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Viticulture briefs

Craig and Kathryn Walt Hall, owners of WALT and HALL wines, have purchased the Anderson Creek vineyard in the Anderson Valley AVA.

The Mendocino County property, which spans 175 acres, has 33 acres of pinot noir and 2 acres of chardonnay grapes. Grapes from the vineyard have gone into the WALT wine portfolio and to Littoria and Paul Hobbs. WALT expects to sell grapes to other producers in the future.

“We have made exceptional pinot noir from this property for the past four years and we believe that it is critical to have our own Anderson Valley vineyard,” Kathryn Walt Hall said in a statement.

The vineyard is located at 14401 Highway 128 on the outskirts of Boonville.

Zepponi & Company served as the exclusive financial advisor to the seller and negotiated the sale.

Amazon expands wine sales in New York, Michigan, Arizona and Louisiana

Just in time for the holiday season, Amazon.com announced that customers can now place orders on www.amazonwine.com for delivery in New York, Michigan, Arizona and Louisiana, expanding its delivery options to a total of 20 states and the District of Columbia.

More than 700 wine sellers offer over 5,000 labels on Amazon Wine, the company said in a statement.

“The holiday season is a busy time, and it's a huge time saver for millions of customers to have access to thousands of high-quality wines while they're shopping for that special gift on Amazon,” said Peter Faricy, vice president for Amazon Marketplace.

New this holiday season, Amazon Wine is featuring limited production wines, deals on mixed packs and the opportunity for customers to have holiday wine questions answered directly by wine sellers on Amazon.

Napa Valley Grapegrowers to hold Nov. 14 expo

The Napa Valley Grapegrowers Wine and Grape Expo will be held on Nov. 14.

Seminars conducted in Spanish will cover advances in technology and a tasting and discussion about what makes a vintage.

Seminars in English will include tastings of wines made from vineyards that are resistant to Pierce's disease, a discussion of aroma in wine and mastering balance and vineyard expression through lower alcohol wines.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Napa Expo Fairgrounds, 575 Third Street, Napa.

For more information visit www.napagrowers.org.

Compiled by Cathy Bussewitz. Submit items to cathy.bussewitz@pressdemocrat.com.

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