Stories on how the communities will be recovering in the weeks, months and years after the massive October 2017 wildfires.
Steven Spadarotto talks about the Napa Valley-based vintner's challenges in raising wine bottle prices amid rising grape and vineyard prices, the blessing of the record 2018 harvest and how brand strength helps smooth out economic turbulence.
Corey Beck talks about The Family Coppola's long-running ventures in canned sparkling rose, velocity of consumer demand for upscale wine, rise of Gen X and millennials, and Sonoma County regulation of winery destination marketing.
Aaron Smith of the National Cannabis Industry Association is set to keynote the Business Journal's North Coast Cannabis Conference in Santa Rosa.
"With growth in sales of high-end wine flattening out, there is plenty of extra wine available. The problem is, people paid a fortune for that fruit and have got it on their books," says brand-builder who is shopping for North Coast wine in bulk.
Here are four stories of professionals who have found a greater payoff in trading long treks to work in San Francisco for the chance of success with their startups in Napa, Marin and Sonoma counties.
"Oftentimes, owners are really hesitant to discuss what is going on with their business with their children," says a North Bay succession planner who helps family members discuss decisions "with reduced conflict and confusion."