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
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 […]
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
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
The California Wine Institute recently launched an online 1hr course intended to provide a clear understanding about the dynamic sustainability movement in the California wine industry.