The Chalone Wine Group announced  a 1% increase in net income for the first quarter of 2002, compared to the first three months of 2001. The company reported a gross profit of US$6.048, with sales of 152,158 cases and a net income of $478,000; increases of 22%, 15%, and 1%, respectively, over the same period the prior year. These increase were despite a charge of $458,000 due to the sale of bulk wine for both inventory control and further quality enhancement. Diluted earnings per share were US$0.04.