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11/23/20

It was early evening on Aug. 18 when my husband and I received a mandatory evacuation order due to the LNU Lightning Complex Fire. The cars were packed with our most important belongings, the cat ...

11/23/20

Napa County is pushing back against a proposed hefty housing-creation mandate that county officials say is flawed for an agricultural county on the Bay Area's fringe. The Association of Bay Area ...

11/23/20

Cooler, rainy weather signaling winter presents another set of challenges for Sonoma County's array of restaurants, wineries and breweries that have relied heavily on outdoor dining to endure ...

11/23/20

But rather than skewer Newsom directly, the publication instead decided to poke fun at the restaurant of choice - while swiping at the Bay Area's food snobbery at the same time.

11/20/20

Luna and the Silverado Farming Company team oversee farming for more than 600 acres of revered vineyards across Napa's top appellations, including Pritchard Hill, Oakville, Rutherford, Diamond Mountain, Spring Mountain, and Howell Mountain. Luna, who is 38 years old, is recognized by Wine Enthusiast not only for his exceptional work in viticulture, but for his commitment to transitioning vineyards to herbicide-free environments.

11/20/20

Napa County could release a request-for-proposals as soon as next week for potential concessionaires to rebuild three Lake Berryessa resorts.

11/20/20

a global pandemic was the least of Venge's worries.

11/20/20

Despite battling record-breaking conditions, some Oregon wine professionals were grateful things hadn't been worse.

11/20/20

Argentine Torrontes Takes Best White

11/19/20

At the age of 15 years old, Joseph Wagner helped establish a Pinot Noir vineyard at Taylor Lane, previously an old apple orchard, while working with his family wine business. He is now releasing a bottling of the 2011 Belle Glos Taylor Lane Vineyard after it has been cellared in magnum.

11/19/20

Napa Valley Vintners, a nonprofit winery trade group with 550 members, announced on Tuesday it will switch gears for major fundraising, after earlier this year rescheduling the event to June 2021 with statewide shelter-in-place orders in effect. Organizers plan to take a year to come up with a replacement for the even that has resulted in donations of more than $200 million to health care, education and other local efforts. Reserve funds from the even will be used for more giving to local groups in 2021, the organizers said.

11/19/20

An independent watchdog agency that advocates for California utility customers is continuing to press state regulators to impose roughly $166 million in fines on PG&E over the utility's handling late last year of widespread planned power outages meant to reduce wildfire risks.

11/19/20

The private cellar of the late Joseph Phelps, spanning over 5,000 bottles of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhône, Champagne and Napa wines, is to be auctioned off by Hart Davis Hart this December. The collection will be offered at HDH's sale on 18-19 December. An active collector for decades, he even kept original receipts and note cards of purchases over the course of 50 years which the family were able to hand over to the auctioneer. Phelps had a career in the construction industry before he cam to wine, founding his eponymous estate outside St Helena in Napa Valley in 1973.

11/19/20

Aron Weinkauf is both vineyard manager and winemaker at the storied Spottswoode estate, whose team he joined in 2006 (as assistant winemaker). He is only the fifth head winemaker in Spottswoode's history.

11/19/20

Mary's Pizza Shack owner Cully Williamson said he plans to appeal the citation, saying he had invested heavily in public health safety at his eatery since the coronavirus emerged in the county and had repeatedly sought help from the city to find a way to operate in colder weather. But after a Rohnert Park compliance officer warned him that having three sides of the tent closed around tables was not allowed, the officer returned the next day and found the same thing, though the tops of two sides were folded down about 18 inches for air flow, Williamson said.

11/18/20

The totals ranged from a high mark in Cazadero, which recorded 1.15 inches as of 5:30 p.m., to more scant rainfall in Petaluma, which reported less than a quarter of an inch. Sebastapol came in at 0.7 and Santa Rosa at three-quarters of an inch.

11/18/20

Four people have been hired by Summit Engineering and an employee has been promoted, the Santa Rosa-based firm has announced.

11/18/20

In the wine industry since 2015, Sanner said she spent the five years before that in the medical field. The new company, Buzzed Events, incorporates the various areas of expertise gleaned in that time, she said.

11/18/20

To further that expanding mission, in early 2019 Wade Cellars brought in Matt Naumann as president, after Jayson Pahlmeyer's retirement, and most recently added George Walker, an emerging Black wine professional from Grand Rapids, Mich., to the team this summer. An industry veteran, Naumann says he's inspired by how hands-on and engaged Dwyane is with the winery.

11/17/20

Having worked for Professor Mark Matthews while at UC-Davis and Francisco Araujo at Atlas Vineyard Management, Whitlatch also brings a strong background in viticulture to Green & Red and will be applying that expertise to Green & Red's three mountainside vineyards.

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