wine grape glut

New oak woodlands destruction for more winegrapes, approved again…

Please let your supervisors know we are tired of the destruction for more winegrapes in the middle of a megadrought and grape glut. Half of the county has burnt in the last 5 years .  We urge the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to step up, be a true leader in the state, and protect […]

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New oak woodlands destruction for more winegrapes, approved again…

Please let your supervisors know we are tired of the destruction for more winegrapes in the middle of a megadrought and grape glut. Half of the county has burnt in the last 5 years .  We urge the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors to step up, be a true leader in the state, and protect

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Megadrought, grape glut and fires and the destruction of trees continues in Sonoma County for grapes….

Megadrought, grape glut, climate change and fires……the destruction of our trees and watersheds continue in Sonoma County for grapes….Got food security (96% of our food imported)? With megadrought declared, is the best use for our water, carbon sequestration, watershed replenishment and climate change?   This is a no brainer and should stop ASAP.   Now

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NapaVision 2050: The “Grape Glut” Conundrum

Same situation in Sonoma County…the destruction of forests and oak woodlands, planting in water sensitive areas continues….“Tragedy of the Commons”, Thomas Hardin…. NapaVision 2050: The “Grape Glut” Conundrum The “Grape Glut” Conundrum Napa has reached its peak. The tank is full and overflowing. As vineyards are now urged to pull 5% of their vines, more

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Rely on the numbers? Respected Napa consultant thinks it’s vital for wineries to survive

After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller – Wine And Water Watch After the grapes are gone By DAVID KELLER. Our succession of boom crops in Sonoma County provides an interesting history — and a cautionary tale. The county’s world-class wine grapes occupy more than 60,000 acres, with vineyard acreage expanding 80 percent between

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Napa County Wineries, Environmentalists Clash Over Proposed Land-Use Rules

With the wine grape glut, slowing sales, millenials preferring other spirits, can we afford to destroy the environment for more wine grapes? “The valley floor is largely planted out,” said Jim Wilson, a member of an activist group called Napa Climate Now. “A lot of times, a forest is on the land that they want

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