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Apr 01, 2015, 06:00 ET
Fun winery events throughout California celebrate sustainable winegrowing in April to share how vintners and growers use earth-friendly practices such as sheep to mow weeds and cover crops between vineyard rows for soil fertility and beneficial insect habitat.

Raise a Glass to "Green" for California Wines Down to Earth Month

This April, get ready to raise your glass of red, white or rosé in a toast to all things "green" during the fourth-annual Down to Earth...

Feb 25, 2015, 09:00 ET

California Wines Fuel $1.49 Billion in U.S. Wine Exports in 2014

U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached $1.49 billion in winery revenues in 2014, the second highest dollar value for U.S. wine exports and...

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
Gnarly vines are a familiar winter scene as visitors explore wineries and eateries in California wine country.

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
Wine Institute's "Down to Earth" California sustainable winegrowing book includes a winter recipe for a Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder with Carrots and Herbs.

"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
Cyclists enjoy the Napa Valley Vine Trail, a 47-mile bike path through this wine region.

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...

Oct 27, 2014, 09:01 ET
2014 California Winegrape Harvest: Earliest and Third in a String of Great Vintages this Decade

2014 California Winegrape Harvest: Earliest and Third in a String of Great Vintages this Decade

California vintners and growers across the state are grateful for another excellent vintage, despite an ongoing drought and earthquake that rocked...

Sep 30, 2014, 12:30 ET

The Catena Institute of Wine is Officially Introduced at Wine Summit in Mendoza

The Catena family officially introduced the Catena Institute of Wine (CIW) to South American journalists at a wine summit on August 18, 2014 at...

Sep 16, 2014, 09:00 ET

California Wines Website Available in Seven Languages for 10 Markets

Wine Institute, the association of nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses, has translated and localized its consumer website...

Aug 19, 2014, 09:01 ET
Wine Institute California Wine Month. (PRNewsFoto/Wine Institute)

Cheers To The 10th Annual California Wine Month: September 2014

September is California Wine Month: an exciting time of year for wine lovers! With the grapes ready for harvest, the aroma of fermentation filling...

Aug 01, 2014, 09:01 ET
During the trade mission to Mexico, California wines and other California-grown agricultural products were showcased at a "Taste of California" reception, featuring a welcome toast with the governor. (Left to right): Four Seasons Chef Edgar Cano; Carolyn Wente, Wente Vineyards; First Lady Anne Gust Brown; Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.; Carolyn Beteta, Visit California; Secretary Karen Ross of California Department of Food and Agriculture; Michael E. Rossi, Senior Advisor for Jobs and Business; Robert P. Koch, Wine Institute President & CEO. (PRNewsFoto/Wine Institute)

Wine Institute Joins Governor Brown's Mexico Trade Mission

 Wine Institute President and CEO Robert P. "Bobby" Koch joined Governor Brown's trade mission to Mexico City this week to help spur sales of...

Jun 16, 2014, 09:05 ET

Carolyn Wente of Wente Family Estates Elected Wine Institute Board Chairman

Wine Institute, the public policy advocacy association representing nearly 1,000 California wineries, announced the election of Carolyn Wente as...

May 20, 2014, 09:02 ET

Winery Concerts in California this Summer: Pair Great Wines with Renowned Artists at Music Festivals & Series

As summer draws near, wine and music lovers are counting the days until they can pair their favorite pastimes – wine and music – at...

Apr 29, 2014, 09:01 ET
Watercress Trout Salad is one of the wine country recipes featured in Wine Institute's new Down to Earth book on California sustainable winegrowing. (PRNewsFoto/Wine Institute)

Four Great California Wine Country Recipes for Mother's Day

Treat Mom to a Mother's Day (May 11th) lunch of recipes inspired by California wine country's fresh, seasonal ingredients.  These...

Apr 24, 2014, 09:01 ET

California Wine Sales Grow 3% By Volume And 5% By Value In The U.S. In 2013

California wine shipments within the U.S. were 215 million cases in 2013, up 3% from the previous year, with an estimated retail value of $23.1...

Apr 02, 2014, 09:01 ET
Wine Institute Publishes Down To Earth Book On California Sustainable Winegrowing. (PRNewsFoto/Wine Institute)

Wine Institute Publishes Down To Earth Book On California Sustainable Winegrowing

Wine Institute has released a new book,Down to Earth: A Seasonal Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California,  a consumer-friendly...

Mar 25, 2014, 09:00 ET

California Wineries Celebrate "Down to Earth" Month in April

Whether you're a fan of red wine or white, California is betting you're going to love "green" too!  This April, wine lovers can check out...

Feb 26, 2014, 09:05 ET

California Wine Exports Reach All-Time High In 2013

U.S. wine exports, 90% from California, reached a record high $1.55 billion in winery revenues in 2013, up 16.4% compared to the previous year, an...

Feb 12, 2014, 09:10 ET

Raise a Glass to the Oscars: Celebrate Great California Wine Region Events and Movie Locations

As the Oscars draw near, wine and film lovers can pair their favorite passions in California wine country.  With Oscar parties and film...

Jan 13, 2014, 13:30 ET

Sommeliers Recommend Perfect Wine Pairings for California Restaurant Month

California Wine & Cuisine Inspires Chefs, Somms & Home Cooks in January & Beyond California's chefs and sommeliers have created an...