Napa Valley BottleRock Music Festival Postponed to 2021The organizers of the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival announced Thursday that the event will be postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Reopening: COVID-19 Restrictions Slowing Tourists Return To Napa Valley HotelsMany hotels in Wine Country's Napa Valley have welcomed guests back, but rooms aren’t fully booked yet. It’s not because the reservations aren’t coming in -- many rooms are intentionally sitting empty.
Reservations Filling Up As Tasting Rooms Reopen Under Strict COVID-19 ProtocolsSonoma and Napa Counties are raising their glasses again as wineries and breweries have the green light to open their tasting rooms. But it won’t be business as usual as wineries try to navigate through the COVID-19 protocols.
Wineries Welcome Go-Ahead to Reopen Tasting Rooms With RestrictionsOn Friday, Gov. Newsom issued orders to allow wine tasting to resume in California. As much as Napa Valley wineries have been looking forward to the news, it still caught a lot of them by surprise.
Napa Valley Pizza Chef's Online Italian Food Cooking Demos Draw Worldwide AudienceA celebrated Napa Valley chef offered a simple online cooking class to draw business to his pizza restaurant and it has become so popular that people now tune in from around the world.
Napa Valley Vineyards Preparing To Resume Wine Tasting With ModificationsWith Napa County wineries being idled now for almost two months, the Napa Valley Vintners group says it is developing a plan for the eventual reopening of wine tasting, with modifications.
California Wineries Embrace Virtual Tastings During Coronavirus ShutdownWineries that want to stay viable and connected to their customers during the pandemic are harnessing technology and platforms such as Facebook Live to offer virtual wine experiences.
Vintners In California's Wine Country Bracing for Big Coronavirus ImpactVinters like Napa Valley’s HALL Family Wines owner Kathryn Hall are bracing for a big hit.
Napa Valley Vintners Defend Buttigieg 'Wine Cave' Event; Warren Called Out for Big-Donor FundraisersThe Napa Valley winemakers who hosted a dinner at a “wine cave” for Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg are defending the fundraising event. Despite her pledge not to hold private fundraisers, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has continued to attend the kind of events for which she has criticized others.
Falconer And Her Flock Protect Napa Valley Vineyards From Massive DamageIntruders entering Napa Valley vineyards are threatening massive damage to the wine grape crop, but one woman and her small flock of helpers are standing in their way.
Wine Country Growers Boost Research to Combat Climate ChangeHarvest season has begun in the Napa Valley but the $160 billion wine industry could dry up if something isn't done to combat a changing climate.
College Admissions Scandal: Winemaker Agustin Hunneus Sentenced To 5 Months In Prison The former owner of a California wine business was sentenced to 5 months in prison Friday for his role in the college admissions scheme.
Unseasonable Rain in Napa Valley Threatens Chardonnay Grape YieldIt's a delicate time for flowering Chardonnay vines and a heavy rainfall can interfere with their pollination.
Passengers Describe Harrowing Hot Air Balloon Ride Into Live Power LinesPassengers who were riding in the hot air balloon that hit live power lines near Yountville and injuring three people were still shaken Monday night, describing how they felt the balloon pilot failed to do his job.
Legendary Napa Valley Vintner John Shafer Dies At 94Vintner John Shafer, who was part of a generation that helped elevate sleepy Napa Valley into the international wine powerhouse it is today, has died. He was 94.