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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

05/28/15

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

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

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.

05/27/15

Austin, a Santa Rosa resident, is the president of the board of Wineseum, a California Wine Museum project that is aiming to bring much of the state's rich vinous and viticultural history alive in ways that will entice visitors not only for exciting first visits, but also for return visits by virtue of changing up its offerings and exhibits.

05/27/15

Within the next two years, three new hotels are set to open in Napa County, adding more than 350 rooms and generating significant tourism revenue.

05/27/15

BottleRock is coming to town. And whether you're going to the festival or not, it'll be hard to miss the tens of thousands of music fans streaming to and from the Napa Expo

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.

05/27/15

In 2014, the Napa Valley welcomed a total of 3.3 million visitors, which represents an increase of 11 percent from 2012 (with 2.94 million visitors), when the last Napa Valley visitor profile was conducted. In 2014, 86.4 percent of visitors were from the United States and 13.6 percent were international visitors, which represents a more than 88 percent increase in international visitors from 2012, or 211,000 additional visitors from outside the U.S.

05/27/15

Modesto Irrigation District investigating two suspected cases of water banditry

05/27/15

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.

05/27/15

"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.

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