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08/29/14

Carneros was the epicenter of the South Napa quake, but is back to business as usual

08/29/14

With the current shift from traditional distribution channels to direct sales to consumers, most new wineries that open in Napa Valley seek to appeal to visitors. Few, however, go so far as new B Cellars.

08/29/14

Hess Collection Winery on Redwood Road in Napa reports that its tasting room is open after the shake-up from Sunday's earthquake.

08/29/14

At this writing, although some buildings have been affected by the Aug. 24 shaking, it seems that the 2014 harvest has sustained little interruption. Spirits seem to be high as evidenced by a couple of quotes (chosen from many):

08/29/14

While the rest of Napa was cleaning up after Sunday's earthquake, dumping piles of broken dishes and glasses into garbage cans, the employees of Napa Recycling and Waste Services (NRWS) were mobilizing to receive the end product of the disaster.

08/29/14

The Dry Creek Valley Association (DCVA) and Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley (WDCV) hosted their 2014 Scholarship Fund Picnic at Preston Farm and Winery to raise money for local students.

08/29/14

Lodi's wine industry has offered help to Napa wineries damaged in Sunday's earthquake. That disaster help could also be a business opportunity for Lodi.

08/29/14

Sonoma County planning commissioners Thursday night signed off on a new ordinance spelling out a wide set of regulations that limit agriculture and development along 3,200 miles of streams and rivers.

08/29/14

Events take place throughout Sonoma County, America's leading wine and food region, where the winemakers, chefs, and food producers ply their respective crafts, resulting in an intimate and direct connection with guests offered at no other wine event

08/29/14

Here's a sneak preview of some lots expected to be hotly contested under the white tent at Kenwood's Chateau St. Jean Sunday during the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction

08/29/14

NASA scientists are planning to conduct an airborne survey of earthquake fault displacements in the Napa Valley area of Northern California, using a sophisticated radar system developed by NASA's Jet propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.

08/29/14

Constellation Brands announced today that it will make a $100,000 donation to the Napa Valley Vintners' (NVV) Community Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate support to the local community.

08/28/14

"The initial report in the hours after the quake was that we might have lost up to half of our 2013 vintage in barrels. As we sift through things, it's clear that estimate was not accurate, fortunately. It looks more like 10 or 15 percent. We are still assessing the extent of the damage."

08/28/14

The NVV is establishing the Fund with a lead pledge of $10 million and encourages other organizations and individuals to contribute. The NVV will partner with the Napa Valley Community Foundation to administer the disaster relief fund. The NVV and NVCF will closely coordinate efforts with other non-profit organizations and government entities to fulfill requests for support from Napa County residents and business owners

08/28/14

While the full extent of damages to Napa County's wine and related businesses from Sunday's earthquake won't be known for days or weeks, county emergency-response officials have reached out to 164 local wineries and have heard from about half so far that their estimated damages top $38 million.

08/28/14

Napa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Marc Luce will give an update at Thursday's Impact Napa - Wine conference on earthquake-recovery efforts.

08/28/14

Anyone who has visited the Napa Valley knows that this is a special place. Having lived here for three and a half years, I have come to learn first-hand what makes this place truly special: This valley is not about wine; it is about hospitality. It is about sharing the bounty of what we have - wine, food, our homes - with our friends, neighbors and people who come to visit.

08/28/14

John and Janet Trefethen are committed to refurbishing the building if it can be repaired, pending an analysis from structural engineers

08/28/14

But CEO Joe Antonini tells us ... they didn't sit around and feel sorry for themselves -- they cleaned up the winery and yesterday they reopened their doors -- "We're good to go!"

08/28/14

As of Tuesday, the city of Napa has identified at least 49 buildings that are too damaged to allow people inside. They've been "red-tagged."

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