stake in Santa Rosa-based Vintage Wine Estates.T
Viticulture briefs: Hamel named honorary chair of wine auction
The Sonoma County Wine Auction has its 2018 chairman, plus new faces at B.R. Cohn and Far Niente Wine Estates.
Search for ‘smoke taint’ solutions intensifies after fires
The October wildfires spurred an impromptu wine research effort, says a UC Davis scientist at the forefront.
Author says big wine money has ruined Napa and Sonoma may be next
'Tourism has never saved anything. It’s destroyed many things. Tourism devours what it loves.' says author James Conaway, who has been writing about Napa Valley for more than 30 years.
Viticulture briefs: 100 wine barrel lots to be offered at auction
100 wine barrel lots offered at auctionRetailers will be able to bid on 100 different wine barrel lots at the Sonoma County Barrel Auction to be held on April 20 at the MacMurray Estate Vineyards in Healdsburg.T
In sudden move, Sonoma Cider shuts down in Healdsburg
Sonoma Cider's 'shocked' owner David Cordtz said in a statement that the company lost its funding 'without warning.'
Viticulture briefs: U.S. wine exports down in 2017
U.S. wine exports decreased in 5.5 percent in value and 7.9 percent in volume in 2017.
Viticulture briefs: Napa Winery buys Carneros vineyard
John Anthony Family of Wines has acquired Church Vineyard, which it had been leasing in the Carneros wine region.
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