Napa County

Napa Valley wine tourism: ‘How do we safeguard a place without loving it to death?’

http://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/events/5973816-181/napa-wine-tourism-growth?artslide=0 PUBLIC COMMENTS TO ARTICLE: Shepherd Bliss • 2 days ago As an organic food farmer in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, I am alarmed by the Napafication of our county by the bloated wine industry. Napa County vinters like “bad apple” Paul Hobbs and Joe Wagner are colonizing our county. According to the group Go Local, …

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Walt Ranch vineyard project in Napa contested by environmental group

Is this what peak wine looks like? http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/5979046-181/walt-ranch-vineyard-project-in BILL SWINDELL THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | August 16, 2016, 7:51PM An environmental group filed an appeal Tuesday with the Napa County Board of Supervisors over a controversial vineyard conversion project that is backed by a prominent and politically connected wine family. The Oakland-based Center for Biological Diversity …

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Caymus Vineyards, Napa County close to settlement, gaming the system

Napa County Farm Bureau President Norma Tofanelli criticized the proposed Napa County agreement for recognizing Caymus marketing events as a pre-Winery Definition Ordinance right. She disagreed that Caymus has this vested right and warned the commission against setting a precedent. Marketing events should be granted as a use permit change, she said. Dairyman’s infamous owner, Caymus/Wagner’s …

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