February 24, 2014
NAPA — Napa Valley Vintners and Visit Napa Valley said each will provide $2.5 million in funding toward construction of the Napa Valley Vine Trail, a pedestrian and bicycle path spanning 47 miles from Vallejo to Calistoga.
February 24, 2014
NAPA — Arts Council Napa Valley and Visit Napa Valley, the county’s official tourism promoter, formed a strategic partnership to establish the region as a cultural destination.
February 24, 2014
Mezcal Vago of Mexico inks a distribution deal with The Henry Wine Group of Benicia. …
Hennes & Mauritz, or H&M, opened a store in Fairfield. …
Cyan Inc. of Petaluma said it signed a deal with a South Korean provincial government to install its Blue Planet software-defined network. …
Swedish wine club Munskänkarna, the world’s largest, named Sonoma and Napa counties this year’s “Wine Regions of the Year.” …
Napa Valley Vintners and Visit Napa Valley give $5 million to Napa Valley Vine Trail. …
TexaCali Wine Co.. and Winemonger form a strategic partnership. …
Winemakers Paul Hobbs of Sebastopol and Johannes Selbach of Germany buy a New York vineyard. …
Food & Wine magazine named Oakville-based Silver Oak best in steakhouses. …
Korbel Brandy turns 125. …
Treasury Wine Estates rebooted its Sonoma County-focused Souverain brand for the first time since the 2006 sale of the landmark Geyserville chateau. …
December 13, 2013
NAPA — Lodging and tourism spending in the Napa Valley showed significant gains in 2013, bolstered in part by strong branding and a positive economic impact from the recent America’s Cup in San Francisco, tourism officials said.
August 12, 2013
Bank of Marin hired Glen Stanley as senior vice president and regional manager for Santa Rosa. …
Summit State Bank announced the election of directors and expansion of the board. …
Visit Napa Valley appointed Teresa Savage vice president of sales. …
August 5, 2013
Top visitor attractions in the 37-mile Napa Valley include wine, food and the arts, but until recently, guests didn’t have a comprehensive list of art, music and cultural attractions in this region, including formerly hidden artwork in private collections.
July 15, 2013
NAPA — The Napa Tourism Improvement District said lodging revenue is up 18 percent over the year, indicating the district is exceeding its expectations.
July 1, 2013
NAPA — With 80 days of world-class sailing races set to begin July 4 on San Francisco Bay, Visit Napa Valley has planned a variety of hospitality experiences for adventurous race fans to enjoy within an hour’s drive of the bay.
Napa County is designated as the “official wine region” for the 34th America’s Cup. With 5,500 hotel rooms and 150 accommodation providers, Napa’s destination marketing professionals see the county as a natural getaway location for racing enthusiasts looking for a change of pace.
June 20, 2013
NAPA — Bolstered by the recent BottleRock music festival that drew scores of visitors, hotel occupancy rates and tourism spending in the Napa Valley were up significantly in May compared with the previous year, according to Visit Napa Valley, the county’s official tourism organization.
April 25, 2013
NAPA — Napa Valley hosted 2.94 million visitors in 2012, generating $1.4 billion in direct tourism spending, and more than three-quarters of them come for dining and wine tasting, according to results from two studies released Thursday.
February 25, 2013
As North Bay lodging businesses look to the year ahead, most are expressing confidence for continued improvement, with occupancy rates and revenues showing steady gains across Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties.
February 4, 2013
College of Marin hired Jonathan Eldridge as new vice president of Student Services. …
Attorney Michael Pfeifer has joined Santa Rosa-based law firm Smith Dollar PC. Mr. Pfeifer will head the firm’s office in Orange. … Also joining the firm’s Orange County office are attorneys Annabelle de la Mora and Libby Wong. …
Buckelew Programs named Steve Eckert, LCSW, as the organization’s new executive director. …
Kim Kaselionis has been named to the governing board of the Women’s Inititative for Self-Employment, a national organization headquartered in Novato, and elected to the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame. …
The Press Democrat appointed Jennifer Williams as director of advertising. …
Blu Homes, Inc. announced that Gary Martell has joined the company as chief financial officer, based in Vallejo. …
Visit Napa Valley promoted Sonyia Grabski to vice president, consumer direct marketing. …
Cline Cellars and Jacuzzi Family Vineyards promoted Keith Morris to vice president and national sales manager. …
December 31, 2012
NORTH BAY — Tourism across the North Bay continued to rebound at a steady and promising pace in 2012, and the industry is poised to post further gains in the coming year with a series of high-profile events and increased marketing efforts, officials said.
December 13, 2012
NAPA — Just two years after receiving a significant funding boost from a tourism improvement district, tourism in the Napa Valley continues to see an upward trajectory, with a flurry of new events that attract visitors year-round while helping to further establish a regional brand, officials said Thursday.
November 14, 2012
NAPA — For the second year, a food and wine festival that boasts some of those industries’ highest-profile chefs and winemakers is aimed at attracting visitors to Napa Valley and providing an economic boost to the region during the tourism off-season.
The five-day Flavor Napa Valley festival at Silverado Resort & Spa near Napa and the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena starts today.
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