Stories from Wine Business

A longtime family-owned winery in Sonoma County is charting a path for financial sustainability — and creating a blueprint for other winemakers to follow.
The $11 million Wine Spectator Learning Center is designed to cement SSU’s status as the premier location for the study and research of the business of wine.
Seth Stodder, former assistant secretary of Department of Homeland Security under both the Bush and Obama administrations, will be the keynote speaker.
Crimson Wine Group of Napa reported a 11 percent decrease in net sales in the first quarter, compared to the same period in 2017.
Sonoma Cider’s taproom, restaurant and production facility in Healdsburg is going on the auction block to repay creditors.
Napa County voters on June 5 will decide the fate of Measure C, which would limit vineyard development on hills and mountains. The outcome is being closely watched in Sonoma County.
E&J Winery of Modesto announced Thursday it has bought a Santa Barbara vineyard property.
The Wine Institute has created an online tool to help wineries provide nutritional information on their wines.
This year’s event surpassed the 2017 auction by almost $50,000.
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.