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Afternoon Brief, November 29

The Immigrants Who Help Make Your Wine Are Afraid of Trump: On election night in Napa Valley, Enrique Ayón was glued to the TV. Ayón, a Mexican citizen who's worked in the wine industry for 20 years, was sure Clinton would win - she had experience, and he couldn't imagine voters would support Trump after the way he had insulted Mexicans and women, among others...

Afternoon Brief, October 25

Delicato Family Vineyards Announce Bota Box Grows to 4 Million Cases: Delicato Family Vineyards announced today that Bota Box, the consumer-favorite eco-friendly wine producer of premium 3 and 1.5 liter bag-in-box and 500ml Tetra Pak wines, has reached another pivotal benchmark for the family-owned winery, by reaching 4 million cases in sales...

Afternoon Brief, October 19

Charles Smith Reshapes Washington Wine Industry: When Charles Smith makes a move, the earth moves. On Monday, a big "crack" was heard throughout the Washington wine industry when it was announced that Smith had sold his eponymous wine brand to mega-giant Constellation Brands for a reported $120 million...

Afternoon Brief, August 9

Williams Selyem Acquires 121 Year-Old Russian River Valley Zinfandel Vineyard: Williams Selyem Winery, a producer of iconic Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel for 35 years, announced today it has purchased the historic Saitone Vineyard located on Olivet Road in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley...

Auction Lots Announced for 2016 Winesong, Mendocino’s Premier Charity Auction and...

** Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th on the Mendocino Coast ** FORT BRAGG, CA – (August 9, 2016) – The 32nd Annual Winesong event,...

Afternoon Brief, August 8

California's Next Big Wine Region: The Beckstoffers Bet on Red Hills: In the winemaking world the name Beckstoffer is synonymous with quality but it's truly insufficient to simply say "quality" about the grapes that Andy and David Beckstoffer grow - it's rather like saying "nice" about Ferrari or "good" about Krug Champagne...

38th Annual Mendocino County Fair Wine Competition Awards

“Mendocino Wines Are Golden” Friday, August 5th  — The Mendocino wine community gathered this past Friday to celebrate the results of the 38th Annual Mendocino County Fair...

Afternoon Brief, July 6

El Niño or La Niña: California Unprepared for Both: With El Niño we were told California's drought would be washed away. That didn't happen...

Sponsors Announced for 32nd Annual Winesong, Mendocino’s Premier Food & Wine...

** Friday, September 9th and Saturday, September 10th, 2016 on the Mendocino Coast ** FORT BRAGG, CA – (July 5, 2016) – Tickets are now...

Afternoon Brief, July 1

Parducci Maker Mendocino Wine Co. Buys Offbeat Brands Portfolio: Mendocino Wine Company, maker of the Parducci brand, has purchased the wine portfolio of Offbeat Brands...

Afternoon Brief June 17

Head of Sonoma Winegrape Commission Vows to Raise Visibility – and Prices – for Sonoma Grapes: The charismatic president of the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission wants to raise the price wineries pay for Sonoma grapes, which now sell for much less than those in Napa County, and her approach is multifaceted...

Afternoon Brief June 9

E. & J. Gallo Purchases Wine Brand Orin Swift Cellars: Winemaker Dave Phinney has a knack for making delicious, stylish wines with memorable labels and attractive price points but also for understanding wine's business side...

Mendocino College Foundation’s Gala Harvest Festival Wine and Food Announcement

Experience Mendocino County’s finest Wines, Winemakers and local Chefs Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 2:00pm-6:00pm Mendocino, CA (June 9, 2016) – The Gala Harvest Festival is...

Afternoon Brief May 20

Napa Targeting Virtual Wineries?: Some people who own virtual wineries report that the District Attorneys Office has recently been aggressively pursuing them for offering tastings in their homes or businesses without permits ...

Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association Appoints New Executive Director

Philo, Calif., November 30, 2015 – The Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association (AVWA) has hired John Cesano as its new executive director, effective December 1. Cesano...