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Location, location is key to drought outlook for region’s vintners

By   /  Friday, April 18th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Small Business, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Location, location is key to drought outlook for region’s vintners

California’s production of wine grapes is likely to decline this year after record yields in 2012 and 2013, but it’s uncertain whether the booming Central Coast will join in the slide.

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Artisan food vendors flock to Santa Barbara Public Market

By   /  Friday, April 11th, 2014  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Artisan food vendors flock to Santa Barbara Public Market

Vendors will offer sustainably and humanely-raised meat and poultry; vegetable and fruit juices pressed on site; fresh seafood; cheeses and salumi; cupcakes and cakes; olive oils and vinegars; and a wine and beer tasting bar.

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Turn of fate on 9/11 spurred dramatic career shift to winemaking

By   /  Friday, March 21st, 2014  /  Central Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Turn of fate on 9/11 spurred dramatic career shift to winemaking

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Peter Work and wife Rebecca watched from the Newark, N.J., Airport as the twin towers of the World Trade Center went crashing down in a cloud of dust and debris.

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Eberle Winery to retain founder as ambassador, hold production steady

By   /  Thursday, March 20th, 2014  /  Top Stories, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Eberle Winery to retain founder as ambassador, hold production steady

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This story, originally published on March 20, was updated on March 31 with additional reporting.] When Paso Robles viticulture pioneer Gary Eberle was unexpectedly ousted as general manager at Eberle Winery in January, it sounded like the new majority partners had some radical changes in mind to boost profits. Eberle told several media Read More →

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Sanford, free of debt, looks to future at Alma Rosa Winery

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  Central Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Sanford, free of debt, looks to future at Alma Rosa Winery

Richard Sanford, free of a crushing debt burden, says he is excited about the future of Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards and his role there, even though he has lost ownership.

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Dry weather plagues Ventura County strawberries

By   /  Sunday, January 26th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Dry weather plagues Ventura County strawberries

Oxnard strawberry growers lost an average $10,000 to $15,000 per acre worth of crop last year because the berries died off prematurely in dry weather, and farmers could be in for a repeat of that scenario this year.

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Dry farming in Paso Robles: vintners’ tough love for the vines

By   /  Friday, January 17th, 2014  /  Columns, Top Stories, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Dry farming in Paso Robles: vintners’ tough love for the vines

With so much attention focused lately on water issues in Paso Robles, I was curious about the vintners who direct a kind of tough love to their vines known as dry farming.

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