Lodi Wineries Hoping To Cash In On Weddings May Face Tough Choice With Williamson ActThe San Joaquin County Farm Bureau says at least one winery is declining the tax break to be able to start hosting events, but there’s a catch: The Williamson Act is a 10-year contract, and getting out of it could take years and a lot more money.
Wine Lover's Guide To The Finger LakesA guide to the best wineries, restaurants and lodging in Finger Lakes, this year named one of the world's best wine travel destinations
Best Weekend Wine Tasting Excursions Within An Hour Of SacramentoSacramento is frequently thought of as the City of Trees, the Emerald City and/or the River City. However, there are plenty of best kept secret wineries within an hour drive or less of the city; and getting to them is half the fun - given the sceneries and attractions along the way.
How To Go On A Wine Tasting VacationMake 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.
After Record Year, California Wine Grape Crop Drops More Than 10 PercentNew 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.
Best Destinations For The Wine Lover's VacationWhile 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.
Wineries Worry About California Drought's Impact On Grape GrowersVineyards up and down the state haven’t had this little rain in decades. It worries boutique winery owners like Sue Rueger from Calaveras County.
Lodi Farmers Speak Out Against Businesses Masquerading As WineriesThe 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.
Great Art Inspiration SpotsGathering 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.
NorCal Wineries Caught Serving Minors In Tasting RoomsFour Sonoma County wineries were caught serving alcohol to minors in a decoy sting that focused on tasting rooms over the weekend.