California Drought: Wine Country Vineyard Struggles To Stay Afloat After Well Runs DryAs the drought deepens, industries that rely on water are facing a desperate situation and that includes the wine regions of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys where one producer has literally run dry.
COVID Reopening: Napa County Toasts Return Of Visitors, Business Close To Normal LevelsWith California just days away from a full reopening, Napa County has already roared back to what many consider pre-pandemic speed.
Star-Studded Wine Auction Underway To Benefit 2020 Wildfire VictimsIt's been months since the LNU Complex wildfires raged through Wine County, burning more than 370,000 acres, destroying homes and wineries and devastating the local economy. On Tuesday, a star-studded charity wine auction debuted on eBay to raise money for the wildfire victims.
Wine Country Sees Surge of Memorial Day Weekend VisitorsIn Napa Valley, there is relief that COVID-19’s grip may be coming to an end. As a result, a lot of people are treating Memorial Day weekend as a kind of spring break from the pandemic.
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.
Napa Valley Grape Growers Say Dry Year Survivable But Fear Prolonged DroughtMost farmers are worried about their crops as they head into the second straight dry year. Vineyard owners say they may be the lucky ones -- at least so far.
'Not A Drought-Buster'; Rare April Storm Front Moving Toward San Francisco Bay Area The cold front bringing April showers to the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday night won't be strong enough to relieve the tinder-dry drought conditions, but the much needed precipitation will delay another historic wildfire season for now, according to the National Weather Service.
State Attorney General Will Oversee Sexual Assault Investigation Of Windsor Mayor Dominic FoppoliThe state attorney general will assume oversight of the investigation into sexual assault allegations from six women against Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli.
Sonoma County DA Recuses Office From Dominic Foppoli Sexual Assault Probe After Deputy DA's AllegationA widening scandal involving sexual assault accusations against Windsor Mayor Dominic Fopppoli and his own counter-accusations has led to the Sonoma County District Attorney to recuse her office from investigating the allegations against Foppoli.
COVID Reopening: Napa Valley Wine Country Anticipates Possible Orange Tier Move - 'People Are Ready To Get Back'Napa County is set to enter California's Orange Tier of coronavirus restrictions as soon as April 1st. It will be a significant milestone for a part of the Bay Area that depends on a steady flow of visitors from far and wide.
3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles North Bay Wine CountryA 3.2 magnitude earthquake struck the North Bay wine country Thursday morning near St. Helena.
Small Winery Operators Fear New California Wastewater Rules Will Cork ProfitsCalifornia regulators have approved a new set of statewide rules for wastewater discharged from wineries and some smaller operators in the North Bay are saying the new requirements could put them out of business.
COVID: Wine Country Business Coalition Sues Gov. Newsom Demanding To ReopenGovernor Newsom is facing another lawsuit for actions he has taken during the pandemic. The Wine Country Coalition for Safe Reopening is demanding outdoor dining be allowed to open.
2020 In Review: The Day The Sky Turned Blood Orange; Historic Wildfires Ravage Northern CaliforniaLike millions of San Francisco Bay Area residents Talia Sechley awoke on Sept. 9th to a scene from an apocalyptic movie. The sky over Oakland was dark and blood orange.
Self-Driving Farm Tractor Rolls Into Service at California VineyardAn Alameda County winery has become the first customer to try out a major new improvement in high-tech farm equipment: the world's first autonomous electric tractor.