June 30, 2014
Raven Castro was hired as member relations and advertising coordinator at Sonoma County Farm Bureau …
Sonoma Clean Power has hired Kelly Foley as its general counsel. Kate Kelly has been named director, public affairs and marketing of the agency. Jonna Ramey has been hired to serve as customer service director. Amy Rider joined the Sonoma Clean Power management team as program manager…
Mark Bramfitt will serve as the Sonoma Local Agency Formation Commission’s (LAFCO) executive officer…
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of a new health officer, Karen Milman…
Otolaryngologist Susan R. Cordes, M.D. joined Ukiah Valley Medical Center…
Napa-based Payroll Masters announce that Daniel Lowenthal has joined the company as its new Sonoma County Sales representative…
Gaw Van Male announced the recent arrival of Laura Srebro and Katy Barfield to its estate planning practice and its winery and vineyard team in Napa…
Viveka Rydell, CEO of PDI Surgery Center, has joined Empire College School of Law’s faculty as a professor of business organizations…
Wine Institute elected twp local representatives to its board as officers: Margie Healy of Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville, second vice chairman, and Chris Indelicato of Delicato Family Vineyards in Napa, secretary.
April 24, 2014
The volume of California wine shipments to U.S. markets returned to growth mode last year, after dipping in 2012, while the dollar value of those shipments slowed in 2013 following two years of strong growth, according to figures released Thursday.
September 16, 2013
Suspicions in the industry that the 2013 North Coast winegrape crop would be sizable are gaining greater weight as many of the grapes for sparkling wine are past that early round of harvest are in the winery, picking white wine grapes is underway and the first red wine grapes are approaching ripeness.
April 10, 2013
The volume of California wine shipments to U.S. markets last year dipped for the first time in 11 years, but retail value of that wine rose by more than 8 percent for the second straight year, according to recently released figures.
Meanwhile, shipments of wine to the U.S. from all sources increased 2.4 percent, and retail value, 5.2 percent to new volume and sales records, according to data compiled by Woodside-based industry analysis firm Gomberg Fredrikson & Associates and San Francisco-based advocacy group Wine Institute.
February 21, 2013
U.S. wine exports, 90 percent from California, last year increased 2.6 percent in winery revenue to a record $1.43 billion from 2011, but at the same time, shipment volume dipped 4.9 percent, a major wine trade policy advocacy group announced today.
June 18, 2012
Local renewable energy proponents are lining up behind state Senate Bill 594, designed to require PG&E to allow customers who have more than one electric meter on their properties to aggregate the loads and install a renewable energy system to offset it.
March 22, 2012
Sales of California wine within the U.S. in 2011 grew to a record 211.9 million cases, up 5.6 percent in volume compared to the previous year, according to preliminary figures released today by industry analysts.
August 31, 2011
The Legislature today passed a bill by two North Coast state legislators that would streamline permitting of small irrigation ponds that could be tapped for frost prevention, rather than streams deemed habitat for protected fish.
March 15, 2011
The long-held place of France as the top market for wine in the world fell to the U.S. last year, according to data released today by wine industry consultants Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates.
February 22, 2011
U.S. wine exports, 90 percent from California, bounced back from the 2009 recessionary slump in value to reach a new record of $1.15 billion, but the volume of wine shipped out of the country didn’t return to 2007 or 2008 levels, according to figures released today.
June 11, 2010
HEALDSBURG — San Francisco-based Wine Institute today announced that Tom Klein, owner of Rodney Strong Vineyards, has been elected chairman by the board of the public policy advocacy group.
April 8, 2010
CALIFORNIA — Despite an economy in which some wineries’ revenues were off by double-digits last year, California winery shipments to U.S. markets were nearly unchanged in volume, according to industry analyst figures released today. Yet aggressive discounting of wines to maintain that volume resulted in revenue from those shipments dipping 3.2 percent to $17.9 billion.
April 4, 2010
Vintners are hopeful 2010 will be a rebound year for our economy at all levels.
But help is needed by public officials, especially at the state level.