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09/22/14

If the high court accepts the case and upholds that ruling, the result could be new controls on groundwater pumping - in addition to those contained in legislation just signed

09/22/14

With high quality reported, drought and animal pests reduce size of 2014 wine harvest

09/22/14

Two years ago the industrial area off Ramada Drive across Highway 101 from Target was a quiet one, according to Barrelhouse Brewing Company owner Chris Vaughn. Now, nearly two years after the brewing company moved in, there are several wineries - soon to be a total of nine - the brewery, one distillery and an artisan guitar maker creating a community of businesses officially called Marquita Crossing. The business owners, however, have dubbed this area "Tin City."

09/22/14

Unemployment rates dropped throughout the North Bay in August, and the slowing of year-over-year job growth in the past few months mostly continued, according to preliminary state figures released today.

09/22/14

Next year's Barrel Tasting for Auction Napa Valley in early June will be in the valley's newest favorite meeting place, the impressive Hall Winery in St. Helena.

09/22/14

Volunteers serve in National Parks around the country without ever being paid for their labor.

09/22/14

The new protocol could prevent as much as 5,000 acre feet of water - one-sixth of Lake Mendocino's current supply - from slipping down the Russian River before the end of November

09/22/14

Valley could have 1.8Msf of new warehouses

09/22/14

California voters will be faced with a $7.5 billion question this fall about whether to publicly finance a water bond meant to help the state better manage its most precious and increasingly limited resource

09/22/14

... geologists now say that the South Napa quake created more surface fractures than any known quake of its size in California.

09/19/14

Barra and Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman came up with the idea when she was desperate to get people to pick the 175-acre vineyard she and her husband own in Redwood Valley, about 40 miles north of Sonoma County.

09/19/14

Harvest is under way at J. Lohr's vineyards in Arroyo Seco, Paso Robles and the Napa Valley. But this year holds special significance: The winery is celebrating its 40th anniversary

09/19/14

Unknown a decade ago, Sta. Rita Hills is now one of the most-respected regions in California for Pinot Noir. No wonder one vineyard owner outside its borders - and one actually on the border - want the AVA expanded to include them

09/19/14

Next year's Barrel Tasting for Auction Napa Valley in early June will be in the valley's newest favorite meeting place, the impressive Hall Winery in St. Helena

09/19/14

Jameson Rescue Ranch's official kick-off event, Wineapalooza (dinner, wine tasting and live auction extravaganza) will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Gamble Family Vineyards. Attendees of Wineapalooza will have the opportunity to sample more than 40 Napa Valley wines including rarely poured brands such as Tusk, Realm and Herb Lamb.

09/19/14

After two decades as winemaker for Groth Vineyards and Winery, Michael Weis cleared out his office in July and moved down the hall to a desk next to the new kid on the block

09/18/14

Court battles expected over scope of public rights vs. private rights

09/18/14

Farming groups said the legislation Brown signed Tuesday was rushed and punishes well-managed agencies while infringing on property rights

09/18/14

As California suffers through a severe drought that has exacerbated groundwater overdraft in several parts of the state, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law three bills intended to regulate the use of groundwater.

09/18/14

When Margrit Mondavi came to Napa Valley five decades ago from South Dakota, she saw an economy that was still reeling from Prohibition and World War II. There were about 20 makeshift saloons along the dirt streets of a Yountville - sans French Laundry. The valley did have wine, though it did lack the sophisticated culture Robert Mondavi and she pioneered in the succeeding years.

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