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.
Gusty Winds Keep Red Flag Warning In Place; PG&E Cancels All Planned Power ShutoffsGusty offshore winds topped 60 mph on Mt. St. Helena early Monday, fueling anxieties among Wine County residents who have grown weary of California's lingering historic wildfire season as the region remained under yet another Red Flag Warning.
Dramatic Tale Of Survival And Rescue On Wine County Hiking Trail; 'Something Slams Into Me -- I Have Moments Of Excruciating Pain'Jason Koch had plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving after a hike in the Wine County wilderness turned into a dramatic life and death battle in the blink of a eye.
Monday Morning Quake Rattles Wine County; 3.6 Magnitude Near Angwin A 3.6 magnitude earthquake rattled wine country near Angwin early Monday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage in the region.
Update: Berkeley Hills Residents Urged to Leave Before Sunday's High Wind Event A burst of gusty winds forecast to begin Sunday will be carrying the same wildfire threat as the weather conditions that helped spark the deadly 2017 Wine County October firestorm that included the devastating Tubbs Fire, the National Weather Service warned.
Pope Fire Update: Firefighters Halt Growth Overnight; Mopping Up Hot Spots East Of St HelenaCrews gained containment overnight of the Pope Fire, burning in grassy woodlands in the Napa County hills east of Angwin and St Helena.
Napa Valley Family Wineries Enter Peak Tourist Season Beset by Fire Damage, PandemicIn fire-stricken Napa Valley, instead of welcoming visitors to their wineries for the autumn harvest season, winemakers this year are looking at decimated vineyards.
Glass Fire Update: Firefighters Gain 90 Percent Containment; High Pressure System Deflects Much Needed Rain To The NorthwestFirefighters expanded containment of the massive Glass Fire that has burned 67,484 acres in wine country to 90 percent early Sunday, but the showers needed to finish off Northern California's historic outbreak of wildfires were being bounced into the Northwest by a building offshore high pressure system which will bring hot, dry conditions for the coming week.
Glass Fire Update: Highway 29, Silverado Trail Reopened; Firefighters Gain 82 Percent Containment; 642 Homes Destroyed In Napa, Sonoma Counties Across Wine Country a sense of normality was beginning to take grip early Saturday as major roadways closed by the threat of the Glass Fire were reopened, neighborhoods in St. Helena, Calistoga and Angwin repopulated, less smoke was visible on the horizon and utility crews were busy restoring electrical power to once evacuated homes.
Glass Fire: Returning Evacuees Relieved To See Calistoga Spared From FlamesCalistoga is still here, saved from the Glass Fire which burned all the way down to the Silverado Trail just outside town.
Glass Fire: Wildfires Have Some Angwin Townsfolk Wanting To Leave Wine CountryThe town of Angwin is situated in the forests of northern Napa County. The 3,000 residents here have been evacuated so many times that some are beginning to question if they should be living here at all.
Glass Fire Update: Volunteers Rally To Aid Thousands Driven From Their Homes By Glass FireThe Glass Fire has left a wide path destruction in Sonoma and Napa counties, destroying at least 297 homes and forcing roughly 52,000 residents to evacuate. The help give aid to the fire victims, volunteers have begun distributing food and clothing.