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08/02/15

Shifting winds whipped the Rocky Fire in Lake County into an unruly blaze, more than doubling its size over 24 hours as it scorched some 54,000 acres near Clear Lake

08/02/15

Morgan Zaninovich, General Manager of Rutherford Wine Company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a premium 30 acre property in Napa Valley's Carneros appellation. The Carneros wine region is a unique AVA with its characteristics based on cool climate and on its geographic features - the Proximity to the San Francisco Bay, and the Coast Mountain Ranges - that affect the region's terroir and put a distinctive stamp on its grapes

08/02/15

Jack Roberts was educated at Eton College in England (alma mater of 19 Prime Ministers including the current Prime Minister David Cameron), grew up in France and now makes wine in Napa Valley. After working for one of the leading figures in the New California movement, Steve Matthiasson, he started Keep Wines with his wife Johanna Jenson Roberts in 2009. Jenson Roberts has worked with the influencial Abe Schoener of the Scholium Project and Chris Brockway of Broc Cellars

08/02/15

... by constantly evaluating new technologies to determine how they can improve and sustain our existing management practices, we are sure to make progress in the never-ending quest to reduce inputs, improve vineyard health, and grow the best grapes that we possibly can

08/02/15

The wildfire, 12% contained Monday morning, was threatening 6,301 structures in Colusa, Lake and Yolo counties as it continued to advance despite firefighting efforts

08/02/15

Authorities evacuated Six Sigma Winery of Lower Lake, Calif., after the blaze sparked July 29. Winemaker Matt Hughes told Wines & Vines that no one was at the winery when evacuation was ordered, but that some employees were back today

08/02/15

Thousands of firefighters in Lake County continued to battle the massive Rocky Fire on Monday morning after it grew to 60,000 acres overnight and was only 12 percent contained

07/31/15

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07/31/15

Larry Williams, professor and plant physiologist-AES at the University of California-Davis, says that grapes in the San Joaquin Valley are OK for now, because growers have been able to pump groundwater for irrigation. There has also been minimal impact on coastal winegrapes in Napa and Sonoma counties, thanks to reservoirs and groundwater.

07/31/15

as a result of his charity golf tournaments and concerts, Bruce Cohn has given millions of dollars to Sonoma County nonprofits, including the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, as well as to his favorite veterans' organizations

07/31/15

The fire was 5 percent contained as of Thursday night and had scorched 13,500 acres

07/31/15

Six weeks after the AVA status announcement, Los Angeles County commissioners forbid new vineyard plantings. This week, a new challenge arose: a proposed 10-month extension of the ban on new plantings in the north Santa Monica Mountains.

07/31/15

Owner and CEO Michael Dorf's optimistic plan never really connected with local residents. The restaurant received a tepid reception and "some of the nights" shows sold out, but the venue never achieved the response he'd hoped for

07/31/15

Firefighters battling a fast-moving wildfire that destroyed at least three homes in eastern Lake County struggled to gain an advantage over the fire Thursday afternoon in scorching, triple-digit temperatures as the blaze expanded to burn over about 13 square miles of rugged and remote pasture and timberland.

07/31/15

Cass Vineyard and Winery was named Winery of the Year for its exceptional selection of wines by the Central Coast Wine Competition. The Paso Robles winery was recognized at the California Mid-State Fair's annual Cattlemen and Farmers' Day.

07/31/15

Here's a look at the current domestic properties in the new group

07/31/15

You wouldn't know it from the environmentalist rhetoric, but in the agricultural business we try not to waste a drop

07/31/15

Trinchero CEO discusses company's growth and plans for future

07/31/15

The facility's look and feel are defined by a massive wall of wreathing steel, dramatic sloped roofs, and ample reinforced concrete. Sustainable features, however, are hidden in plain sight

07/31/15

Paso Pure run by Rabbit Ridge kids all grown up

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