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Napa County Climate Action Plan (CAP) Update

Sonoma County General Plan slowly moving forward….Will they give vintners advantages like Napa? “An observation of today’s meetings seemed that viticulture will not be required to answer to many changes. Indeed it has carved out advantages for itself. The Napa Valley…

 

Understanding the Organic Wine Craze

“While the U.S. organic market is growing, Europe leads the way in producing organic wines, with Spain, Italy, and France having the most land devoted to growing organic grapes. The three counties represent 73% of all organic vineyards in the…

 

Valley of the Moon Magazine: Shutting Down RoundUp

Sonoma County’s journalist Jonah Raskin, kudos Jonah! The toxic news doesn’t end there. According to Santa Rosa–based Sonoma County Conservation Action (SCCA), the county’s spraying practices have been in violation of the standards for health and well-being set by the…

 

More greenwashing from chemically heavy wine industry:

 Copper is benign compared to most of the horrific chemicals used in the vineyards.  Organic Wine’s Deadly Carbon Footprint © Genetic Literacy Project | Workers spray grapevines with copper sulfate in a Spanish vineyard. It should be the more eco-friendly…

 

AGAIN: Trump’s Virginia Winery Hired Undocumented Workers

Once again, Trump properties busted for undocumented workers….hypocrite in chief….. Trump’s Virginia Winery Hired Undocumented Workers OSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images Seven employees at Donald Trump’s Virginia winery told Univision that they are undocumented. The Charlottesville, Virginia, winery produces 40,000 cases a…

 

Glyphosate Usage in Napa County

Glyphosate Usage in Napa County As seen nightly on MSNBC. Shouldn’t this warning also be in Spanish? We are working to track and analyze the use of glyphosate and other pesticides and herbicides here in   Napa County  in order to…