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  • Wine industry opposes proposed watershed initiative

    Posted in Industry News on Apr 08, 2016

    By Barry Eberling

    Key wine industry groups say they will oppose the Napa County Water, Forest and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative targeted for the November ballot. Napa Valley Vintners, Winegrowers of Napa County, Napa Valley Grapegrowers and the Napa County Farm Bureau delivered that message in a joint letter. They said the proposed law would add complications to a system that already works.

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register

  • Grapevine Pinot Gris Virus Found In Napa Valley

    Posted in Growing Season, Industry News on Mar 09, 2016

    By Paul Franson

    The grapevine Pinot Gris virus (GPGV) was the topic of one of the sessions at the second Sustainable Vineyard Practices seminar on Pests & Diseases organized by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers, University of California Cooperative Extension and the Napa Valley Vineyard Technical Group (Vit Tech).

    Click here to read more at Wines & Vines

  • The Most In-demand Jobs In Napa, With Salaries To Match

    Posted in Industry News, Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation on Feb 03, 2016

    By Cathy Huyghe

    Farmworkers in Napa are the best-paid in their category locally, regionally, and nationally. That means a starting wage of $12 to $17 per hour, and the number becomes more favorable considering total compensation that includes benefits, vacation pay, holiday pay, and health insurance. Those are not the wages nor the framework for a migrant labor force, and the permanency of the large majority of Napa’s farmworkers distinguishes it from other winemaking regions of California.

    Read the full article at Forbes.com

  • Growth Of Wine Industry Scrutinized

    Posted in Industry News on Dec 28, 2015

    By Barry Eberling

    Growth debates, Napa County-style, came to a head in 2015 and look to continue into 2016. Many communities have growth debates about open space being swallowed by sprawling subdivisions. In Napa, the focus is on the world-famous wine country that keeps sprawling subdivisions at bay.

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register

  • Supervisors Will Hold A Winery Growth Follow-up

    Posted in Industry News on Dec 09, 2015

    By Barry Eberling

    The Napa County Board of Supervisors will hold a session on Jan. 5 that could be called “Wine Country’s Future- the Sequel.” Certainly the initial installment on Tuesday proved to be a bureaucratic blockbuster. Dozens of people couldn’t fit into the packed chamber and 73 people addressed the Board of Supervisors during a six-hour marathon session. Television crews made a rare appearance.

    Click here to read more at the Napa Valley Register