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05/29/15

Guests will travel back in time, from Napa's earliest days as a mecca for pioneers like George Yount and Charles Hopper; entrepreneurs including Jacob Schram, Anton Nichelini, Bernard Ehlers and Donald Hess; and visionaries like Mario and Mary Trinchero

05/29/15

Bidding on nearly 200 Napa Valley wine lots to benefit community health and children's education

05/29/15

Winery owners getting creative with their irrigation methods to battle against the drought, rising costs for water.

05/29/15

Despite opposition from agriculture groups, the state Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday that would make data on water wells available to the public like is done in all other Western states

05/29/15

Most people would be shocked to hear a county assessor say, "My job is to keep you from paying more in property taxes than you should," but that's just what Napa County assessor and clerk John Tuteur did at the 20th annual Vineyard Economics Seminar at the Marriott

05/28/15

An advisory panel on Tuesday recommended Napa County refrain from adopting new regulations that would prohibit the net loss of vineyard acreage at wineries seeking permits to build or expand on their property.

05/28/15

Many of these techniques have been used in the dairy industry for years but the Mondavi Institute is one of the first places to incorporate them into winemaking

05/28/15

A vote to recommend establishing a 40-acre minimum parcel size for new Napa Valley wineries, with possible exceptions to be explored later, fell short of the two-thirds majority, 9-8

05/28/15

El Niños have been responsible for two of California's wettest and most destructive rainy seasons: the winters of 1982-83 and 1997-98. Now, experts say, a potentially powerful El Niño this winter could be the beginning of the end of the drought.

05/28/15

The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation celebrates its third year of graduates from its groundbreaking English literacy program. Fifty-two (52) farmworkers graduated from the four-month course designed specifically for Napa County farmworkers to assist them with their English literacy and communication skills in the workplace.

05/28/15

Event Guest List Included Influencers in Media, Restaurants, Retail and Distribution

05/27/15

"We're not forgetting about our core wholesale distribution-that's still a huge factor for us. But as we grow, we want to grow the direct-to-consumer business faster, which from a dollar sales standpoint, is much higher-priced."

05/27/15

Originally planted in 1863, the Glen Ellen facility was one of the first wineries in California. The 60-acre property has 41 acres of vineyards. Expected annual production is 35,000 cases

05/27/15

Explaining the state's byzantine water rights

05/27/15

If you've driven Highway 29 north of St. Helena, you may be wondering what is happening at the Freemark Abbey Winery and the old stone building that once housed the Silverado Brewing Co.

05/27/15

Rod Berglund, Board President of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers (RRVW), announces the annual Russian River Valley Passport Weekend (formerly called Passport to Pinot) - the renowned winegrowing AVA's two-day celebration, taking place June 27-28, 2015. The highly anticipated weekend of events explores the rugged beauty of this Sonoma County wine region and its hidden gems; including world-class wines, local food and unmatched hospitality.

05/27/15

The California State Water Resources Control Board have approved a proposal from riparian water right holders in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to voluntarily cut back water use in exchange for assurances they would not face further riparian curtailment during the June through September growing season.

05/27/15

With little relief from the ongoing Western drought on the horizon-or in the weather forecast-the wine industry continues to grow more interested in reducing and improving water use.

05/27/15

from UC Study ...

05/27/15

"The outstanding feature of the California drought is the way in which it's been allowed to become incredibly serious, with - from an Australian perspective - an absolutely pathetic and nominal sort of response," said Daniel Connell, an environmental policy expert at The Australian National University.

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