'Days Like This Help:' Bay Area's Warm Spring Weather Makes Orange Tier Days Even BrighterAlameda County‘s first full day in the Orange Tier was amidst an early spring heat wave that brought record breaking temperatures across the Bay Area, further lightening the mood after a year of lockdowns, zoom classes, and sheltering in place.
COVID Reopening: Napa County Indoor Dining Can Resume With Red Tier Move; Wineries Continue Outdoor-OnlyNapa County re-entered the state's COVID-19 Red Tier on Tuesday, allowing for the return of indoor dining and several other sectors, but the county's famed wineries must continue outdoor operations.
COVID: Relief Grants Available To Restaurants, Wineries, Breweries In San Mateo CountyQualifying restaurants, wineries and breweries in San Mateo County can now apply for COVID-19 relief grants of up to $10,000.
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.
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.
Napa Valley Sees Slow Reopening of Wineries That Survived Glass FireHighway 29 in Napa County has reopened and so have a number of wineries that have suffered from road closures, smoky air and a general lack of customers.
Winemaker's Voice: Lamborn Family Vineyards Owner -- 'They Saved Our Vineyard'As members of the Lamborn Family Vineyards drove up Howell Mountains Saturday, their hearts sank as they saw the widespread damage the Glass Fire has left in its wake.
Winemaker's Voice: Castello Di Amorosa Owner On Glass Fire's Devastating Blow To Signature Napa Valley WineryIt was a labor love for winemaker Dario Sattui, building and expanding his unique medieval castle inspired winery Castello di Amorosa. But in a matter of hours, flames from the Glass Fire had devastated the winery compound.
Raining Ash An 'Eerie' Sense Of Deja Vu For Healdsburg Businesses In Shadow Of WildfiresIf Healdsburg needed a reminder the Walbridge Fire was burning just west of town, it came falling from the sky all afternoon.
Reopening: State Imposes Restrictions On Sonoma County Indoor Dining, Bars, Tasting Rooms, Movie TheatersCiting rising COVID-19 cases, state health officials Sunday ordered Sonoma County to once again prohibit indoor dining, shut down indoor winery tasting rooms and allow bars to remain open only if they also serve food at outside tables.
Sonoma County Relaxes COVID-19 Restrictions For Dine-In Restaurants, WineriesJudging by the sizable turnout in downtown Sonoma Saturday evening, tourists and residents are eager to get back to normalcy as the county's health restrictions were eased.
Napa County Announces Move Into Expanded Stage 2 Reopening; Wineries Not IncludedOfficials in Napa County on Tuesday announced that the state will be permitting additional businesses and services to open with modifications immediately, including dine-in restaurants and shopping malls, but not including wineries.
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.
Harvest Of Ember & Ash: Soda Rock Winery Bounces Back From Kincade FireThe destructive Kincade Fire burned hundreds of buildings in Sonoma County, including the Soda Rock Winery. But the owner's plans to rebuild it from the ashes tell a tale of resilience in the fire-stricken community.
Paradise Ridge Winery Rebounds After Devastating 2017 Wine Country FiresRebuilding after a wildfire is a long, expensive process. Just ask the owners of Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa--it was decimated by the North Bay fires two years ago.