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In the wake of rapidly rising coronavirus cases throughout the state, Lake County on Nov. 28 was rolled back from the red tier to the purple tier, the state's most restrictive category for controlling the spread of COVID-19. The change took effect the following day, Nov. 29, according to the county and the state.


"Although the region did receive smoke exposure due to the fires in neighboring counties, the exposure and taint of the harvest in the end was extremely limited and much less than anticipated."


A pioneering collaboration between MCHC Health Centers (Mendocino Community Health Clinic), Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies, and BoxPower, which develops modular microgrid energy projects, has led to a much needed backup power plan for MCHC.


New Lake County Winegrowers Logo Represents Region's Volcanic Soils, Mountainous Terrain, Sunlight


"The market was fat, and wineries went into 2020 skinny. They thought if the crop was a little lighter and they needed more, they could just go buy grapes, because we had a lot of fruit available."


As of January 1, 2023 all wines labeled with an AVA located in Mendocino County must also include "Mendocino County" on the label.


After the first fire event in August, there was a sense among some wineries that they could get a handle on potential smoke exposure risk and sufficient test results to have an idea of where taking a risk was appropriate, or not. There was talk about not harvesting in parts of Napa that were more affected by the Hennessy fire. Some of that may have been thrown to the wind with the Glass Fire making an assessment more difficult.


The fire was reported along the west side of the highway Monday around 12:15 p.m. and grew quickly along both sides, forcing the evacuation of about 3,700 people by Tuesday, Cal Fire spokeswoman Tricia Austin said.


The mandatory evacuation order for the Oak Fire has expanded - boundaries now include Shimmins Ridge as the northern boundary, east of Highway 101, approximately one mile, and south to Reynolds Highway. The fire has been spotting and conditions are challenging.


Under federal rules dictated by the U.S. Small Business Administration, organizations have 10 months to ask for forgiveness from banks.


Winesong! has long been a celebration of regional art, wine and culinary treasures as well as highlighting the phenomenal beauty of the Mendocino Coast. With the backdrop of the ocean and bluffs by the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, this event has been attended by dedicated supporters from both near and far for over 35 years.


This might be the only time Napa and Lake county businesses may celebrate being "in the red."


Not only were homes destroyed in this fire but also people's livelihoods, including what used to be La Borgata Winery and Distillery.


Shannon Ridge Family of Wines has acquired Steele Winery from winemaker Jed Steele in a deal that includes the brand, the 23-acre property and 2,500 tons of crush capacity. Lake County's largest wine company is teaming up with its second largest winery.


The Mendocino County wine industry mourns the loss of a true leader, an inspiration, a maverick, a colorful character, and a dear friend. Milla Handley blazed the trail for winemakers in Anderson Valley, and left behind a legacy of innovation and quality, friendship and fun. Gathered here are some wonderful "Memories of Milla" to celebrate... [read more]


Hoff will be responsible for making the Buck Shack, Ovis, Clay Shannon, Giannecchini, and High Valley Wines.


County home to 570 vineyards; median size is 14 acres


Mike Lucia owns an entire Northern California wine appellation. The owner of Rootdown Wine Cellars recently bought the 150-acre Cole Ranch Appellation for $2.7 million. The unique parcel of land, located near Ukiah, was listed by California Outdoor Properties for $3.3 million, the Sacramento Bee reported last year.


US editor W. Blake Gray remembers one of his most memorable tastings - and the woman behind it.


As he walked through his Fountaingrove estate, Paradise Ridge Winery owner Rene Byck was just happy to focus on the changing colors in the vineyard rows as he prepared for the start of the 2020 wine grape harvest later this month.

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