Time & Direction Winery: Back to the Future in the Walla Walla Rhone Scene

Time & Direction Winery: Back to the Future in the Walla Walla Rhone Scene
In the heart of Walla Walla, amidst tranquil vineyards, stands Time and Direction Winery, a testament to the unique journey of its owner, Steve Wells. From aspiring to be a rock star in the bustling streets of New York City to becoming a certified sommelier, Steve’s path to the world of wine was anything but ordinary.  ...

U.S. wine journalist Dr. Elizabeth Smith remembers Slovakia

U.S. wine journalist Dr. Elizabeth Smith remembers Slovakia
U.S. wine journalist Dr. Elizabeth Smith remembers Slovakia An interview by Ing. Juraj Mikula and Dr. Elizabeth Smith In July 2023, wine journalist Dr. Elizabeth Smith visited Slovakia as a guest of Rastislav Demeš, owner of Tajna Winery. Across two and a half days, she visited three producers, the country's famed grape breeder, and participated in a Riesling Vlašský and Dunaj masterclass. The editor of the Slovak wine magazine časopis Vinotéka, Ing. Juraj Mikula, interviewed ...

Press Release: Information, Research and Discussions Highlight Wine and Winegrape Industry’s Largest Gathering

Press Release: Information, Research and Discussions Highlight Wine and Winegrape Industry’s Largest Gathering
SACRAMENTO, CA, JANUARY 25, 2024 From every corner of the world, wine and winegrape professionals convened at the 30th annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium this week in Sacramento ...

Miraflores Winery: A Thriving Vineyard in Pleasant Valley, El Dorado County

Miraflores Winery: A Thriving Vineyard in Pleasant Valley, El Dorado County
Dr. Victor Alvarez, a successful pathologist, found himself mesmerized by the scenic beauty of Pleasant Valley, in El Dorado County,  during a detour on a business trip to Reno. This serendipitous discovery led him to purchase a property that would eventually become the flourishing Miraflores Winery.  ...

CWA Call to Action: Comment on CalRecycle’s Draft Regulations on Beverage Recycling Changes

CWA Call to Action: Comment on CalRecycle's Draft Regulations on Beverage Recycling Changes
As part of the new changes to California's recycling program, CalRecycle held an informal public workshop on December 18th to solicit feedback from the industry for draft regulatory language to implement SB 1013, which, as of this year, includes wine and distilled spirits bottles. This is an opportunity to weigh in on important details, such as bottle labeling, including the use of QR codes, reporting frequency, and "pay on behalf of" agreements related to direct ...

Nicholson Vineyards Winery: Where Tradition Meets Passion in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Nicholson Vineyards Winery: Where Tradition Meets Passion in the Santa Cruz Mountains
With a deep passion for winemaking steeped in a legacy of eleven generations of farming, the Nicholson family has been producing wines since 1995 on their estate vineyards in California's Santa Cruz County. Renowned for their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, they also source grapes from around the state to create specialty wines that reflect the diverse terroir of California ...

Barboursville Vineyards: Virginia Wine, Italian Soul

Barboursville Vineyards: Virginia Wine, Italian Soul
In the 1970s, Italian winemaking pioneer Gianni Zonin harbored a dream to establish a winery in the United States. While renowned regions like Napa Valley and the Finger Lakes beckoned, Zonin's path led him to an unexpected destination: Virginia ...

Ponzi Vineyards: A Legacy of Exceptional Wines in the Willamette Valley

Ponzi Vineyards: A Legacy of Exceptional Wines in the Willamette Valley
Ponzi Vineyards is a living testament to the transformative power of time and passion. For generations, the Ponzi family has crafted wines that embody the unique spirit of the Willamette Valley. Their story is one of unwavering dedication to sustainable practices and a deep respect for the land, propelling them to the forefront of Oregon's winemaking scene ...

Southwest Mountains Vineyards: A Newcomer Nurturing Virginia’s Terroir, One Sip at a Time

Southwest Mountains Vineyards: A Newcomer Nurturing Virginia's Terroir, One Sip at a Time
Situated amidst the picturesque foothills of Virginia's Southwest Mountains, Southwest Mountains Vineyards is a destination for discerning wine lovers, where history blends with culture and nature ...

Vivac Winery: A High Elevation Refuge for Wine Lovers in the Heart of New Mexico

Vivac Winery: A High Elevation Refuge for Wine Lovers in the Heart of New Mexico
For two brothers and their wives, Vivac Winery was more than just a business venture. It was a dream come true. Jesse and Chris Padberg, along with their spouses MIchele and Liliana, turned their passion for winemaking into a world-class enterprise that produces some of the most acclaimed wines in New Mexico.  Inspired by the winemaking traditions of South America and Europe, Vivac Winery is located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  ...