The Woolsey Fire on the Malibu Coast AVA

We are devastated as more reports arrive about the effect of the Woolsey Fire on the Malibu Coast AVA. Many acres of vineyards burned, residences were destroyed, and lives were affected over the course of the fire, but most importantly, our alliance members and their families escaped to safety. We are hoping to assemble a […]

George Rosenthal – 2017 Pioneer of the Year

Article with George Rosenthal – 2017 Pioneer of the Year Dan Fredman sat down with our 2017 Pioneer of the Year. Click here to check out the great article. “The Malibu Coast Vintners & Grape Growers Alliance is proud to name George Rosenthal as the recipient of its annual Pioneer Award. His vineyards at Rosenthal: […]

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 […]

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