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Napa’s Water-Wine Fight Likely Won’t Fade With Latest Compromise

April 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Napa County’s proposal to enact woodland and watershed protections, a compromise that makes no one happy, returns April 9 for final approval.

Hundreds of hours of staff and volunteer time, and lobbying, led to a proposed ordinance that would impose some limits on how much development, including vine planting, can take place in the renowned region.

The Napa County Board of Supervisors is expected to unanimously approve the measure.

Proponents, including members of the wine industry, say the measure fails to protect the future and embrace resilience measures demanded by climate change. Opponents, including members of the wine ...