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07/28/14

Local grape growers and farmers are taking their fight over controversial rules governing frost protection to the state's highest court, escalating a legal battle over regulations meant to protect endangered fish in the Russian River and its tributaries.

07/28/14

The Lodi District Grape Growers Association will hold a local water seminar at 10 a.m. Aug. 7 at Oak Ridge Winery, located at 6100 E. Highway 12.

07/28/14

There is no going back after a clay-laced underground collapses, says a new report warning California of irreparable harm from excessive pumping

07/28/14

few state agencies know whether their conservation efforts are meeting the mark. They are not required to compare water consumption this year to last, and few have

07/28/14

Despite the Sand fire blazing through parts of Amador and El Dorado counties, most of the foothills wineries in the region remained open for business and unharmed by the flames

07/28/14

It's often said in farm country that whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting. But when the common foe is nature itself, the fight creates uncommon allies

07/28/14

An estimated $10 million in competitive grant funding, authorized by emergency drought legislation (Senate Bill 103), will be awarded to provide financial assistance to agricultural operations for implementation of water conservation ...

07/28/14

New regional rules could impact 141,400 acres of vineyard properties

07/25/14

Proponents of the massive twin tunnels scheme that's the heart of the "Bay Delta Conservation Plan" are lying and trying to suppress comments critical of the plan, says the environmental group Friends of the River.

07/24/14

Councilmembers approved the plan after City Attorney assured them decision wouldn't set a legal precedent for future projects

07/24/14

Loren came at the invitation of Festival del Sole. Napa Valley's Jan and Maria Manetti Shrem, friends of the festival since its inception nine years ago, commissioned American composer Daniel Brewbaker to write a musical tribute that received its world premiere last weekend during the actress's visit

07/24/14

The 2011 vintage marks the 11th release for Coro Mendocino, and includes wines from eight diverse Mendocino County vintners

07/24/14

Jared Lane, vice president of marketing, expects to finish the Princess and Flame Seedless by the end of July before moving on to Scarlet Royal

07/24/14

The zippy acidity and fresh finish make it a perfect summer wine

07/24/14

It was an interest in wine as a commodity that brought Thomas Lake Harris, the self-proclaimed "Father and Pivot and Primate and King" of the Brotherhood, to Santa Rosa in the late 19th century.

07/24/14

Former NASA engineer directs sustainable wine and food research program

07/24/14

Tour organizer: Emerging Cuban private sector wants better wine ... Since receiving its first humanitarian license in 2010, Californians Building Bridges has led more than 30 exchanges and brought more than 350 American travelers to Cuba for art, religion and musical exchanges

07/24/14

Farmers in California's Central Valley, the world's most productive agricultural region, are paying as much as 10 times more for water than they did before the state's record drought cut supply.

07/24/14

Smooth jazz superstar Dave Koz marched a small platoon of sax players onto the Robert Mondavi Summer Festival stage last Friday for the first of a pair of season-ending concerts

07/23/14

Last week John Roncoroni, a Napa-based UC Cooperative Extension weed science advisor, held a field demonstration about the efficacy of herbicides newly registered for vineyard application. He had laid out 25 treatment plots and rated the herbicides for weed control in vineyards.

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