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The PlumpJack Group’s John Conover On CADE’s Expansion And Napa’s Future

The PlumpJack Group, the wine and hospitality company owned by California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, billionaire philanthropist Gordon Getty, and partner John Conover, has steadily expanded its winery and vineyard holdings in recent years amidst a wave of generational change across the Napa Valley wine business. The company, which now has 220 acres of vineyards in Napa, most recently expanded its CADE Estate on Howell Mountain with the 2016 purchase of an adjacent 82-acre vineyard and gravity-fed winery, which will help boost CADE’s production by about 50% beginning with the 2017 vintage. SND managing editor Daniel Marsteller recently interviewed Conover on the changes at CADE, sister properties PlumpJack Winery and Odette Estate, and the outlook for Napa overall. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 4, 2018

Wine Spectator: Google Street View Goes Inside California Wine Country

If you have ever used Google Maps to plot out a tasting trip through Napa or Sonoma, Street View’s 360-degree panoramas may have helped you identify a winery entrance on the Silverado Trail, determine if the hotel you were about to book really had stunning scenic views or pinpoint the exact location of a restaurant in Healdsburg. But Street View tantalizingly stopped at the winery gate. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 1, 2015