For more than 30 years, Napa County has legally defined “wineries” as producers of 2,000 cases a year or more. In April, the County Board created a new winery category, microwineries, hoping to carve out a spot for small cellars previously denied full winery rights. In other news, Jackson Family Wines, the Sonoma-based firm behind Kendall-Jackson, La Crema, Penner-Ash and others, has purchased 61 acres of vineyard land in Washington’s Walla Walla Valley. Plus, remembering wine legends Franco Allegrini and Jack Cakebread.
From the Jul 31, 2022, issue