Napa Valley

A firefighter watches a helicopter battle the Wragg fire near Winters, Calif., on Thursday, July 23, 2015.  (Noah Berger/AP)

Campers flee Montana fire; California blaze threatens homes

HELENA, Mont. — Firefighters braced Thursday for a fresh run by a…

 

COURTESY  PHOTOEdwin and Stacia Williams have opened the multifaceted Cairdean Estate

Exploring new destinations in Napa Valley

Napa Valley has long been an easy day trip from San Francisco,…

 

COURTESY  PHOTOFor the best wine country experience

How to plan a stress-free trip to the wine country

Wine growing areas are among the most beautiful, and highly trafficked, destinations…

 

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Recordings show police response to murder-suicide at winery

A police dispatcher told deputies that a man later identified as a…

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Napa winemaker was unraveling before he shot investor, self

Robert Dahl came west from Minnesota with a powerful desire to make…

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Eric Risberg/AP PhotoBottles of Screaming Eagle were stolen from Napa Valley restaurant French Laundry. A total of 76 bottles were stolen estimating at $300k in value.

Famed restaurant says stolen wine value estimated at 300k

The total value of dozens of high-end bottles of wine stolen from…

Eric Risberg/AP PhotoBottles of Screaming Eagle were stolen from Napa Valley restaurant French Laundry. A total of 76 bottles were stolen estimating at $300k in value.
Eric Risberg/AP File PhotoFrench Laundry was closed for renovations when bottles of expensive wine was stolen from the restaurant on Christmas Day.

Fine wine stolen from famed Napa Valley restaurant

Wine sold for nearly $8,000 a bottle was stolen from the French…

Eric Risberg/AP File PhotoFrench Laundry was closed for renovations when bottles of expensive wine was stolen from the restaurant on Christmas Day.

California loves its chardonnay

Chardonnay is the most widely planted wine grape in the Golden State.…