Tag Archives: Napa County

• Up for a tour of Black & Latino-owned wineries in Napa & Sonoma?

Up for a tour of Black & Latino-owned wineries in Napa & Sonoma?

An Oakland-based nonprofit is offering the Wine Soul Train, a daylong tour of Black- and Latino-owned wineries in Napa and Sonoma. The initial tour will take place on Saturday, September 26, with a tour bus that seats 35 people departing from Miss Ollie’s restaurant (901 Washington St., Oakland) at 10 a.m. If the Wine Soul […]

• Awesome! Have you been on Napa Valley wine cave tours?

Awesome! Have you been on Napa Valley wine cave tours?

Sure, a road trip to Napa Valley is beautiful- the gentle hills lined with vineyards and the romantic tasting rooms with their verandas looking over the winery estates, but some of the coolest things to see in Napa aren’t outdoors at all. We’re talking about the wine caves, and here are some that will blow […]

• If Napa wineries have to limit visitors, how will they sell their wines?

If Napa wineries have to limit visitors, how will they sell their wines?

Napa Valley is once again debating how to strike a proper balance between its core identity as an agricultural region specializing in wine and its alter ego as a glitzy tourist destination. The Napa County Board of Supervisors and the county’s Planning Commission met March 10 to discuss potential limits on new wineries and the […]

• Report Shows Record-Breaking Year for Direct Wine Shipping

Report Shows Record-Breaking Year for Direct Wine Shipping

American wineries increased the dollar value of their direct-to-consumer wine shipments by an unprecedented 15.5% in 2014, with an equally record-breaking increase in the volume of those shipments. The average price per bottle of shipped wine also recovered with a 1.6% increase over 2014, according to the new ShipCompliant/Wines & Vines Wine Shipping Report released […]

• Over $300,000 worth of wine stolen from Napa’s French Laundry

Over $300,000 worth of wine stolen from Napa’s French Laundry

A Christmas Day robbery at Yountville’s storied French Laundry restaurant netted a king’s collection of fabulous wines worth at least $300,000. The thieves, who jimmied a door at the wine room on the property, obviously knew exactly what they were going for. Most of the 76 bottles taken were from the Domaine de la Romanée […]

• Napa Wineries Innovate to Re-use Wastewater

Napa Wineries Innovate to Re-use Wastewater

The Parducci, Caymus, Conundrum, Alpha Omega and Rombauer wineries are applying innovative methods to treat their wastewater, according to a San Francisco Chronicle article. According to Sheldon Sapoznik, Napa County’s land use development supervisor, wastewater in the wine-making process mainly comes from washing tanks, barrels, crush pads and floors. Winery wastewater’s high sugar content can […]

• Grapevine Moth Hopefully In Check

Grapevine Moth Hopefully In Check

Speakers at Napa Viticultural Fair cite limited damage to 2010 wine crop; vigilance still required. Last week at the Napa Valley Grapegrowers’ Viticultural Fair, the organization’s biennial local trade show, Napa County farm advisor Monica Cooper and Napa County assistant agricultural commissioner Greg Clark reported substantial progress in the fight against the latest invasive vineyard […]

• Napa Valley Vintners announced grants totaling $6.8 million from this year’s Auction Napa Valley

Napa Valley Vintners announced grants totaling $6.8 million from this year’s Auction Napa Valley

Napa Valley Vintners announced Thursday grants totaling $6.8 million from this year’s Auction Napa Valley (ANV) will be dispersed to a range of community service groups and projects throughout Napa County. Auction Napa Valley’s emphasis for 2010 grant awards focus on three priorities: Health and Wellness; Children and Youth; and Housing. Many of the programs […]