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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.
Here are the latest leads on businesses on the move or expanding, from commercial real estate leases and sales in San Francisco North Bay counties of Sonoma, Solano, Marin and Napa.
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.
"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.
Brian Vos, CEO of The Wine Group, talks with North Bay Business Journal about the second-largest U.S. wine company's innovation beyond mass-market brands such as Franzia and Almaden toward "premium-plus" brands such as the North Coast's Imagery.