Napa Valley

J-Pop Summit Festival (credit:  Steve Jennings/Getty Images)

15 Things To Do In The Bay Area

From the annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival to the J-Pop Summit, both in San Francisco, these are just some of the things to do this week in the Bay Area!

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A firefighter climbs his truck as smoke from the Wragg fire billows in the background near Winters, California on July 23, 2015. The fire has grown to over 6,000 acres and is 15 percent contained. AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSON        (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Wragg Fire Contained After Jumping Line; Mandatory Evacuations Still In Place

The Wragg Fire in Wildhorse Canyon near Napa Valley has now charred more than 11 square miles after it jumped a containment line in rugged, steeped terrain that was baking in triple digit temperatures.

07/29/2015

Wragg fire (CBS SF)

Wragg Fire Near Napa Valley Slows; Some Evacuations Lifted

A wildfire burning near Napa Valley wine country had calmed enough that many were allowed to return to previously threatened homes, officials said.

07/24/2015

Wine (credit: JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Family-Owned Napa, Sonoma County Wineries Getting Bought Up Like Tech Startups

B.R. Cohen was the latest family-owned winery to sell to corporate hands. Arrowood also sold recently.

07/23/2015

Wine grapes. (CBS)

Grape Harvest Starts Early In Napa Valley Wine Country

Every year, the people who make Mumm Napa sparkling wines celebrate the first day of the harvest crush with a dignified ceremony. While the cork-popping may be traditional, the timing of Wednesday’s party is anything but.

07/22/2015

Dogs being trained to sniff out truffles in Napa County. (CBS)

Dogs Trained To Sniff Out Truffles In Napa Valley

You’ve seen dogs trained for search and rescue and others for for sniffing out narcotics. Now some Bay Area dogs are learning to dig up what chefs call the “black diamond,” better known as truffles.

07/20/2015

Napa Valley Vineyard

California’s Historic Drought Sprouts Success For Napa Vineyards

In Napa Valley, home to some of California’s prized vineyards, the vines are looking healthy, despite the state’s historic drought, reports CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy.

07/04/2015

Truffle dog. (Getty Images)

Truffle Dogs Sniff Out Pricey, Pungent Fungus In Napa Valley

The growing appetite for truffles is feeding demand for dogs trained to sniff out the pungent fungus prized by chefs and foodies.

06/29/2015

Pinot Noir grapes (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

California’s Drought Delivering Tastier Wine In Napa Valley

Turns out there is one up side to California’s crippling drought.

06/18/2015

Chardonnay clusters from Wyckoff Vineyards in the Yakima Valley of Washington state. (Photo Credit: Agne27, Wikimedia Commons)

West Coast Drought Serves As Boon For Wine Industry In Washington State

It was a record harvest for Washington state in 2014, with many California-based wineries starting to invest in properties.

06/11/2015

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