Napa earthquake tosses wine barrels and bottles into piles

In the heart of wine country, the rare bottles and quarter-ton oak barrels began tumbling shortly after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattled the region Sunday morning.

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Epoch Estate Wines Takes on Eighth Vintage in New Winery

PASO ROBLES, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ten years, seven vintages, and two estate vineyard plantings later, Epoch Estate Wines will take on the 2014 harvest in their new winery atop the historic York Mountain.  This much anticipated milestone continues the stewardship efforts of Bill and Liz Armstrong for York Mountain and their Paderewski Vineyard, both located in the west Paso …

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Lodi Wine Industry Reaches Out To Help Napa Wineries Affected By Earthquake

Lodi 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.

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