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Can California's top wine region survive the era of megafire?

October 26, 2020

"The one thing we know about California farmers and ranchers - and I view the wine sector as a real leader in this - is they are all trying to look around that curve and trying to get ahead of that curve," says Karen Ross, the secretary of the California department of food and agriculture, who also spent more than a decade serving as the president of the California Association of Winegrape Growers, and helped usher in a sustainable winegrowing program. Ross admits that the effects of the climate crisis have descended on the region sooner than anticipated.