Wineries

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How To Go On A Wine Tasting Vacation

Make plans to enjoy a quiet, relaxing wine tasting vacation. During this vacation you will be able to see amazing regions that are best known for their wine making skills and beautiful landscapes.

04/30/2015

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After Record Year, California Wine Grape Crop Drops More Than 10 Percent

New numbers out on Tuesday show it’s a statewide dropoff from a record 2013. Last year 4.16 million tons were crushed, a drop of 11 percent. Things were worse in the Lodi district where 674,000 tons of grapes were crushed—a 17 percent drop.

02/10/2015

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Best Destinations For The Wine Lover’s Vacation

While Napa Valley deserves to be mentioned on any short list of the country’s top wine destinations, there are several other destinations nationwide that are worthy of merit.

06/10/2014

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Wineries Worry About California Drought’s Impact On Grape Growers

Vineyards up and down the state haven’t had this little rain in decades. It worries boutique winery owners like Sue Rueger from Calaveras County.

01/30/2014

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Lodi Farmers Speak Out Against Businesses Masquerading As Wineries

The San Joaquin County Farm Bureau agrees, saying, many of those new businesses don’t produce a drop of wine, but are using the winery name to sell events, organizing loud concerts in normally quiet rural communities.

09/11/2013

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Great Art Inspiration Spots

Gathering inspiration from the bounty of vineyards, orchards and flowering fields in the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills is easy. However, painting, sketching or taking photos where inspiration strikes is not.

09/05/2011

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NorCal Wineries Caught Serving Minors In Tasting Rooms

Four Sonoma County wineries were caught serving alcohol to minors in a decoy sting that focused on tasting rooms over the weekend.

08/22/2011