VIDEO: It’s harvest time in wine county. We go behind the scenes at Hall Wines in Napa Valley!
Napa Valley’s wine industry suffered $80.3 million in damage from the 6.0-magnitude earthquake last month, according to a report being presented today to the Napa County Board of Supervisors.
Scientists were at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park on Thursday, sharing some of the information they have gathered on the ground in studying last month’s Napa earthquake.
This is harvest season in the wine country and vintners are trying to help other winemakers, whose facilities might have been damaged by the August 24 earthquake.
The region produces 17% of the nation’s wine, including some of the most prized vintages bottled just north of Napa in Calistoga, Yountville and St. Helena. For owners of those labels, there is no way to replace the loss of a product bottled years ago.
In addition to working on memorizing new plays, making improvements and focusing on their skill sets – these guys are also taking in nature. From the mountains to the sea, these teams weren’t just getting their workout on, they’re training in some of the most scenic places in the U.S.
KCBS Food and WIne Editor Narsai David looks at the 9th annual Napa Valley Festival del Sole, taking place July 11-20.
While Napa Valley deserves to be mentioned on any short list of the country’s top wine destinations, there are several other destinations nationwide that are worthy of merit.
New York City has many of the country’s best restaurants but other foodie towns give the city some competition. For instance, Chicago’s Alinea and the Napa Valley’s Restaurant at Meadowood also deserve merit.
Thousands are expected to attend the 3-day BottleRock Napa Valley Festival, which started Friday at the Exposition Center in Napa.