Rutherford area vintners take a hands-on approach to saving a vintage

Kathy Joseph’s command center is in Davis, but her winery and vineyard are in Santa Barbara County.

No white after Labor Day? Not when it comes to wine.

Winemakers chose the Paso Robles area to show the way for Rhone-Style wines.

To the Miraflores winemaker, the most original California wine is angelica.

Is barbera best on its own or when blended with another variety?

Just south of Paso Robles, the Edna Valley is home to California’s most obscure white wine.

They may be unfamiliar to American palates, but Greek vintages are the rising alpha in the wine constellation.

Pinot grigio, also known as pinot gris, is rare among wines in that it can draw upon the traditions and romance of two wine countries to sell itself – Italy and France.

India is a country with 1 billion people and very little wine. A Geyserville man and his partner aim to change that ration.

Winemakers with one grower in common explore the reach of the vineyard and their thoughts on ‘terroir.’

In creating 20 tasting rooms along and about the main drag through the old gold camp of Murphys, Calaveras County’s vintners have made wine exploration fun, convenient and relatively safe.

Surprisingly, tempranillo is now being turned out in more than one style and is more versatile than ever.

Once a decade, we draw up a list of the 10 most-reliable wineries.

Jon Bonné’s book, “The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste,” is easier to find than the wines he writes about.

Could new refinement — and respect — be on the horizon?

Padre Kino made wine for the Masses

Cabernet Sauvignon is king in Napa Valley, but also kingly elsewhere.

Robert Pudwill tries to grow grapes in the Baja desert.

The more defined the appellation, the higher the price, the more impressive the pinot.

Imagery Winery matches fine artwork with each vintage.

For some California vintners, Mexico, not China, is the future.

No winemaker wants to hear that he makes great vinegar, unless he’s Bradley Alderson.

Here are several suggestions to sip in garden or on deck through the real spring.

Pinot noirs from the Willamette Valley winery are at home in Sacramento.

For cabernet sauvignon, Alexander Valley shines, but wines from Washington’s from Horse Heaven Hills also stand out.

Farmer Ron Mansfield is at or near the top of short list of people responsible for El Dorado County’s standing as a fine-wine region.

In keeping with her Lodi winery’s name, Susan Tipton surrenders to the grape.

Robert Morse is finally leaping over the high bar he set for himself.

At 44 inductees, a place of honor for the wine industry is abruptly on hold.

Hope for a troubled site in the foothills

The Lodi vintners have a popular new attraction, the more affordable Lodi cabernet Freakshow.

Berkeley couple finds its winemaking niche in the foothills.

During my first visit to the Finger Lakes in west-central New York a decade ago, I shipped home to California several bottles of wine.

Wine enthusiasts never have had it better in the range of reading to inform them.

An inside joke leads to the name of one of the signature chardonnays to distinguish the Santa Cruz Mountains.

A UC Davis collection of zinfandel vines has grown to two and a half acres in Napa Valley.

The best a wine enthusiast can hope for in seeking guidance is to get it from someone inquisitive, open-minded, and eager to learn of wine.

This year’s most notable bubbles have a lot going for them.

Perfectly poised for the holidays

A food scientist’s benchmark cabernet sauvignon

The name is just the start with this celebrated sparkling wine.

Sixth-generation family member is committed to showing that Livermore valley isn’t a punch line.

Winery spreads its influence with a new focus in Amador County

Charbay Artisan Distillery & Winery's portfolio of wines and spirits is pretty extensive, running to nearly 40 products. What’s more, they already are making a big splash critically and commercially in the world of adult beverages.

Vintners flock to Ann Kraemer’s remote vineyard and then widely interpret the grapes.

Oregon vintners are intent to show the grape is at home there as it is in areas with which it is more closely affiliated.

A footnote to California’s wine history.

Brothers plant their cabernet dreams in Paso Robles soil.

Lake County might want to embrace and promote enthusiastically the grape clearly is most at home on its plains, slopes and ridges.

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