Big Wine

Opinion: wine industry permits

Dear Editor: County residents increasingly recognize that a moratorium on new wine industry permits is needed until long-promised tourism event regulations are in place and enforced.  (“Moratorium on wineries sought,” August 7)  Tennis Wick, the head of Permit Sonoma, states…

 

Water & Wine with Rue, Sierra Club Redwood Needles

“All of us must be protective of all our water sources in order to ensure sustainability for all uses, including what regulators term “beneficial uses,” which is pretty much everything and everyone, since water is essential to life.” Water and…

 

Tax break for Ag land draws questions

Tax break for Ag land draws questions Williamson Act Land Conservation Plan criticized in Napa report By GARY QUACKENBUSH For the North Bay Business Journal Napa County’s Grand Jury says a decades- old program giving property tax breaks to agriculture…

 

How green is Napa Valley?

Like “Sonoma Sustainable” wine industry does their own version and still uses some highly toxic chemicals…just a marketing ploy to confuse consumers and get higher prices on “sustainable” wines. “But in terms of how vines are grown, Napa Green is…

 

Water and Wine with Rue

Water and Wine with Rue June 26, 2018 Summer is upon us, and as the hills in our region turn from the lush green of spring to the tawny brown dotted with the dark green of oaks, pines and redwoods,…