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Historic To-Kalon Vineyard Documented for HALS

The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) recently added documentation for the historic To-Kalon Vineyard of California’s Napa Valley (HALS CA-139) to its Library of...

Afternoon Brief, January 7

Organic Grape Growing Harms Vineyard Soil, Says a Consumer Advocacy Group: According to the pro-science consumer advocacy group, American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), organic wine may not be good for the earth-or at the very least, it's bad for the local vineyard soil...

Traeger Grills Teams Up with Rob and Lydia Mondavi on New...

Esteemed winemakers partner with Traeger to introduce a blend of hardwood pellets reflecting their Napa Valley home and unique background SALT LAKE CITY – November...

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...

Afternoon Brief, July 27

Natural Wine Faces Legal Definition A right-wing French politician has filed a motion this month to launch an investigative committee that will seek to legally define the term "natural wine" in France...

Afternoon Brief, March 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Washington State Reports Lighter Wine Grape Harvest, Excellent Quality in 2017 Washington State's wine grape harvest totaled 227,000...

Afternoon Brief, November 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Atmospheric River Brings Storm and Flash Flood Warnings to Fire-Ravaged Wine Country The first atmospheric river-fueled storm of...

Afternoon Brief, October 18

EPA Honors Jackson Family Wines with Green Power Leadership Award: Jackson Family Wines announced today that it has received a 2016 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Afternoon Brief, September 6

Margrit Biever Mondavi Dies at Age 91: Margrit Mondavi of Napa Valley, widow to Robert G. Mondavi and pioneer of the modern-day California wine industry bringing art and culture to the industry, died today...

Afternoon Brief, July 25

Huneeus Vintners to Buy Hambrecht Wine Group's Russian River Valley Winery Complex for $15.5 Million: Napa-based Huneeus Vintners has decided to buy a winery complex in Sonoma County for $15.5 million, ending months of speculation over the future of the property, according to court records...

Afternoon Brief, July 18

Fire Threatens Washington Winery, Vineyard Near Red Mountain: A 4,000-acre wildfire near Red Mountain threatened one winery and smoked a handful of Chardonnay vines before being brought under control early this morning...

Afternoon Brief, February 25

California Wine Exports Set Record in 2015: U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.61 billion in winery revenues in 2015, an all-time record and a 7.6% increase from 2014. Volume was up 4.1% from the previous year to 461 million liters or 51.2 million cases...

Luce Della Vite Auction at Christie’s Raises Over $57,000 for Baryshnikov...

New York, NY, June 23, 2015 – To celebrate its 20th anniversary, on June 18th Luce della Vite (http://www.lucedellavite.com/en/) held an auction at Christie’s...

Afternoon Brief, December 16

Treasury Wine Estates looks to America for growth: Treasury Wine Estates is considering acquiring a United States business to give it access to a sustainable supply of quality grapes, as part of the company's long-term growth strategy. Chief executive Michael Clarke said it had a list of companies it was considering acquiring to give it access to the best grapes...

Afternoon Brief, October 3

Harvey Posert Jr., the Man Behind Robert Mondavi’s Message, Dies at 84: Harvey Posert Jr., a career professional in public relations who was one of the leading figures behind the scenes in California wine's success over the past 40 years, died early on Oct. 3 at St. Helena Hospital...