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Kevin Phillips of Michael David Winery talks to North Bay Business Journal about production of ultrapremium wines from Lodi, interest in half-bottles for California restaurants and strategy for creating a Sonoma County brand.
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Bella Vineyards OK’d to resume public events
Bank of Marin 1Q earnings up 42%
Summit State Bank 1Q earnings up 93%
Economist: North Bay new housing not keeping up with demand
Marin median home price tops $1M
Napa winegrapes hit $750M new record

Exchange Bank 1Q earnings jump 67%

Exchange Bank on Wednesday reports first-quarter earnings were up $4.47 million from a year ago, partly thanks to the new lower federal tax rate and sale of real estate turned back over to the Santa Rosa-based lender.

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Stories on how the communities will be recovering in the weeks, months and years after the massive October 2017 wildfires.
With the acquisition of a Santa Rosa shop earlier this year, the family-owned repair business now has a dozen shops in four North Bay counties. G&C this year is expanding in Solano and Marin while eying opportunities elsewhere.
California's top cannabis regulator, Lori Ajax, is leading an effort to license cannabis operations. She is set to be the keynote speaker at North Bay Business Journal's North Coast Cannabis Conference on May 9.
The proposed joint operations deal between the two large faith-based health systems would cover just California North Coast clinical services such as St. Helena hospital, Queen of the Valley in Napa and Santa Rosa Memorial.
The feds just qualified "opportunity zones" across the country, and Solano, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Napa and Marin counties got 21. A big beneficiary of the redevelopment tax breaks is once-bankrupt, now fast-growing Vallejo.
Judd Wallenbrock, CEO of C. Mondavi & Family, talks to the Business Journal about how new "premiumization" actually is, diversifying a vintner's portfolio by price point and whether there's a coming glut of higher-priced wines.
"Ultimately, you have to create brands with higher margins to absorb increases in costs," says vintner Jeff O'Neill of Marin's O'Neill Vintners & Distillers, on the ability to increase wine retail prices as California labor and grape costs soar.
“It will be important for us as an industry to figure out how we will bring younger consumers along with us,” says Bob Torkelson, CEO of Napa Valley’s Trinchero Family Estates. He talks about efforts to upscale millennials’ wine tastes.
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Bella Vineyards OK’d to resume public events
Napa winegrapes hit $750M new record
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Bank of Marin 1Q earnings up 42%
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Marin median home price tops $1M
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