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The 2017 Napa Valley Vintage Makes a Graceful Debut at Premiere...

Wine professionals from around the world attending today’s sold-out Premiere Napa Valley expressed their keen interest in wines made exclusively for the Premiere Napa Valley label to the melodic tune of nearly $3.7 million.

Afternoon Brief, January 25

Direct Sales Alters US Wine Market: In 2018, wineries shipped more than 6 million cases of wine, a nine percent increase over the previous year, according to Larry Cormier's presentation at the annual Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium held in Concord, California. Cormier is the general manager of the Colorado-based ShipCompliant/Sovos company, which gathers this data for presentation to the wine community each year...

Afternoon Brief, January 24

Rombauer Vineyards Acquires Renwood Winery Facility in Sierra Foothills: Rombauer Vineyards, one of Napa Valley's premier, family-owned wineries, today announced the purchase of the Renwood Winery facility in Amador County. The sale includes 20 acres of vineyards, the wine production facility, and the tasting room located at 12225 Steiner Road in Plymouth, California...

Afternoon Brief, January 21

US Government Shutdown Hits Wine Hard: The longest partial government shutdown in US history is a buzz-kill. And not just for the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who are missing their paychecks, but for the wine industry, which depends on a network of government entities to approve labels, imports and perform lab analysis...

Afternoon Brief, November 26

A New Era for U.S. Wine-Labeling Laws: Recent disputes find winemakers and legislators reconsidering America's laissez-faire attitude toward veracity in wine labeling...

Afternoon Brief, November 21

Judge Rules for Neighbors in Dispute Over Changes at Beringer in St. Helena: https://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/judge-rules-for-neighbors-in-dispute-over-changes-at-beringer/article_307828b2-5423-5725-9320-048a6edbba5e.html

Afternoon Brief, November 14

Are Napa Valley Growers Smart to Rely so Heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon? : A panel of grape growing pundits held court last week during the Napa Valley Grapegrowers Rootstock trade show on the wisdom of relying so heavily on Cabernet Sauvignon...

Napa Valley’s 2018 Winegrape Harvest Builds Balance at a Steady Pace

Cool nights and warm days over an extended period preserve acidity and develop flavor complexity Napa, CA , 9/27/2018 - Notes from the Vineyard (from...

Afternoon Brief, August 15

Searching for the Truth About Smoke Taint: With wildfires still blazing, Tom Jarvis tells you all you need to know about the effect on grapes...

As New School Year Begins, Napa Valley Vintners Awards $2.5 Million...

Funds provide critical services for more than 22,000 children and their families 8/15/2018 - St. Helena, CA—The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) trade association today announced...

Napa Valley 2018 Harvest Begins

An Exceptional Growing Season Makes for a Potential Landmark Vintage Napa, CA (August 14, 2018) – The 2018 Napa Valley harvest is underway throughout the...

A Steady Start to Veraison Napa Valley Grapegrowers Looking Forward to...

NAPA, CA (July 20, 2018) – According to the Napa Valley Grapegrowers (NVG), veraison, an annual benchmark in the winegrape growing season, is officially...

Afternoon Brief, July 18

Napa County Handling of Williamson Act Agricultural Land Contracts Draws Grand Jury Scrutiny Napa County's grand jury says a decades-old program giving property tax breaks to agriculture land owners suffers from a lax of oversight and puts the county in the role of "subsidizing a lifestyle."

Afternoon Brief, July 17

Napa's Duckhorn Wine Company announced this morning that it is purchasing Sonoma Pinot Noir powerhouse Kosta Browne Winery. Duckhorn will replace Kosta Browne's current stakeholders, the investment fund J.W. Childs, as the sole owner. The deal includes Kosta Browne's winery and tasting room in Sebastopol, as well as 80 acres of owned vineyards and leases on 90 additional acres, as well as all inventory...

Afternoon Brief, July 10

Does Napa Valley have too much Cabernet? The question informed most of last month's Vineyard Economics Symposium...