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Visit California Launches Recovery Campaign: Grateful Table Fundraiser Lunch Nov. 21

Visit California Launches Recovery Campaign: Grateful Table Fundraiser Lunch Nov. 21

Visit California, the non-profit tourism organization for the state, has allocated $2 million for a campaign, #CaliforniaWineCountryNow, to urge visitors to come to California wine regions, particularly in Northern California, following the October wildfires. Through a variety of owned, earned and paid media activities, the campaign emphasizes that wineries in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties […]

By November 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
California Wine 2017 Harvest Report

California Wine 2017 Harvest Report

Strong Quality Across the State as Ample Rain Ends Drought SAN FRANCISCO — California’s 2017 wine harvest wrapped up early this fall following summer heat spurts and a growing season that saw significant rain throughout the state ending a five-year drought. While October wildfires in North Coast wine communities made international headlines, the state’s vineyards […]

By November 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Wine Institute Releases Results of New California Wine Tourism Survey

Wine Institute Releases Results of New California Wine Tourism Survey

SAN FRANCISCO — Results of a new online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults who recently visited California wine country were released today, offering insights to wineries and local wine associations in understanding and enhancing the experience of visitors to wineries and regions. Commissioned by Wine Institute with support from a USDA grant and […]

By September 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New Wine Institute Video Series Celebrates “California Wines: Behind the Glass”

New Wine Institute Video Series Celebrates “California Wines: Behind the Glass”

SAN FRANCISCO — Vineyard rocks absorb water like a sponge; a novice wine drinker’s eyes widen as she tastes the difference between two California Chardonnays guided by a pair of sommeliers; a winemaker describes wine as the elixir that brings people together. Wine Institute’s new video series, “California Wines: Behind the Glass,” conveys the appeal […]

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Celebrate California Wine Month in September

Celebrate California Wine Month in September

Raise a Glass to Harvest at More Than 50 Winery Events Around the State SAN FRANCISCO —September marks the 13th annual California Wine Month, and it’s the perfect time to experience the annual harvest season. Wine enthusiasts can enjoy special tastings, festivals, concerts, wine and food offerings and more at wineries and other venues throughout […]

Wine Institute to Host Sommeliers from Mexico for California Wines Tour & Master Classes

Wine Institute to Host Sommeliers from Mexico for California Wines Tour & Master Classes

Mexico is Sixth Largest Market for California Wine Exports SAN FRANCISCO — Wine Institute will host 20 high-profile sommeliers from Mexico in California wine country July 23-27, 2017 to help expand the knowledge of California wines and promote sales in the growing Mexican market. The sommeliers invited to join the trip are from top restaurants, […]

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 […]

Top Summer Winery Experiences in California

Top Summer Winery Experiences in California

Winery Concerts, Festivals, Picnics and More: Great Ways to Experience California Wine Country this Summer Roll Out the Barrels is a three-day event June 22-24, offering Edna Valley wine, food and music in downtown San Luis Obispo, one of dozens of great events in California wine country throughout the state this summer. SAN FRANCISCO — Summer […]

500 Wines, 200 Vintners, 50 AVAs: Wine Institute’s California Wines International Summit Convenes Top Wine Trade and Media

500 Wines, 200 Vintners, 50 AVAs: Wine Institute’s California Wines International Summit Convenes Top Wine Trade and Media

SAN FRANCISCO — Wine Institute’s third international “California Wines Summit” taking place May 15-20, 2017 will host 30 key wine media and trade from 10 countries: Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Sweden, Mexico, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland. The week of wine tastings and experiences was designed to build on California’s reputation as […]

2016 California Wine Sales in U.S. Hit New Record: 238 Million Cases with Retail Value of $34.1 Billion

2016 California Wine Sales in U.S. Hit New Record: 238 Million Cases with Retail Value of $34.1 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO — California wine shipments to the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $34.1 billion in 2016, up 4.6%. The state shipped an all-time high of 238 million cases to the U.S. in 2016, up 2% from the previous year California wine sales to all markets, including shipments to the U.S. and exports, […]

Raise a Glass to “Green” California Wines During Down to Earth Month in April

Raise a Glass to “Green” California Wines During Down to Earth Month in April

Celebrate at Dozens of Eco-Friendly Winery Events SAN FRANCISCO — Eco-conscious consumers have many ways to celebrate with sustainably produced wines during California’s 6th Annual Down to Earth Month in April. California wineries will be offering dozens of sustainability-focused events and activities throughout the month from Earth Day wine festivals, farm-to-glass tours and walks with […]

Explore California’s Wine Regions on the Rise

Explore California’s Wine Regions on the Rise

Wine Institute’s Road Trip Series Offers Tips on How to Sip, Stay and Play SAN FRANCISCO — California’s dozens of scenic wine regions offer a wide variety of experiences and wines to enjoy. To help visitors explore them all, Wine Institute’s California Wines Road Trip series highlights different regions each month. For March, the series offers […]

Wine Institute Hosts Food Safety Modernization Act Workshops

Wine Institute Hosts Food Safety Modernization Act Workshops

How-to Guidance, Compliance Tools, Handling FDA Inspections WHAT: FSMA federal food safety laws and associated regulations cover U.S. wineries and are enforceable by FDA. To assist California wineries in meeting FSMA requirements, Wine Institute is hosting a series of one-day practical, hands-on training sessions in five regions across the state in March. The interactive sessions […]

By February 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
California Wine Exports Reach Record $1.62 Billion in 2016

California Wine Exports Reach Record $1.62 Billion in 2016

Global Trend Toward Premiumization Continues SAN FRANCISCO—U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.62 billion in winery revenues in 2016, a new record. Despite challenges from a strong dollar, winery revenues were up 1% from 2015. Volume was 412.7 million liters or 45.9 million cases. “California wine exports continue to reflect the trend toward premiumization […]

By February 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
California Wine Economic Impact Website Launched

California Wine Economic Impact Website Launched

Economic Impact Reports Available by State & California Legislative Districts San Francisco — Wine Institute and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) have partnered to launch a new interactive website offering economic impact statistics for California wine and winegrapes at: www.wine‑economy.com. The website is based on “The Economic Impact of California Wine and Grapes 2015,” […]

By February 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →