Tim Skogstrom - 2016 Pioneer of the Year

Article with Tim Skogstrom – 2016 Pioneer of the Year

Dan Fredman sat down with our 2016 Pioneer of the Year. Click the link below to check out the great article. Article with Tim Skogstrom – 2016 Pioneer of the Year “The Malibu Coast Vintners & Grape Growers Alliance  is pleased to award its second annual Pioneer Award  to Tim Skogstrom, proprietor of the Cornell […]

Forbes Recognizes Malibu Coast AVA Wines

Forbes Magazine recently recognized the Malibu Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA) and the wines that are produced in the region. Author Tom Mullen writes the Malibu Coast AVA “is intriguingly reminiscent of the French wine region of Burgundy”. To read the full story click the link below. Forbes: The Precious and the Limited

Wish Vineyards Wins Gold!

Wish Vineyards has racked up an impressive win for their 2012 Merlot from the Malibu Coast AVA. Owners, Susan and Bill Hayes, received a Gold Medal and a 94 point rating in the US Bordeaux Varietals 2016 Competition from the Beverage Testing Institute. Wish Vineyards produces three Bordeaux varietals Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Meritage […]

Supervisor Kuehl Continues Her Attack on Vineyards On November 17th

The Supervisor for the 3rd District is attempting to carry on the legacy of her predecessor, Zev Yaroslavsky, and virtually eliminate all forms of agriculture from the Santa Monica Mountains. She has chosen to attack vineyards because she know it is the preferred crop of land owners in the Santa Monica Mountains. Earlier this year […]

Become a Member of the Malibu Coast Vintners & Grape Grape Growers Alliance!

Choose your membership level below 1 Year FRIEND (Single) Membership – $100 1 Year FRIEND (Couple) Membership – $200 Join the Malibu Coast Vintners & Grape Growers Alliance and learn more about locally grown, locally produced wines from the Malibu Coast AVA. Your 1 year membership includes an invitation to our quarterly meetings where we […]

2015 Malibu Coast Harvest is shaping up to be a Stellar Vintage due to drought

California continues to experience record setting drought conditions. Some people may think this would have a negative impact on the wine grape harvest. Au contraire! Vine thrive when stressed out – in fact many of California’s best vintages are grown in years of little rain. Check out this CBS This Morning Video

Los Angeles County Supervisors approve ordinance prohibiting Vineyard expansion

Late Friday Supervisor Sheila Kuehl added Item 53-B to the June 16th Los Angeles Board of Supervisors meeting as an interim urgency ordinance temporarily prohibiting the establishment or expansion of vineyards in the Santa Monica Mountains North Area Community Standards District. (Read the motion) The interim urgency ordinance was introduced with less than 72 hours […]

Malibu Coast Vineyard Wins Two International Awards

Gabrielle Harris and Sage Hill Vineyards received International recognition for two of their wines at the 2015 International Decanter Awards. Sage Hill is the first vineyard from the Malibu area to receive recognition from this international competition with more than 15,000 wines from around the world being entered. Read More at Malibu Surfside News

New Vineyard Pest found in Northern California

The brown marmorated stink bug (also known as BMSB or Halyomorpha halys), which already has become a threat to winemaking in the fast-emerging mid-Atlantic states, has established itself in parts of California and seems sure to pop up in Napa and Sonoma counties soon. Read more at: Stink Bug closes in on Wine Country