Wine Country

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

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

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Best Places Off The Beaten Path In Wine Country

Want to discover the hidden gems of wine country? Laura Dave, author of “Eight Hundred Grapes,” shares her top off the beaten path locations in San Francisco’s wine country.

06/19/2015

6.0 Earthquake Rattles Northern California

Napa Time Capsule Opened After Being Unearthed By Last Year’s Earthquake

A time capsule that would have remained hidden for a century was unearthed after just thirty-five years under the ground thanks to the Napa earthquake.

05/13/2015

Robert Mondavi (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Best Romantic Winter Destinations For Couples

Couples looking for a romantic winter destination in America will enjoy any of these five beautiful places.

12/18/2014

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Where’s Roberta? Hall Wines Grape Crush In Napa Valley

VIDEO: It’s harvest time in wine county. We go behind the scenes at Hall Wines in Napa Valley!

09/12/2014

A damaged building is seen in Napa, California after earthquake struck the area in the early hours of August 24, 2014. California's governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Sunday following a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake that seriously injured three people including a child and ignited fires in the scenic Napa valley wine region. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Quake Damage Becomes Napa’s Newest Attraction For Tourists

Visitors to Napa have their choice of wine-related attractions, from the wine train to the pastoral beauty of the vineyards. But now they have one more: the damage from Sunday’s quake.

08/27/2014

Laird Family Estate lost enough wine to fill up a swimming pool and had a truck was also stuck in the dock. (CBS)

$50 Billion Wine Industry Begins Reporting Costly Toll Of Sunday’s Quake

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.

08/25/2014

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Sonoma County Suffering Driest February in 120 Years

One of the largest wine-producing regions in the nation is on the verge of declaring a water emergency.

02/24/2014

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