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02/21/17

The picturesque Pagani Ranch, with its white New England-style barn built in 1860 against a green hillside, is one of the most photographed in Sonoma Wine Country

02/21/17

In the aftermath of the 1963 Baldwin Hills Dam catastrophe, the state strengthened inspection regulations, helping establish California as a modern leader in dam safety. ... That reputation was called into question last week

02/21/17

Baldacci Family Vineyards has won Napa County Planning Commission praise both for a proposed expansion and for the way it worked with the county to correct rules violations.

02/21/17

Local businessman John Anthony Truchard purchased the historic home for $2.5 million on Feb. 10. The seller was Napa attorney Vincent Spohn and other partners

02/21/17

Five Oroville Dam workers were fired for posting spillway photographs to social media

02/21/17

A proposed winery that would join a new mansion on a Rutherford-area property raised concerns not over any expected flood of tourists, but over literal floodwaters.

02/21/17

New this year: Expanded online auction features some of Napa Valley's rarest wines for global bidding

02/21/17

"I consider myself extremely fortunate to be working on such an amazing piece of property that my family has been farming for over 45 years," said Brian Brakesman.

02/21/17

Steve Ledson, an ambitious developer and fifth-generation winemaker, has long proposed to build a new winery on family property off Highway 12 on Frey Road. He sees himself as both a protector of Sonoma Valley's culture and history and as a visionary influence on its future

02/21/17

Mike Scheffer has tried everything possible to adapt to the slow gentrification of Sonoma Valley. But no advertising or new merchandising worked as well as the metal menagerie he is now known for

02/21/17

Though most of the Valley had avoided further flooding by Sunday evening, the worst may be yet to come Monday and Tuesday, Bingaman said.

02/21/17

In the late '70s, Don and Sally gave up Vintage 1870 and the Chutney Kitchen and moved up Washington Street to open the original incarnation of The French Laundry

02/17/17

The 18th Annual Sonoma County Pruning Championship scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, February 17th has been postponed due to the current weather forecasts calling for heavy rainfall later today and Friday. A new date has been set for next Friday, February 24th from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at SRJC Shone Farm.

02/17/17

Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern California on Wednesday and tested the quick repairs made to damaged spillways that raised flood fears

02/17/17

A lawsuit by 17 Oregon counties is challenging the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou national monument.

02/17/17

The $1.62 billion in foreign trade revenue for 2016 bested the previous year's record of $1.49 billion by a slim margin through steadily strong sales in the top market, the European Union, and sharp growth increases in China and Britain.

02/17/17

Livermore Valley's vineyard scene continues to expand, offering visitors new wine country experiences. We've got two great destinations to add to your must-see list, one with a newly revamped tasting room and one winery making its debut.

02/17/17

Elliott and Lynn Dolin, founders of the Malibu-based Dolin Estate, are thrilled to announce the inaugural release of their first red blends from the region. The Blue Note, a blend comprised of Merlot (44%), Cabernet Sauvignon (36%) and Cabernet Franc (20%) will be available beginning in February, and Troubadour, a blend comprised of Cabernet Franc (42%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Syrah (14%) and Petite Verdot (9%) will be available later this year. Both wines will retail for $45.

02/16/17

Jim "Bear" Dyke, the proprietor of Mira Winery of Napa Valley, recently purchased 10.5 acres of vineyard land at 6170 Washington Street just south of the city of Yountville in the Yountville AVA of the Napa Valley. The property, which is fully entitled for the operation of a winery and tasting room, was purchased from Napa Valley developer James Keller

02/16/17

"This bill is long overdue," Wiener said. "Right now in California, we have a one-size-fits-all statewide mandate, regardless if you are a small-town suburb of San Francisco or in downtown L.A."

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