Stories from Wine Business
Pierce's disease a rising concern for vines
Thousands of vines have been pulled out and replanted over the past two years, thanks to an outbreak of the disease given a boost by the recent string of warmer winters.
Grape harvest down significantly
The value of the North Coast grape crop dropped 23 percent in 2015, resulting in the smallest returns for growers since 2011, according to a report out Wednesday.
Foley Family Wines purchases Monterey County winery
Chalone Estate owns the oldest producing vineyard in Monterey County. A 1974 Chalone chardonnay shocked the world when it ranked third in a 1976 blind tasting of California and French whites.
Fountaingrove forms its own wine association Grape growers in the new Fountaingrove District American Viticultural Area (AVA) have formed the Fountaingrove District Winegrowers Association to help market their wines.
Sonoma County Vintners’ role examined after director’s departure
Some local winery officials said the unexpected resignation of Carolyn Stark should trigger a fresh look at the role the trade group plays within the wine industry as well as the community.
Head of Sonoma County Vintners resigns unexpectedly
Carolyn Stark cited personal reasons for her departure as executive director of the main advocacy and promotional trade group for wineries in Sonoma County.
Peju winery buys Acacia Vineyard
The Acacia property is located on a 100-acre estate in the Carneros region of Napa Valley with 50 planted acres of pinot noir grapes. Peju will market the wine from the area under a different name.
Details of Super Bowl sponsorship a guarded secret
Undisclosed contracts spell out how much Sonoma County tourism and wine groups contributed to the Super Bowl organizing committee and what they got in return.
Three Napa vintners give up “port” name on their wines Three Napa Valley wineries have given up the use of the name “port” in their fortified wines as part of a bid to advance a global movement for protection of regional labeling in the wine industry.