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The Malibu Coast AVA Sues Los Angeles County for Attack on Property Rights

The Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the great state of California offer protections to their citizens from Government overreach.   When a hand full of politicians are behaving badly, then conspire to break the law, we must hold then accountable.   After the Santa Monica Mountains North Area Plan Update public […]

April is Earth Month

April is when we celebrate Earth month and Earth Day each year on April 22nd. Earth Month is when we renew our commitment to sustainable farming. It is our responsibility to protect the earth by using best practices in our vineyards. Utilizing simple techniques like composting, drip irrigation and natural controls for vineyard pests we […]

Montage Vineyards strikes Gold!

Montage Vineyards recently received an esteemed Gold Medal Award for it’s Malibu Coast 2019 Rosé of Grenache at the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is one of the largest wine competitions in the world with over 5,700 wines competing from more than 1,000 wineries. “We are honored to […]

L A County Supervisor Janice Hahan directs aid to Wineries

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a new $10 million grant program requested by Supervisor Janice Hahn to help breweries and other small businesses that have remained closed or restricted by LA County health officer orders despite being allowed to open under the State’s health order. “I have heard from so many local […]

Malibu Coast Grape Growers Conserve Water with New Web App

A new web based application recently released is helping Malibu Coast Grape Growers conserve water. The iPhone app measures plant water stress. Tule Technologies novel evapotranspiration sensor technology provides growers with field- scale measurements of plant water use and plant water stress. Take a picture with your phone and get the leaf water potential immediately. Say goodbye to […]

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 […]