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09/01/14

Napa Valley's roughly 500 wineries still are compiling financial estimates for the quake's impact, spokeswoman Cate Conniff of the Napa Valley Vintners trade group said. The most commonly reported damage was the fallen stacks of wine barrels. The barrels each hold the equivalent of 25 cases of wine. At some wineries and wine-storage centers after the quake, spilled wine from broken barrels pooled over workers' feet and ran under doors to puddle on streets and sidewalks.

09/01/14

The wine is flowing, grapes are being picked and Napa Valley vineyards are open for business, but it could take most of this week before the real victims of last week's earthquake - small specialty wineries - finish tallying their damages.

09/01/14

The repercussions of the Napa earthquake may go beyond toppled barrel rooms and a disrupted tourist season. It may also affect the style and taste of the smaller winemakers' wines

09/01/14

An African dance troupe, with Djembe and Dunum drums beating, created a colorful backdrop for a record-breaking afternoon of bidding at Sunday's Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction. Spiraling bids climbed to $4 million, nearly tripling last year's take of $1.5 million

09/01/14

County estimates Napa wine industry faces $48 million economic cost

09/01/14

The annual auction has grown almost exponentially over the last three years, after the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance partnered with the Sonoma County Vintners for a combined fundraising campaign that fills an entire weekend with wine and food events, culminating in the Sunday auction

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

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