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.
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.
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.
Geyserville Man Arrested For Winery Burglary, Vehicle Theft And VandalismSonoma County sheriff's deputies arrested a Geyserville man Tuesday on suspicion of breaking into a Healdsburg winery and stealing a vehicle containing two firearms in the trunk.
Sonoma Winery Blending Tank Springs A Leak; Thousands Of Gallons Flow Into Russian RiverCrews at the Rodney Strong Winery were cleaning up a massive wine spill Thursday after a blending tank sprang a leak and dumped more than 97,000 gallons of red wine onto the ground and into a nearby creek.
Mandatory Evacuation Order Lifted After Fire Crews Contain Brushfire Near SchellvilleMandatory and advisory evacuations previously in effect in rural Sonoma County near Schellville have now been lifted, as firefighters have contained a seven-acre fire that apparently started in a ditch and then spread to winery complex outbuildings.
Georgia Man Killed In ATV Crash At Winery South Of YountvilleA Georgia man died Sunday afternoon in an all-terrain vehicle crash at a winery south of Yountville, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Extended Wet Season Could Push Back Harvest For Local VineyardsWith parts of the Bay Area sizzling for a second day, the arrival of summer temperatures after the extended wet weather in May made it feel like spring skipped the region.
Many Wine Country Tasting Rooms Reopen As North Bay Wildfires Near ContainmentMost wine tasting rooms have reopened in Napa and Sonoma counties following the wildfires this month in the two counties.
Firefighters Mount Fierce Battle To Save Landmark Sonoma BuildingsFirefighters were able to save the historic Buena Vista winery -- the oldest in California.
Historic Winery In Sunol Damaged In 2-Alarm FireElliston Vineyards winery, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, sustained significant water damage throughout.
Grass Fire Destroys Structure In Livermore Wine CountryA fire erupted at a former winery in Livermore Thursday afternoon, triggering a large response by firefighters and Calfire air support, authorities said.
Foodie Chap Returns To Miner Family WineryEnjoy Liam's wine fueled conversation with wine man and music man Dave Miner. Listen for Dave on guitar toward the end of our interview....the dude knows how to make a guitar sing!
Pair Of Cougars Caught On Wildlife Camera On Sonoma County Vineyard GroundsA pair of cougars were caught on camera playing around on the grounds of a winery in Sonoma County.