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Napa Valley Vintners raise $2.1 million for wildfire resiliency

Published:  17 April, 2023

Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has announced its investment of $2.1 million in support of wildfire resiliency in Napa County. The funds will go towards fire breaks, restoration of forest lands and education on forest health and wildfires. 


The cost of wildfires to winegrowers

Published:  14 April, 2023

Climate change has contributed to a terrifying number of wildfires worldwide. James Bayley looks at the human, economic and environmental cost of the devastation.


CWI webinars to give ‘accurate story’ of harvest across Cali

Published:  26 October, 2020

‘The Harvest Sessions’, a trio of webinars from California Wine Institute (CWI) is promising to give an “accurate story” of the 2020 harvest across the wine country from the perspective of winemakers and growers. 


CWI confirms fewer than 20 wineries physically damaged

Published:  12 October, 2020

The California Wine Institute (CWI) has confirmed that fewer than 20 of the 4,200 wineries in the wine country have reported physical fire damage as a result of 2020 wildfires.  


CWI confirms reports of affected wineries but "too soon to estimate impact”

Published:  29 September, 2020

The California Wine Institute (CWI) has confirmed that there have been early reports of wineries that have been directly affected by the current California wildfires. 


Two wineries damaged by latest Cali wildfires

Published:  25 August, 2020

The Wine Institute (CWI) has confirmed that, as of last night, two wineries in California have experienced damage as a result of the latest wildfires.


Guy Woodward: The irresistible side of climate change

Published:  13 December, 2019

As we flew into her native California last month, my wife was confused. The captain had announced we would be landing in 20 minutes, but looking out the window, she saw an unfamiliar sight. “That’s weird,” she said. “Looks like we’re only just passing over Utah – there’s the salt flats.” Don’t tell me we’ve been diverted, I thought… No, all was on track, and we touched down safely at LAX 20 minutes later. Turns out the vista that had so disoriented my wife was, in fact, the scorched earth of the Golden State, dry beyond recognition.


Soda Rock winery destroyed as wildfires continue to sweep Sonoma

Published:  28 October, 2019

The historic Soda Rock winery in the Alexander Valley has been destroyed in the current Cali wildfires, which has seen the closure of several major wineries since the fires started last Wednesday. 


Cali wildfires take hold of Sonoma

Published:  25 October, 2019

The current wildfires in California has taken hold of Sonoma County.


California wildfires ‘not particularly’ affecting wine country

Published:  12 November, 2018

The wildfires currently raging in California have ‘not particularly’ affected wine country.


CWI reports promising harvest despite wildfires

Published:  09 November, 2017

The Californian Wine Institute (CWI) has confirmed the 2017 harvest is in good shape despite the headline making wildfires that ravaged the North Coast last month.


Phelps donates $100,000 to Napa and Sonoma relief efforts

Published:  25 October, 2017

Napa winery Joseph Phelps Vineyards has donated $100,000 through its Phelps Foundation to support fire relief efforts in the area following the devastating wildfires.


Rías Baixas hit by wildfires

Published:  17 October, 2017

Galicia’s Rías Baixas wine board is assessing the extent of damage to vineyards caused by wildfires, which have raged in Portugal and Spain since the weekend, killing more than 30 people.


Update: Wildfires in California

Published:  17 October, 2017

Less than ten of the approximately 1,200 wineries in the most impacted regions – Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino, have been destroyed or heavily damaged by the wildfires in northern California, according to the latest update.


Number of Napa wineries damaged by wildfires rises

Published:  16 October, 2017

The number of Napa wineries damaged by the wildfires ravaging northern California continued to rise this weekend, with the fires yet to be defeated.


Update Wednesday 10.30am: Wildfires in California

Published:  11 October, 2017

At least four physical wineries belonging to Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) members have been confirmed as having suffered total or very significant losses due to the wildfires in northern California.