Agricultural Commissioner Greg Clark warned farmers to be on the outlook for the Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer, especially as they transport equipment and grapes into the county. The moth was found in a pheromone-baited trap, which can attract moths in a one-and-a-half mile radius.
Napa Valley viticulture stalwart Jim Barbour will be honored as Napa County Farm Bureau's Outstanding Agriculturalist of the Year at the 102nd annual Dinner Meeting of the Napa Farm Bureau on July 25 at Beaulieu Vineyard's Rutherford House.
While May provided temperatures closer to normal, June brought record breaking heat to many locations and conditions do not appear to be letting up anytime soon (see forecast information). Temperatures over the western US were largely above normal, especially from Northern California, throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho and into the Great Basin and northern Rockies.
Naumes Crush and Fermentation (www.naumescf.com) is Southern Oregon's newest and most modern wine processing facility. The 23,000-s.f. facility, designed to be easily expanded, is set to open August 1.
According to a news release from the French Broad Vignerons, 14 commercial wineries in the region have joined the effort to increase the public perception of regional wines, to make regional wines more available to the public, and to increase wine, cider and cheese tourism.
It's ironic that nowadays the best thing about Sin City, other than its topless pools (obviously), are its restaurants, but no city in America has so many great chefs working in so small a place, or so many great restaurants
The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) selected Volker Eisele, best known for his commitment to agricultural land preservation and conservation in Napa County, as the 2015 CAWG Leader of the Year. CAWG presents the annual award to the grower whose "record of exceptional leadership has benefitted California's wine industry."
Are you nurturing a secret dream of becoming a vigneron in France, just like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? They bought the Chateau Miraval for a reported $60 million in 2013. You can get away with less than that but don't count on it coming cheap
The four-year-old operation - which now produces 10 (yeah, TEN) different wines using grapes from both the Northern Hemisphere (California and Italy) and the Southern (Chile, Argentina, South Africa) - takes up literally every corner of the place. So why the hell does he do it?