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Nov 01, 2016, 09:05 ET Explore Monterey County on a California Wines Road Trip

California's dozens of scenic wine regions offer a wide variety of experiences and wines to enjoy. To help visitors explore them all, Wine...


Oct 19, 2016, 09:00 ET Wine Institute: 2016 California Wine Harvest Report

The 2016 California winegrape harvest was early, with a mostly normal yield of exceptional quality fruit throughout the state. A relatively even...


Oct 12, 2016, 12:56 ET Explore Paso Robles & San Luis Obispo on a California Wines Road Trip

California's beautiful wine regions offer a wide variety of wines and experiences to enjoy and are a key reason that many travelers choose the...


Sep 26, 2016, 13:02 ET Explore Santa Barbara County on a California Wines Road Trip

California's beautiful wine regions offer a wide variety of wines and experiences to enjoy and are a key...


Aug 18, 2016, 09:01 ET Cheers to California Wine Month this September

September is the time when California's winegrape harvest is in full swing. Visitors can experience the excitement of harvest during California...


Jun 28, 2016, 15:01 ET Explore Santa Cruz Mountains on a California Wines Road Trip

 California's many beautiful wine regions offer an extraordinary variety of wines and experiences to enjoy. To help visitors explore them all,...


Jun 17, 2016, 15:05 ET Margie Healy of F. Korbel and Bros. Elected Wine Institute 2016-2017 Board Chairman

 Margie Healy, vice president at F. Korbel and Bros. in Guerneville, Sonoma County, has been elected Wine Institute Board Chairman for the...


Jun 02, 2016, 09:01 ET California Wine Country and National Parks Centennial: The Perfect Summer Travel Pairing

 For California wine lovers, one of the most enjoyable experiences is the chance to sip while overlooking spectacular scenery—from...


May 23, 2016, 09:01 ET 40 Years After "Judgment of Paris" Tasting, Event at Vinexpo Hong Kong to Highlight Evolution of California Wines

 Misconceptions about California wines were shattered four decades ago in Paris when two of the state's wines - Stag's Leap Wine Cellars S.L.V....


May 19, 2016, 09:01 ET Explore Livermore on a California Wines Road Trip

 California's dozens of scenic wine regions offer an exceptional variety of experiences and wines to enjoy.  To help visitors explore them...


Mar 24, 2016, 09:01 ET Celebrate California Sustainable Winegrowing During Down to Earth Month in April

 Wine consumer's thoughts turn to "green" this spring during California's 5th Annual Down to Earth Month in April.  Celebrating...


Mar 15, 2016, 09:01 ET Explore the Sierra Foothills on a California Wines Road Trip

California's dozens of scenic wine regions offer an exceptional variety of experiences and wines to enjoy.  To help visitors explore them all,...


Feb 25, 2016, 06:01 ET California Wine Exports Set Record in 2015: Worldwide Demand Grows, Despite Strong Dollar

 U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.61 billion in winery revenues in 2015, an all-time record and a 7.6% increase from...


Feb 16, 2016, 09:05 ET Explore Lodi on a California Wines Road Trip

 California's many scenic wine regions offer an array of experiences and wines to enjoy.  To help visitors explore them all, Wine...


Jan 20, 2016, 09:02 ET Explore Lake County on a California Wines Road Trip

 California's dozens of scenic wine regions offer an exceptional variety of experiences and wines to enjoy. To help visitors explore them all,...


Dec 16, 2015, 10:24 ET Wine Institute Applauds Inclusion of COOL Repeal in Omnibus Funding Bill and Urges its Immediate Passage

 Wine Institute is pleased that Congress has included language which repeals country of origin labeling (COOL) for beef and pork in...


Dec 07, 2015, 11:32 ET Wine Institute Urges Congress to Stop Devastating COOL Retaliation by Including Repeal in Omnibus Bill

The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced today that the United States (U.S.) faces immediate economic damages totaling $1.01 billion in...


Dec 03, 2015, 09:05 ET Explore Napa Valley on a California Wines Road Trip

 With dozens of diverse wine regions, California wine country offers a dazzling variety of experiences to enjoy. To help visitors explore...


Nov 12, 2015, 09:05 ET Explore Sonoma County on a California Wines Road Trip

 As the leading wine and food destination in the U.S., California attracts culinary travelers from across the globe. With dozens of wine...


Oct 15, 2015, 09:05 ET 2015 California Winegrape Harvest Report: Early, Light and Exceptional Quality

The 2015 year delivered California vintners and growers across the state another stellar vintage.  Despite a lighter crop—compared to...


Oct 13, 2015, 09:07 ET Explore Mendocino County on a California Wines Road Trip

 California wine country offers a variety of experiences to enjoy, from wine regions in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to those...


Jan 22, 2015, 09:01 ET California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance Receives Governor's Top Environmental Award

 Governor Jerry Brown presented the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) with the 2015 Governor's Environmental and Economic...


Jan 08, 2015, 09:01 ET Great Winter Wine Escapes in California Wine Country

 Many wine lovers know that winter can be a surprisingly good time to visit California wine country.  Visitors can take advantage of...


Dec 02, 2014, 09:05 ET "Down to Earth" California Wine Country Recipes for the Holidays

Looking for new recipes to transform your traditional holiday fare this year? These delicious and sustainably-minded dishes...


Oct 30, 2014, 14:04 ET Ten Great Places to Hike, Bike and Sip in California Wine Country

Now that the harvest rush has subsided, active wine lovers can take advantage of the good weather and enjoy vineyard landscapes with a hike or bike...