Articles Tagged With ‘Wine’

California farmers removing grape vines

California farmers are ripping up grape vines and switching to higher yielding crops to cope with an ongoing drought, according to a report by San Rafael wine broker Ciatti Co. [Mercury News] The report estimates that California vintners will remove... (Continue reading)

Gather Wine Bar closes in Arroyo Grande

Gather Wine Bar, a popular location for wine sampling and music in the Village of Arroyo Grande, closed recently after the owners of the building chose not to extend the lease. [Tribune] Owner of the business Kari Ziegler said the... (Continue reading)

Creston group pitches two-year water ordinance

A committee of Creston residents and business owners is suggesting to local lawmakers that the urgency ordinance limiting new water use in the North County be extended for two more years. Members of the Creston Advisory Body (CAB) agreed that... (Continue reading)

Macaroni and Cheese Festival, event photos

American General Media Radio produced the grand foodie event of the year on the Central Coast, the Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese Festival at Le Vigne Winery in Paso Robles on Aug. 24. Find local events as at CalCoastNews’ Event Calendar. If... (Continue reading)

Wine issues shadow other counties, too

Santa Barbara County officials are looking at ways to control a burgeoning wine-making economy without fueling a war between agricultural and neighborhood interests — and it’s not about water. (Santa Maria Times) Rather, planners and winery representatives seek a way... (Continue reading)

New website promotes winery sales

Looking to buy a winery in Paso Robles, a recently launched website not only lists wineries for sale, but provides information on the financial viability and operational requirements of owing your own winery. Pacific Commercial Realty’s one stop resource includes... (Continue reading)

No surprise: agriculture important in SLO County

Agriculture provides an economic boost to San Luis Obispo County of $1.87 billion annually, according to a report presented to supervisors Tuesday. The two-year-old data is the most current to be developed, suggesting today’s totals may be even higher. Agricultural... (Continue reading)

Mecham views water basin with new eyes

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A North County supervisor said a new county-produced map showing Paso Robles’ incredibly shrinking groundwater basin was a revelation to him and has impacted the way he looks at the issues. “I didn’t expect to see what... (Continue reading)

Water bankers purchase Paso Robles’ Hardham Ranch

By DANIEL BLACKBURN One of the nation’s most controversial and wealthiest farm operators has quietly acquired a sprawling 742-acre parcel of prime ranch and agricultural property adjacent to the southeast edge of the Paso Robles city limits — causing some... (Continue reading)

California wineries courting gays

Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries are courting gay customers by coming out with labels in support of same sex marriage. [LA Weekly] The producers of Same Sex Meritage, a Sonoma grown red table wine that is sold in stores in... (Continue reading)