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Tuesday 13 October 2015


Smoke taint threat from California wildfires

There are fears among California vintners that the wildfires currently raging in the state may affect grapes with smoke taint.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015 2 Comments »

Doobie Brothers’ manager sells Sonoma winery

Vintage Wine Estates has confirmed its purchase of Sonoma’s BR Cohn Winery from Bruce Cohn, the manager of American rock band The Doobie Brothers.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Californian wine struggling with supply

There is a “growing mismatch” between supply and demand that is badly hampering the Californian wine industry, new analysis has claimed.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Benziger Winery sold to The Wine Group

Benziger Family Winery has been sold to The Wine Group in a deal that closed on Monday for an undisclosed sum.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Gallo buys J Vineyards

E&J Gallo has acquired Sonoma-based sparkling wine producer J Vineyards & Winery for an undisclosed sum.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 No Comments »

Meiburg MW added to symposium lineup

Debra Meiburg MW has been added to the lineup of speakers due to appear at the upcoming Women of the Vine symposium in California.

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Hobbs to pay $100K for bulldozing Christmas tree farm

US winemaker Paul Hobbs has been asked to pay $100,000 for land-use violations including bulldozing a Christmas tree farm in Sonoma and turning it into a vineyard.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Sonoma unveils 100-year business plan

A 100-year plan to preserve and develop sustainable agriculture in California’s Sonoma County well into the 22nd century has been launched.

Friday, January 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Bob Cabral confirms new Sonoma role

Former Williams Selyem winemaker Bob Cabral has been confirmed in a new post as director of winemaking at fellow Sonoma producer Three Sticks Wines.

Friday, January 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Asian buyers push up vineyard prices

Wealthy Asians are broadening their search for wine estates, driving major price hikes in regions such as Sonoma, Hawke’s Bay and Barossa Valley.

Monday, January 5th, 2015 No Comments »

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