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Bill Swindell

Bill Swindell

Staff Reporter/Writer at The Press Democrat

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Bill Swindell

Aha Airlines Stops All Service, Including Santa Rosa, with Bankruptcy Filing - Aviation Pros

The airline and its parent company ExpressJet of College Park, Georgia, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday and ceased all operations.

French insurer buys notable Sonoma Coast vineyard - The Santa Rosa ...

The 39-acre vineyard was was originally planted by former tech and wine executive Lew Platt.

Russ Joy joins Napa's Rutherford Wine Co. as CEO - The Santa Rosa P...

He most recently held that position at Vintage Wine Estates, beginning with the Santa Rosa-based company in November.

Constellation Brands reports 1st quarter wine sales increase - The ...

The company that owns such local brands as Napa’s Robert Mondavi and Healdsburg’s Simi, said net sales increased 2% to $465 million.

Rick Tigner of Jackson Family Wines elected board chairman of wine ...

The Wine Institute is the leading wine industry trade group in California representing wineries and related businesses and is active in lobbying at the state and federal level.

Judd Wallenbrock joins Lake County winery after leaving C. Mondavi ...

Wallenbrock said in a LinkedIn post that he will be serving as the chief executive officer for Boatique Wines.

Vintners push for new recognized wine region in the Alexander Valle...

The wineries have filed a petition with the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to establish a new Pocket Peak region.

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Duckhorn makes another vineyard purchase in Central Coast region - ...

The St. Helena company bought a 289-acre ranch in the Paso Robles American Viticultural District.

Julia Jackson appointed to state board on food and agriculture - Th...

Jackson is a second-generation proprietor at Jackson Family Wines of Santa Rosa and the founder of a nonprofit.

New wine industry group forms in debate over worker safety in Sonom...

The Sonoma Wine Industry for Safe Employees has been established in response to debate by complaints by labor advocates.

Napa County approves new rules for micro-winery permits - The Santa...

The new rule will allow such small wineries to have their application heard by a zoning administrator rather than the planning commission, making it an easier path to get approved for small-scale projects.

New leadership promotion at Ram's Gate Winery in Sonoma - The Santa...

Joe Nielsen has been promoted to general manager and winemaker.

Boisset Collection purchases Rutherford winery to grow its Napa Val...

The Boisset family has bought the Elizabeth Spencer Winery.

Sonoma County brewery in major legal battle with wholesaler amid co...

A major battle in California’s more than $9 billion beer market is playing out with a Sonoma County brewery at center stage.

Healdsburg's Rodney Strong Wine Estates sets promotions - The Santa...

Justin Seidenfeld was named director of winemaking, the fourth head winemaker in the more than 60-year history of the winery.

Korbel's owner to be honored at Sonoma Wine Country Auction - The S...

Korbel's owner to be honored at Sonoma Wine Country Auction  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sutter Home expands sweet wine offerings with fruit infusions line ...

Sutter Home expands sweet wine offerings with fruit infusions line  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Rombauer Vineyards promotes longtime winemaker Richie Allen - The S...

Rombauer Vineyards promotes longtime winemaker Richie Allen  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

MacLeod family sell its Sonoma Valley vineyard - North Bay Business...

Winery owner John MacLeod declined to disclose the buyer, but said the winery business has local ties. Also: Mendocino County wine grape crop to be 30% less, and Clarksburg AVA expands in Solano County.

Shannon Ridge Wines buys rival Lake County winery - The Santa Rosa ...

Shannon Ridge Wines buys rival Lake County winery  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Bouchaine Vineyards in Napa buys nearby olive grove - The Santa Ros...

Bouchaine Vineyards in Napa buys nearby olive grove  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat