UC Davis: Grape-Picking Robots Could Replace Manual Labor In VineyardsNew research at UC Davis is showing robots can help replace manual laborers and even change the way wine tastes. California’s wine industry is threatened by pests, drought, and wildfires, but now a lack of labor is creating another worry for farmers.
Napa County's 2020 Wine Grape Production Only Half of Previous Year'sThis year’s crop report found that the value of agricultural production in Napa County was only about half the previous year's total, officials said at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting.
LNU Lightning Complex: Break In Harvest Lessens Consequences For Wine Country Grape CropThe Walbridge Fire erupted after the bulk of the sparkling wine grapes had been picked and before it was time to pick the great majority of still wine grapes.
Soberanes Fire Could Ruin Vintage For Monterey County Grape GrowersThe massive Soberanes Fire burning in Monterey County could have a smoky effect on the area’s wind industry.
Wine Country Grape Harvest BeginsIt is harvest time in wine country.
Grape Harvest Starts Early In Napa Valley Wine CountryEvery 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.
California's Drought Delivering Tastier Wine In Napa ValleyTurns out there is one up side to California's crippling drought.
West Coast Drought Serves As Boon For Wine Industry In Washington StateIt was a record harvest for Washington state in 2014, with many California-based wineries starting to invest in properties.
Grapevine-Killing Pest Turns Up In Sonoma CountySonoma County agriculture inspectors are on high alert after discovering a pest that has been the scourge of the wine grape industry in tree shipments from Southern California.
Cheers! Study Says Red Wine May Help Burn FatRaise a toast to your waistline. A new study finds a certain chemical consumed when you drink a glass of red wine is not only good for your health, it can help overweight people burn fat.
About The Bay: Stomping The Grape Harvest In Sonoma It's harvest time in wine country and for some, that still means getting their stomp on.I took off my shoes and gave it a try during travels About The Bay.
Big Rig Driver Suffers Asthma Attack, Spills Grapes On Hwy 101 In Sonoma CountyGrapes that spilled from a big-rig after the driver had an asthma attack closed a portion of U.S. Highway 101 near Cloverdale in Sonoma County Sunday
Napa Grapes Blooming Early; Good For Taste, Bad For BusinessThe gradual rise in temperature could eventually threaten Napa’s ability to make wine.
Truck Carrying 12,000 Pounds Of Grapes Overturns Near WindsorThe driver in a pickup truck hauling a trailer filled with grapes that overturned onto northbound U.S. Highway 101 near Windsor Wednesday afternoon suffered minor injuries, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.
ConsumerWatch: Can Sweeter Fruit Take Place Of Candy?Americans spend $29 billion dollars on candy every year. Now, deep in the fields of Bakersfield, there’s a grower who’s trying to take a bite out of that market with new, sweeter kinds of grapes that taste like cotton candy, mango, and lemonade.