Simultaneously evicted and not. Is Rabbit Ridge the Schrödinger’s Cat of Wineries?

August 25, 2021

Rabbit Ridge Winery, aka Rabbit Ridge Wine Sales, aka Rabbit Ridge Vineyards as well as its owners seem to be simultaneously alive and dead according to whomever has opened the lid to the Schrödinger box. Sale delayed by current confusion. Significantly, the Schrödinger’s Cat-like confusion has delayed a sale of the property formerly used by the […]

Rabbit Ridge Winery Bankruptcy Trustee Hires Farm Operator for 2021 Harvest; Most Grapes Still Unsold

August 17, 2021

Less than a quarter of Rabbit Ridge Winery’s 253 tons of Paso Robles wine grapes have been committed to buyers according to a 70-page, Aug. 9 court filing by court-appointed bankruptcy trustee Richard A. Marshack who is charged with overseeing the winery’s Chapter 7 asset liquidations. Table of available grapes, yield estimates and price/ton Farm […]

Right-wine extremist from L.A. who turned a Lodi vineyard into a shooting range cops a plea with Feds

August 14, 2021

Right-wing extremist Benjamin Jong Ren Hung who, according to FBI court documents, turned his family’s Lodi-area vineyard into a militia-style, illegal firearms training camp — complete with human target mannequins — has signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors. (Full 37-page plea deal document available for premium Wine Executive News subscribers. [download id=”120841″]) As previously […]

Constellation Wins $2.3 Million For Legal Fees In To Kalon battle with Vineyard House

July 30, 2021

The long-running dispute between Constellation Brands (Robert Mondavi Winery) and The Vineyard House over To Kalon vineyard designation rights is finally over with the judge awarding Constellation $2.3 million of the $4 million it had requested. U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of California Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers wrote in her July 28 […]

Ridenhour and Bryant litigation court documents

October 8, 2019

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eSkye Solutions moves up to #4 in wine-tech funding. Overall rankings adjusted by new data.

August 15, 2018

Ninth in a series. eSkye Solutions — acquired by iControl (iControl Data Solutions) in 2017 — has moved into the #4 position as a result of new information received by Wine Executive News. eSkye offers an Electronic Exchange Solution (EES) for Beer, Wine and Spirits distributors and retailers to synchronize product data, pricing and promotional […]

Railroads can be bad neighbors for vineyards say 5 pesticide incidents in Sonoma & Contra Costa Counties

March 13, 2018

Pesticide over-spray errors from railway right-of-way weed treatment pose a very real danger to vineyards, orchards and other crops according to five recent North Bay damage reports. The reports come from the Agricultural Commissioner and Superior Court in Contra Costa County, the Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Those […]

Triumph Wine Group Crowdfunded Financial Offering Marred by Serious Errors, Inadequate Disclosure, Misleading Language, Flawed Business Plan

January 15, 2018

NOTE: Lewis Perdue has decades of experience with public offerings as a journalist (The Street.Com, MarketWatch, Dow-Jones, Wall Street Journal.com) and from personal experience as the CEO of a financial payments start-up (PocketPass) which was acquired by a public company after implementing the first operational mobile payments company. Lew founded, operated and later sold Wines […]