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Evenstad Estates Announces Landmark Burgundy Vineyard Expansion

Evenstad Estates, home to Domaine Serene, Château de la Crée and Maison Evenstad, expands its Burgundian vineyard holdings by taking control of the renowned Domaine Christian Confuron et fils estate. This 15-acre expansion increases Evenstad Estates’ vineyard footprint in the Côte d’Or by roughly 60%, adding vineyards in the Côte de Nuits to current holdings in the Côte de Beaune. …

Suzanne Groth of Groth Vineyards & Winery Elected Wine Institute Chair

Suzanne Groth, President and CEO of Groth Vineyards & Winery, headquartered in Oakville, CA, was elected Wine Institute Board Chairman for the 2021-2022 fiscal year at the organization’s 87th Annual Meeting of Members. Other officers elected were Rick Tigner of Jackson Family Wines in Santa Rosa, First Vice Chairman; Randall Lange of LangeTwins Family Vineyards and Winery in Acampo, Second …

SLO Coast Wines’ Roll Out the Barrels Celebration Is Back for 2021

The SLO Coast Wine Collective’s annual Roll Out The Barrels celebration, which has drawn thousands of wine lovers to San Luis Obispo’s wine country since 1990, returns this year with an all-new format: A series of exclusive events held at member wineries throughout the Central Coast, and for the first time, an auction of rare bottles curated by the winemakers. …

Willamette Valley Rain Dance Vineyards Opens Newly Designed Tasting Room

Rain Dance Vineyards, the fifth-generation Newberg producer crafting premium wines from their sustainably farmed estate vineyards in the Chehalem Mountains, is opening a new tasting room in a recently restored Victorian-era home just walking distance from the Allison Inn and Spa. Opening late-Spring, Rain Dance Vineyards will be raising the bar by adding a variety of new and exciting wine …

Wild WA Yeast may Hold Key to Reducing Sugar Content in Wine

Creating wine is a balancing act between the quality of harvested grapes and the types of microorganisms that ferment grape juice. Too much sugar during the fermentation process means too much alcohol in the final wine, which can negatively affect wine flavor. Researchers from Washington State University’s school of food science are working with non-Saccharomyces yeast strains native to Washington to …

Ren Harris of Paradigm Winery Named Napa Valley Grower of the Year

Oakville grape grower and Napa Valley Grapegrowers founder, Ren Harris, has been named the 2021 Napa Valley Grower of the Year. Harris began his farming career in the late 1960s, moving from San Francisco with his wife, Napa Valley native, Marilyn Pelissa.  They purchased a prune orchard in Oakville, CA, where Harris began working odd jobs for family and friends, …

Napa Valley Wine Train Reopens, Honors Healthcare Workers

The Napa Valley Wine Train, an engaging and memorable experience that echoes the glory days of train travel, is pleased to announce that it will welcome back passengers beginning Monday, May 17.  One of the few active historic passenger railroads in the U.S., the iconic wine country experience will celebrate its reopening by offering complimentary tickets to local healthcare workers …

Elimination of Tariffs and Non-Tariff Barriers on Wine

The Wine Origins Alliance (WOA), a global coalition of 31 organizations representing nearly 90,000 wineries and grape growers, recently convened virtually in Washington, DC and Brussels to discuss with U.S. and EU policymakers barriers to trade in wine, including harmful tariffs and the lack of effective protection of wine region names in the U.S. and around the world. WOA members have generated …

Oregon Wine Board Launches Pour It Forward Campaign

The Oregon Wine Board, the organization representing all wineries and vineyards in Oregon, has launched Pour It Forward (#pouritfORward), a new social media campaign for Oregon Wine Month. The campaign shares videos from winemakers across the state tasting wines made by their peers, during a month-long chain of appreciation. A new, winemaker-created video will be posted daily on the Oregon …

Opportunities for US Wine Exports into Croatia

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service — Croatia provides a unique opportunity for U.S. wine exporters to position their product. U.S. wine exporters should focus their market entry efforts on Zagreb, the nation’s capital, where niches exist for medium and higher quality wines.  I. Market Overview Production Domestic wine production is an especially important segment of Croatian agriculture and plays an important role in …

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