UC Davis Winery A Posterchild For How To Save Water During California DroughtUC Davis is upgrading, becoming the posterchild of winery sustainability. The winery runs on solar power, and newly installed fermenting tanks will soon connect to a water-recycling system capable of reusing 90 percent of the water used to clean equipment.
Lodi Wine Industry Reaches Out To Help Napa Wineries Affected By EarthquakeLodi Vintners bottles for local wine makers, but it also makes several gallons of wine for multiple Napa wineries. Owner and vice president of operations, Tyson Rippey, lives in Napa and has another family winery there. Rippey said the earthquake damage to Napa's wineries is bad. His family's winery was spared, but a Sonoma storage facility lost wine after tanks leaked.
Napa Valley Grape Growers Prepare For Drought With California in the grips of severe drought, Napa Valley wine grape growers say some vines are ripening early and that farmers are planning fewer crops to save water
San Joaquin County To Vote On Winery Events MoratoriumThe wine business is booming in Lodi but now there could be a crackdown on the celebrations. After more than a year of debate, the wine region could be hit with a moratorium on winery events.
Lodi Farmers Speak Out Against Businesses Masquerading As WineriesThe San Joaquin County Farm Bureau agrees, saying, many of those new businesses don't produce a drop of wine, but are using the winery name to sell events, organizing loud concerts in normally quiet rural communities.
Thousands Turn To Annual Grape Escape In Downtown SacramentoPeople braved hot temperatures for one of the area's most-anticipated events. Thousands turned out for the annual Grape Escape in downtown Sacramento.
San Joaquin County Considers Ending Lodi Winery EventsSome wineries in Lodi will not be allowed to host weddings and other big events, and Lodi winemakers are calling it poor planning.
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