Stories from Wine Business

Lake County growers already have lost at least $37.1 million from smoke-tainted grapes this year, according to survey by Lake County Winegrape Commission.
The local wine industry is looking to increase its share in the overall $50 billion organic food market in the United States despite challenges.
Owners of Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa and Signorello Estate Winery in Napa recently broke ground on their wineries as well as their new beginnings.
Grower’s Series by Francis Ford Coppola will be sold at select licensed California pot dispensaries.
Ideal weather allowed winemakers time needed to schedule their picks and for grapes to ripen to optimal level.
Known as River East, it is planted with chardonnay grapes and located near Eastside Road and Old Redwood Highway.
Ken and Diane Wilson plan to feature Coyote Sonoma, other wines and open in a month.
Constellation Brands, whose portfolio includes Robert Mondavi wine, Modelo beer and Svedka vodka, is said to be looking to sell some wine brands from the California North Coast for over $3 billion.
The 42-acre property is Sonoma County winemaker’s first foray outside California.
The Santa Rosa winery targets reopening in October 2019.