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10/18/17

The harvest continued along the Napa Valley floor Monday as wineries shuttered since the fires began try to re-open to the public. As the harvest continues, news reports featured vineyard workers working in smoky conditions.

10/18/17

52,894 acres - 68% contained ...

10/18/17

Soot and ash are still settling over Sonoma County's housing market, but real estate brokers and lenders contend the fiery destruction of a few thousand properties here will make it harder for both buyers and renters to find new homes

10/18/17

While there's no question that the recent wildfires in northern California's wine regions have filled the air with smoke, that does not mean the 2017 vintage is doomed. Or even particularly damaged. Far from it.

10/18/17

As firefighters worked to gain ground on wildfires ravaging several Northern California counties, farmers and ranchers began, as one put it, "to take inventory and figure out what we can do." In many cases, that meant assessing the impact on North Coast vineyards and trying to harvest the grapes left on the vines when the fires hit.

10/18/17

The informal survey of Farm Bureau members showed that more than half of responding farmers had experienced employee shortages during the past year. The figure was higher among farmers who need to hire employees on a seasonal basis-69 percent of those farmers reported experiencing shortages. The results are similar to those from a survey CFBF conducted in 2012.

10/18/17

According to the declaration sent on behalf of USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, there was enough evidence after reviewing damage assessment reports to designate 19 counties as a primary disaster area plus another 25 counties as contiguous disaster areas.

10/18/17

Our US editor reports from wine country, where rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.

10/18/17

A once-humble grape has graduated to winemaking royalty in Piedmont, Tom Hyland reports.

10/18/17

The Company will match employee contributions to the campaign up to $100,000.

10/18/17

"There are millions of dollars of fruit still hanging on the vine," said Hugh Reimers, chief administrative officer of Santa Rosa-based Foley Family Wines, which had picked almost all of its grapes before the blazes erupted.

10/18/17

"As recovery begins, we at Sovos again extend our deepest sympathies for those who have suffered. But we also want to offer support as best we can. We've compiled a quick guide on how those recovering can seek relief from regulatory agencies."

10/18/17

Wine grape harvest is probably 80 to 90 percent done in Washington but vineyards still picking are busy trying to beat forecasts of rain and colder temperatures. Washington's harvest appears relatively normal compared with Idaho seeing freeze...

10/18/17

As fire crews gain on wildfires burning for more than a week in Northern California's wine country, new fires broke out in other parts of the state, including northeast of Los Angeles

10/18/17

Austria has named its tenth DAC wine growing region - Schilcherland DAC in the far south of the country - known for its production of rosé using the red grape Blauer Wildbacher.

10/18/17

As wildfires continue to burn throughout northern California, the forecast of rain later this week has offered hope of relief to those that have seen their wineries and homes destroyed.

10/18/17

On Thursday, Oct. 12, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau accepted as perfected a petition to create a new AVA in Polk County, Oregon: Mount Pisgah. The petition, written and submitted by Brad Ford of Illahe Vineyards, would establish Mount Pisgah as a new sub-AVA of the Willamette Valley.

10/18/17

Want to help rebuild wine country? Download this list and patronize these businesses- this is a list of Sonoma business owners who have lost their homes but whose businesses remain ope

10/18/17

Funds from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may be available to help individuals rebuild, repair and replace housing and other personal property not covered by insurance. Individuals who were impacted by the fires should apply for FEMA assistance ...

10/18/17

Map of damage from the Sonoma County fires. Move the slider to compare before and after the fire

10/18/17

Orders were lifted for Oakmont south of Highway 12 east of Calistoga Road to Pythian Road. That includes Mountain Hawk, but not Skyhawk or Rincon Valley east of Calistoga Road. Northbound roads off Highway 12 remain closed.