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Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: Christian Oggenfuss — Leading the Wine...

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By Laurie Wachter   Under the visionary leadership of founder and CEO Christian Oggenfuss, DipWSET, the Napa Valley Wine Academy has grown into an almost $10...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: André Hueston Mack — An Enthusiastic...

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By Laurie Wachter   André Hueston Mack left at the pinnacle of his career as head sommelier of Thomas Keller’s Per Se restaurant in New York...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: Tom Klein — A 35-Year Legacy...

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By Laurie Wachter   It’s been 45 years since Tom Klein first set eyes on Rodney Strong winery and vineyards.  He was working at McKinsey & Company...

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2024: Krista Chaich — Architect of Change...

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By Laurie Wachter   “I’m a behind-the-scenes kind of gal,” says Krista Chaich, executive director of the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association, adding that “I just do...

Wine Industry in Transition: Adapting to Economic Shifts and Compliance Pressures

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Wineries face rising pressures on wages, a buyer’s market for grapes and the looming cost of wastewater compliance  By Laurie Wachter   A strong finish to a...

Winemaking Excellence: Exploring New Tools and Techniques

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Addressing early harvest, precursor aromas, oak consistency and health-conscious winemaking  By Laurie Wachter   Winemakers often experiment, run tests and make adjustments in their winemaking process. They...

Crafting Healthier Wine Choices for Savvy Consumers

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Three California winemakers test new techniques for making low-alcohol, low-calorie and vegan wines By Laurie Wachter   Wine consumers are increasingly looking for wines that align with...

AgTech Advances: Automating Irrigation and Measuring Vineyard Vigor

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Proving the value of tomorrow’s solutions in today’s vineyards By Laurie Wachter   What’s new in the vineyard? One exciting area of innovation is technology that improves...

North Coast’s Post-Harvest Gathering: WIN Expo’s 11th Year

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Celebrated annual industry event promises learning and networking opportunities. By Laurie Wachter Wine has been grown in California’s North Coast for more than 100 years, but...

Reels and Algorithms: Marketing Goes High Tech

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Adding video and AI to your winery marketing may be easier than you think. By Laurie Wachter   The world of marketing sometimes feels like it’s spinning...

Winery Wastewater Worries: Adapting to New Compliance Realities

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With a deadline looming, wineries face a complicated path to compliance with California’s Statewide Waste Discharge Requirements  By Laurie Wachter The California wine industry has been...

Digital Friction in the Wine Industry: Meeting Modern Consumer Expectations

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Strategies to enhance user experience, personalization and loyalty for millennials and Gen Z consumers in wine e-commerce By Laurie Wachter   Is "digital friction" in your team's...

An Uncertain Economic Vintage: Wineries Navigate Consumer Demand Challenges Amid Recession...

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Three industry experts discuss the effects of economic uncertainty at a pivotal point for the wine industry  By Laurie Wachter   As the American economy teeters on...

COVID-19’s Lasting Impact on the Wine Industry Sets the Stage for...

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The challenges of the past few years have driven significant change in the wine sector, and 2023 will require continued adaptation. To help wineries understand the trends and anticipate the challenges and opportunities, Wine Industry Network is hosting Bold Predictions 2023, a virtual wine industry leadership conference on February 8, 2023, presented by Heffernan Insurance Brokers.

Wineries Ponder Staff Vaccinations and Reopening

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Vineyard and winery production workers across the country labored through the pandemic, pruning and harvesting grapes, crushing and bottling wine...
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