Articles Tagged With ‘California Wine Industry’




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California powers record year for U.S. wine exports

United States wine exports generated a record $1.62 billion in revenue for wineries in 2016. Ninety of the country’s wine exports came from California, according to the Wine Institute, a California wine industry advocacy group.... (Continue reading)

Environmental group sues SLO County over well-drilling permits

An environmental group filed a lawsuit against San Luis Obispo County on Friday contesting three well-drilling permits the county issued without requiring reviews stipulated by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The suit, filed by... (Continue reading)

Animal sanctuary sold to the Resnicks, deforested

By KAREN VELIE Trustees of a San Luis Obispo County animal sanctuary sold 1,100 acres of the reserve to Justin Vineyards and Winery, a company owned by Stewart and Lynda Resnick, CalCoastNews has learned. Specifics... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit further exposes Resnick’s plans to clear cut oak woodlands

A lawsuit filed in 2012 provides a peek into how Justin Vineyards, a company owned by Beverly Hills billionaires Stewart and Lynda Resnick, clear cuts oak woodlands while constructing massive reservoirs that drain underground water... (Continue reading)

Resnicks apologize, plan to donate land to SLO County

Statement from Lynda and Stewart Resnick As the owners of Justin Vineyards & Winery, we try to instill in our local team a neighborly spirit, environmental responsibility and entrepreneurial independence, but when we learned of... (Continue reading)

Resnicks’ deforestation ignites battle

By KAREN VELIE In the rolling hills that surround northern San Luis Obispo County communities, some farmers have planted grapes among the oaks. Locally, there has been an emphasis on stewardship of the land and... (Continue reading)

Justin Vineyards tree removal violates county code

Justin Vineyards and Winery violated San Luis Obispo County grading code when it removed hundreds of oak trees from a rural Paso Robles property, a county code enforcement officer said Monday. The code enforcement officer... (Continue reading)

SLO County orders Justin Vineyards to stop removing oak trees

In preparation for planting grapes, workers removed hundreds of oak trees from a rural Paso Robles property managed by Justin Vineyards. After receiving numerous complaints from neighbors, county officials issued a stop-work order. [Tribune] The... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara winemaker allegedly embezzled $1.2 million

A Solvang man is accused of embezzling $1.2 million from a Santa Barbara winery he used to manage. [KEYT] Christian Lucas Garvin, 41, worked as the manager and winemaker at Oreana Winery in Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Tablas Creek Vineyard wins top winery award

Tablas Creek Vineyard was awarded the top spot on Daily Meal’s list of 101 Best Wineries in America for 2015. Wineries were selected based on input from a panel of sommeliers, wine writers, chefs and restaurateurs... (Continue reading)



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