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Afternoon Brief, September 20

North Coast Grape Growers Fear Tons of Fruit Will Be Left on the Vine Unsold: As he hustled around a flatbed trailer parked along the road earlier this week, Will Ivancovich was abuzz during the first day of grape picking for this years harvest at his Kenwood vineyard. Clad in a white fedora hat and with an unlit cigar dangling from his mouth, the 71-year-old Ivancovich easily kept up with the workers decades younger...

Afternoon Brief, September 19

Napa Planning Commission Asks for More Time to Study Bremer Winery Compliance: Bremer Family Winery, which has been a focus of thorny county code and permit controversies, ran into a delay as it works to come into compliance. The winery recently settled with Napa County over a lawsuit in which the county alleged a variety of illegalities, which the Bremers contested...

Afternoon Brief, September 13

Napa County, Bremer Family Winery Reach Lawsuit Settlement - Napa County and Bremer Family Winery settled a lawsuit brought by the county against the winery over alleged permit and code violations, ending a dispute that called into question how the county interprets older use permits ...

Afternoon Brief, September 6

Why Winemakers Should Be Fighting Against Herbicide Drift: A grape grower whose vineyards have been damaged speaks out on why it's a threat to the industry...

Afternoon Brief, May 3

Iconic Wine Sustainability Innovator Challenges Peers: Each year at the Sonoma County Barrel Auction, the Sonoma County Vintners have recognized local wine industry icons who have shaped the heritage and history of Sonoma County winemaking. This year, they are also celebrating innovators who help propel the Sonoma County wine community forward...

Afternoon Brief, April 5

How Jackson Family Wines’ Top Brass in Oregon Is Shaping the Willamette Valley’s Future: With Eugenia Keegan at the helm in Oregon, JFW is guiding the valley's evolution into an elite, luxury region. In return, the valley is doing the same for JFW...

Afternoon Brief, February 19

Excess California Coastal Wine, Grapes Open New-Brand Opportunities, Heighten Marketing Expense: How big the 2018 North Coast wine grape harvest now won't be known for a couple more months, but it's become increasingly clear that banking the emerging wine business cycle will take different or revived tactics after years of steady consumer sales growth...

Afternoon Brief, September 21

A Clash Between Cotton and Cabernet? : The Texas High Plains has the potential to be a grape grower's paradise. This plateau near the New Mexico border is now home to nearly 5,000 acres planted to wine grapes...

Afternoon Brief, September 18

Warren Winiarski Awarded American Wine Legend Wine Star Award by Wine Enthusiast: Wine Enthusiast magazine is awarding Warren Winiarski its Wine Star for American Wine Legend at this years Wine Star Awards held in January 2019. The award recognizes Winiarski's legacy in the wine industry as well as his many contributions to...

Afternoon Brief, July 25

New Wine Shopper Data Solution Helps Wineries Achieve Distribution Success Label Analytics has a new unique tool for wineries already in the wholesale market, or those just jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to distribution. Many wineries find it difficult to break into the threetier system and gain any traction when a preponderance of the wines on the shelf are owned by large operations...

Afternoon Brief, May 5

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Worker Killed in Fall at Sutter Home Winery in St. Helena A worker installing refrigeration piping at Sutter...

Afternoon Brief, February 3

Sonoma County Vintners Announces New Organization Appointments: Sonoma County Vintners announced several new organizational appointments during their 2017 Annual Membership meeting on February 1, 2017...

Afternoon Brief, January 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Sonoma County Winegrowers Double Down on Sustainability Goal The Sonoma County Winegrowers trade group will be getting some...

Afternoon Brief, November 4

Sonoma County Vintner Steve Kistler to Pay More Than $500,000 to Settle Creek Pollution Case: A Sonoma County vintner has agreed to pay $579,700 to settle water code violations stemming from the release of muddy pond water into a Valley Ford creek that supports spawning fish, state officials announced Thursday...

Afternoon Brief, March 31

Figures reveal Robert Parker's declining influence on Bordeaux wine pricing: Such is Parker's present effect on the Bordeaux market that The Wine Investment Fund uses his scores as one of three pillars by which it measures the relative value of one wine against another...