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Richard Mendelson, who heads the wine practice for Napa-based law firm Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty, has been a leading wine and land-use law expert in defending the distinctiveness of American Viticutural Areas and the Napa Valley Agricultural Preserve.
He'll be moderating a panel discussion at the Business Journal's Impact Napa: Wine conference on Thursday. Panelists are vintner and hotelier Bill Harlan, grower and vintner Bruce Phillips, vintner Peter Mondavi Jr. and agricultural property appraiser Tony Correia.
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Tony Correia: More M&A deals amid looming grape, vine shortage
Peter Mondavi Jr.: ‘We cherish this valley and want to maintain it’
Bill Harlan: ‘First and foremost Napa Valley is an agricultural community’
Bruce Phillips: Napa Valley grape sourcing is a ‘significant concern’
Richard Mendelson: Multidimentional look needed on guarding Napa Valley ag