North Bay Business Journal
June 2017 edition
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Rabobank Farella Braun + Martel

Jordan winery CEO: Staying smaller and independent is an asset

‘The freedom to be creative is also difficult in larger companies. For us, it’s about remaining tactically agile and nimble …,’ says John Jordan.

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Vine Notes: Are North Coast vineyards getting too pricey?

Pricing increases for Napa cabernet sauvignon grapes seem to be outpacing those for Napa cab wines. But are those increases worth it for less-than-stellar fruit? asks columnist Charles Day of Rabobank.

Schrader Cellars sold to Constellation

The third-largest U.S. wine company adds a high-scoring Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon brand to its fine-wine portfolio.

Raymond buys 55-acre Napa Valley vineyard

Part of the Boisset Collection of brands, Raymond Vineyards now has 380 acres of Napa Valley vineyards.

Wine Industry Report sponsor Farella Braun + Martel: Trusted legal advisers to the wine industry

Sold! SF investor wins WineBid

The Napa-based online auctioneer of fine and rare wines inks a deal to be sold to investors in beverage and hospitality brands.

Vintage Wine Estates buying first Oregon brand

Part of trend toward North Coast vintners expanding their portfolios by acquisitions in the Pacific Northwest, the Santa Rosa-based company inks a deal for a pinot noir and pinot gris brand.

Too much wine-tasting in downtown Sonoma?

Some city residents want limits on tasting rooms near Sonoma Plaza.

Smartt Principles: Wineries have trouble with younger workers. Here are 10 solutions

Wineries across the nation are having a difficult time attracting and retaining Generation X, millennial and Gen Y workers. Some of it is because vintners are family-owned and -operated. Here are 10 ways you can turn that around.

Napa Valley vintner C. Mondavi names CEO

C. Mondavi & Family, maker of the Charles Krug and CK Mondavi wine brands, names Judd Wallenbrock top executive.

18 leaders of North Coast independent wineries

Meet leaders of some of the largest privately owned wine companies in the North Coast.