Latest Chalone Vineyard Stories

2010-01-26 07:37:00

NAPA, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E) recently achieved a certification from the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) for the adoption and promised improvement of sustainable winemaking practices at its Sterling Vineyards winery and Napa Valley Vineyards. The Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CCSW-Certified) program aims to enhance transparency, encourage statewide participation and advance the entire...

2009-12-14 09:14:00

NAPA, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Four Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E) facilities were recently named winners of California's Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) in recognition of their green initiatives. Beaulieu Vineyard has been the recipient of the prestigious WRAP award 17 times, and this year Sterling Vineyards and the DC&E Wines Carneros Bottling and Distribution Center were recognized a second time for accomplishments in reducing their...

2009-08-28 08:00:00

NAPA, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaulieu Vineyard, a leading Napa Valley vintner with over 100 years of excellence in winemaking, will once again be the featured wine of the 61st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Governors Ball to be held on September 20, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles immediately following the Primetime Emmy telecast. This is the sixth consecutive year BV wine has been featured at the Emmy celebrations and the fourth year Beaulieu Vineyard has been...

2008-12-09 07:00:00

Landmark Napa Valley Winery Converts Aerial Tram to Solar Power CALISTOGA, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling Vineyards(R), a landmark Napa Valley winery, is proud to announce its famed aerial tram is converting to solar energy. Each year the celebrated tram carries more than 200,000 visitors to the Sterling Vineyards winery perched 300 feet above the town of Calistoga. "Sterling has long had a commitment to sustainable farming practices and a concern for preserving our unique Napa...

2008-08-13 09:00:33

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Chalone Vineyard, a recognized pioneer and the oldest bonded winery in Monterey County, is aiding wildlife preservation efforts through the release of a limited edition 2006 Chalone Vineyard Estate Syrah Blend. The wine, which was created with a commemorative Condor label, is a joint partnership with the Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) benefiting the California Condor. The Pinnacles is one of the VWS release sites for the California Condor. Chalone...

2008-07-17 09:00:37

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Land Trust of Napa County is thrilled to announce that Napa Valley winery Sterling Vineyards has donated $30,000 to The Land Trust, through the sale of the premium 2004 Napa Valley Wildlake Ranch Merlot. In addition, Sterling Vineyards has announced the release of the 2005 vintage of Wildlake Ranch Merlot benefiting The Land Trust's preservation of the spectacular Duff & Wildlake Ranch properties in the eastern viewshed of the Napa Valley....

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'