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Gregory V. Jones Is Linfield College’s New Director of Wine Education

Gregory V. Jones Is Linfield College’s New Director of Wine Education

McMinnville, OR • June 23, 2017 • Gregory V. Jones, known globally as one of the preeminent wine climatologists, has been named director of wine education at Linfield College. “I am proud that Greg Jones will lead our wine education program,” said Linfield President Thomas L. Hellie. “He has earned an international reputation for his […]

Q&A with Sid Patel, CEO of the International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

Q&A with Sid Patel, CEO of the International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

San Francisco, June 23, 2017 – San Francisco continues to be one of the world’s most important destinations for leading players in the wine industry, so it’s no surprise that a major conference dedicated to the private label and bulk trade is making its way to the city on July 26-27. In the short Q&A below, […]

Vine Cliff Winery Appoints John Wilson as Winemaker

Vine Cliff Winery Appoints John Wilson as Winemaker

June 20, 2017, Napa – Nell Sweeney, Proprietress of Oakville, CA based Vine Cliff Winery, has announced the appointment of John Wilson as Winemaker of Vine Cliff. He will be responsible for the 2017 vintage of Vine Cliff wines, most notably the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Oakville estate. He joins the winery from the Russian River Valley […]

John Dyson Plants His Millionth Grape Vine

John Dyson Plants His Millionth Grape Vine

John Dyson started planting grapes, about 500, on an acre in 1979 in Millbrook, NY. He was a pioneer in the true European varieties like Chardonnay in the Hudson Valley. This first experiment, inspired by the first pioneer in New York State, Dr. Konstantin Frank, has grown in the intervening 38 years to today June 2, 2017 when […]

New Zealand’s Invino Wines Announces Nigel Barker as US Glambassador as the Wine Brand Launches in the US

New Zealand’s Invino Wines Announces Nigel Barker as US Glambassador as the Wine Brand Launches in the US

“Made from grapes, time and two maxed out credit cards. 100% NZ, 0% BS” “May Contain Traces of Bloody Good Wine” (New York, NY — June 19, 2017) Invivo Wines (www.invivowines.com), a New Zealand based winery announced today that fashion photographer Nigel Barker will be their US “Glambassador” as the unique, and non-traditional winery launches […]

Steve Doyle Joins J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines as Vice President, US Sales

Steve Doyle Joins J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines as Vice President, US Sales

Veteran in the Luxury Wine Category Attracted to Family-Owned Brand’s Commitment to Quality and Industry Leadership  San Jose, Calif. – June 20, 2017 – Steve Doyle joins J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines as vice president, US sales. A highly respected industry executive, with more than three decades of experience, Doyle will lead J. Lohr’s in-house […]

King Estate Promotes Three to New Winemaking Roles

King Estate Promotes Three to New Winemaking Roles

Brent Stone Named Head Winemaker (Eugene, OR) – King Estate Winery CEO and Co-Founder Ed King has announced the promotion of three members of the winemaking team to new key positions: Brent Stone to Head Winemaker; Barrett Rosteck to Associate Winemaker; and Andrew Belzer to Assistant Winemaker. Stone joined King Estate as the Lab Manager […]

Sean Roney Launches Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Sean Roney Launches Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Son of Respected Vintner Sabotages Law Career for California Wine: You Be the Judge  NAPA, CALIF. (June 13, 2017) – The best plans are made to be broken. Disruptions like that often involve wine – especially when you’re a young vintner like Sean Roney. His successful Washington, D.C. career in law defending domestic violence victims was shaken […]

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Willamette Valley Wineries Association Names New Executive Director

Willamette Valley Wineries Association Names New Executive Director

Portland, Ore. (Jun 14, 2017) — The Willamette Valley Wineries Association (WVWA) and Oregon Pinot Camp (OPC) have hired a new Executive Director to fill the role left by retiring leader Sue Horstmann. Morgen McLaughlin will assume the position on July 24th, taking command of these two key industry associations that have helped establish Oregon’s Willamette Valley […]

Renowned Winemaker Matt Parish Joins Lula Cellars in the Deep End of the Anderson Valley

Renowned Winemaker Matt Parish Joins Lula Cellars in the Deep End of the Anderson Valley

Mendocino County’s Premiere Boutique Winery Announces Lauded Industry Veteran as New Winemaker PHILO, CA – (June 14, 2017) – Lula Cellars, a limited production, ultra-premium winery located in the Deep End of the Anderson Valley, has appointed Matt Parish, a heralded winemaker and wine executive with more than two decades of global winemaking experience, as […]

Steve Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Elected Wine Institute Chairman 2017-2018

Steve Lohr of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Elected Wine Institute Chairman 2017-2018

SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Lohr, Chairman and CEO of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines in San Jose and Paso Robles, has been elected Wine Institute Board Chairman for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The election was held at Wine Institute’s 83rd Annual Meeting of Members in San Diego. Other board officers elected were Chris Indelicato of […]

C. Mondavi & Family Board of Directors Appoints Judd Wallenbrock President and Chief Executive Officer

C. Mondavi & Family Board of Directors Appoints Judd Wallenbrock President and Chief Executive Officer

Wallenbrock Joins Fourth Generation C. Mondavi & Family on Board of Directors  Napa, Calif., June 13, 2017 – C. Mondavi & Family, one of Napa’s oldest wine companies, has announced today the appointment of Judd Wallenbrock as President and CEO effective June 19. Judd succeeds John Lennon, who has been interim CEO since November 2016. […]

CAWG Announces 2017 Awards of Excellence Recipients

CAWG Announces 2017 Awards of Excellence Recipients

SACRAMENTO, June 9, 2017 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has selected Bradford and Randall Lange of LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards as the 2017 Grower of the Year and Al Scheid of Scheid Vineyards Inc. as the 2017 Leader the Year. The awards will be presented at the 2017 CAWG Awards of […]

Ross Bentley Joins Wine Country Consultants

Ross Bentley Joins Wine Country Consultants

St. Helena firm represented former Stagecoach Vineyards owner in new purchase Napa Valley, June 2017 — Ross Bentley has joined Wine Country Consultants as a partner, in an announcement by Robyn Bentley, the real estate company’s founder and president. Ross Bentley has spent the last eight years in key roles at Hundred Acre Wine Group, […]

Milla Handley of Handley Cellars Announces Retirement

Milla Handley of Handley Cellars Announces Retirement

Groundbreaking Winemaker & Anderson Valley Viticulture Pioneer Designates Winery to Two Daughters; Randy Schock Appointed Winemaker ANDERSON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – (June 6, 2017) — After 40 years of crafting gold medal-winning, environmentally sustainable wines, Milla Handley, winemaker and owner Handley Cellars, is retiring to make way for a third generation of family vintners. Milla’s daughters, Lulu McClellan […]