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NapaVision 2050: Remote Winery Streamlining: A Fast Track to Disaster & Death Traps?

UPDATE ON Sonoma County fire safe roads plan: NEW DEVELOPMENT ON UNSAFE RURAL ROADS – an update The State Board of Forestry has NOT certified the newest Sonoma County fire regulations which the BOS adopted in December of 2019, but returned the proposed ordinance with many check marks showing its deficiencies and incompatibilities with state law. …

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Sonoma Locals Continue To Struggle With New Winery Construction

She adds that between 2000 and 2015 there has been a 300-percent increase in the number of new wineries in the county. “Existing wineries, event centers and tasting rooms would benefit by slowing down the relentless competition they are all experiencing! Because of all the competition they face […nearly 500 wineries/tasting rooms here competition for the …

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Greenwashing 101

Letters to the Editor, Press Democrat: Defining sustainable EDITOR: Flaws in the wine industry’s ability to promote itself as sustainable are becoming broadly apparent. Visitors to tasting rooms are increasingly asking: “Do you spray herbicides on your vineyard?” This public health question should only be the first question of many. If a consumer knew that …

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Hopkins: No winery permit ban

Supervisor Hopkins rolls over for wine industry….again. Seriously no tension between rural and agriculture (alcohol farming)? “I don’t see a tension between rural and agricultural,” Hopkins said. “I really believe that agriculture is part of our rural character and that we must protect both going forward.” Hopkins: No winery permit ban Supervisor tells residents county …

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Locals Continue to Clash with Sonoma WIneries

Locals Continue to Clash with Sonoma Wineries © Go California | Sonoma’s growing reputation hasn’t all been plain sailing. County residents request a moratorium on new winery spaces. By Liza B. Zimmerman | Posted Friday, 17-Aug-2018 While many wine country regions have welcomed revenue from new businesses, the somewhat-still-rural hamlet of Sonoma County clearly has …

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Sonoma County Supervisors: Where’s that study you promised 3 years ago?

It’s been almost 3 years ago that the Supervisors promised a study on the impacts of events in this county. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A NEW TASTING ROOM WITH EVENTS AND INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION WHO: Dominic Foppoli/Foppoli Family Vineyards has applied for a Use Permit for a new Wine Tasting …

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