Mike Hackett

Battle for Napa Valley’s future: Proposed curb on vineyards divides county

“Randy Dunn embodies the case for Measure C and its environmentalist supporters. The winemaker and owner of Dunn Vineyards has lived on Howell Mountain, in the small Napa County town of Angwin, since 1978, making some of the region’s most distinctive and celebrated wines. In recent years, as Howell Mountain has become one of Napa’s […]

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“Here’s How Big Wine Gets to Avoid Environmental Rules in Napa” /KCET

Since little undeveloped space remains on the Napa Valley floor, most of this projected vineyard growth will probably occur in the forested hills to the east and west of the valley floor. This, environmentalists have warned, means thousands of acres of trees will almost certainly be cut down to make way for vines.   “Here’s

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