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California Wine Grape Harvest Falls 8%, As Washington Reaches New Record

California’s wine grape harvest was down 8% to 3.91 million tons in 2014, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 11, 2015

Cameron Hughes Spreads Wings At Retail, Eyes Half-Million-Case Mark

California-based negoçiant Cameron Hughes, long a strong player in the big-box channel, is significantly expanding its grocery and independent retail business through its recent alignment with V2 Wine Group, marking a period of pronounced expansion for the company. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 5, 2014

Interview, Part 2: Bill Foley, Founder, Foley Family Wines

Already at the helm of one of the U.S. wine market’s fastest-growing companies, Bill Foley of Foley Family Wines (FFW) has moved into distribution. Foley acquired a majority stake in California’s Epic Wines in 2013, and is now aiming to aggressively build that business as he has done in recent years with FFW. In Part 2 of his interview with Shanken News Daily, Foley talks about his plans for Epic, FFW’s burgeoning New Zealand business and the company’s ambitious cross-marketing play. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 20, 2014

Michael Mondavi Family’s Winery Of Napa Valley To Sell Carneros Interests To Kieu Hoang Winery

Michael Mondavi Family’s Winery of Napa Valley has agreed to sell its 100,000-case Carneros winery facility, tasting room and adjacent 13-acre vineyard to Kieu Hoang Winery Napa Valley for an undisclosed sum, Shanken News Daily has learned. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 5, 2014

Interview: Bob Torkelson, President And COO, Trinchero Family Estates

St. Helena-based Trinchero Family Estates, marketer of big-volume wine brands like Ménage à Trois (up 3% to 2.2 million cases last year) and Sutter Home (down 5% to 10.2 million cases), continues to rank as one of California wine’s most influential players. In recent years Trinchero has augmented its range with a host of accessibly-priced premium wines, such as Joel Gott, which rose 18% to 385,000 cases in 2013, earning an Impact “Hot Brand” award. SND associate editor Christina Jelski recently met with Trinchero president and COO Bob Torkelson to get an update on progress across the portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 12, 2014

Guarachi Family Wines Acquires Napa’s Meadowrock Vineyard

Guarachi Family Wines, which was launched in 2007 by TGIC Importers founder and CEO Alex Guarachi, said it has purchased Meadowrock, a 62-acre vineyard in the Atlas Peak appellation in Napa Valley. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 2, 2014

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