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Napa Vintner Gathers No on C Materials in Website

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In depth background material on C and Napa County’s environment Napa Valley, May 2018 --- Napa Valley Vintner Stuart Smith has created a blog to...

Afternoon Brief, April 13

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Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: New Study Says Drinking Every Day Can Take Years Off Your Life and the Drinks Industry Is...

Wine Industry Under Attack in Napa

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To the outside, the escalation of the argument between the proponents of and those against the Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative, better known as Measure C, the initiative to amend the Napa County General Plan and Zoning Code, appears to have reached a red alert level with record speed.

Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Pioneer and Champion of Hillside Grapegrowing

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Since purchasing his vineyard at the top of Spring Mountain in 1970, Stuart Smith has become the leading voice of the hillside grower. While Smith believed that the best grapes come from the mountains, a hypothesis had been written that vineyards on hillsides are detrimental to the land. In response, Smith began arguing in favor of hillside vineyards and land-use issues. Being the leading voice was “thrust upon me,” Smith shared. “It was not my intent. When I first got a permit to log the property from Department of Forestry, I was warned that there would be protesters once I brought out a chainsaw.”

Afternoon Brief, September 15

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Valley Fire Status Report: Impact to Lake County Wine Industry: Many in the Lake County wine industry have been impacted by this disaster, some both personally and professionally...