Below we are adding a set of resources and links concentrating on wineries and tourism in Napa County but also including references of a more general nature. For additional suggestions, or corrections, to this list contact the SCR Admin.


Community Organizations specifically fighting the invasion of the tourism-development industry into Napa County are shown on our Other Groups page.

Institute for Conservation Advocacy Research & Education (ICARE) Chris Malan
Atlas Peak Appelation Association
Citizens' Voice St Helena
Defenders of the Napa Watersheds (DENW) Walt Ranch
Facebook Soda Canyon Keepers Shiloh McCabe
Fresh Air Vallejo
Friends of the Gualala River (FoGR) - Preservation Ranch page
Friends of the Napa River
Get a Grip on Growth
Jack L. Davies Napa Valley Agricultural Preservation Fund
Mt.Vedeer Stewardship Council
Napa County Farm Bureau 'stakeholder'
Napa Valley Grapegrowers 'stakeholder'
Napa Valley Land Trust
Napa Valley Vintners 'stakeholder'
Napa Vision 2050
Our Town St. Helena
Preserve Rural Sonoma County
Protect Rural Napa
Save Rural Angwin
Save Skyline Park in Napa
Sierra Club Napa Chapter
Soda Canyon Nextdoor group
St. Helena WIndow Sandra Ericson
Stop Napa Oaks
Stop Syar Expanison
Transition Sonoma Valley
Valley of the Moon Alliance Sonoma County
Voices of Vallejo
Watershed Information Center and Conservancy (WICC)
Wine and Water Watch Sonoma
Yountville Hill Neighbors Organization

Online Articles

Understanding - and misunderstanding - CEQA - 3/30/19
James Conaway's Blog - 8/1/16
Napa Newspaper Archive (click on Newspapers menu item - very buggy link) 1855-2014 - 1/1/16
Barry Eberling's articles for the Napa Valley Register - 1/1/15
Peter Jensen's articles for the Napa Valley Register - 1/1/15
Complete Napa Valley California Wine History from Early 1800s to Today - 1/1/15 News links that cover the issues we want to read about - 1/1/15
- Too many articles to keep listing here. Now linked in website articles. - 10/30/14
Board postpones controversial Woolls Ranch Winery decision - 10/21/14
Please oppose Woolls Ranch winery - 10/20/14
Hall winery plan seems contradictory - 10/8/14
Napa County's resources are not limitless - 10/4/14
Reconsider new vineyard on Atlas Peak - 9/27/14
No question about it, we're "Carmelized" - 9/24/14
Napa Valley May Cut Back On New Wineries - 8/22/14
Napa County supervisors hear calls for new winery rules - 8/20/14
Don't regulate in a vaccum - 8/17/14
Neighbors appeal Yountville Hill Winery project, cite 'abuse of discretion' - 8/3/14
Our current wine business model is flawed - 7/28/14
Say 'no' to Yountville Hill winery - 7/23/14
Supervisors favor less residential growth in Angwin - 7/23/14
Raymond winery proposal returns to county planners Wednesday - 7/14/14
Younvtille Hill approval marked sad day - 7/14/14
Small wineries' expansions can have big impact - 7/13/14
Yountville Hill Winery opponents still debating appeal - 7/11/14
Yountville Hill hearing was political theater - 7/8/14
Controversial 3-1 vote Okays Yountville Hill - 7/3/14
Only Hours from Napa, But a World Away - 7/3/14
Yountville Hill winery wins narrow approval from planners - 7/3/14
Groundwater pumping will be under county scrutiny this summer - 6/28/14
The maturing of the tourism industry - 6/28/14
Stand together to protect valley we love Geoff Ellsworth - 6/18/14
Anti-Winery Sentiment is Building - 6/11/14
Does Costco-sized winery belong atop Soda Canyon Road? - 6/2/14
Debate continues on proposed wine industry moratorium - 5/31/14
Let's take breather on winery proposals - 5/26/14
Soda Canyon winery project draws neighbors' ire - 5/25/14
Planners, supervisors take cautious approach to curbing winery visitation - 5/20/14
Agriculture cannot keep up with tourism-based economy - 5/15/14
Pelosi Family wins delay of winery project - 5/14/14
Tourism's impact on Napa County must be analyzed - 5/1/14
Opposition to Yountville Hill grows - 4/14/14
Planned Yountville Hill Winery draws protest - 4/13/14
St. Helena winery approved despite objections to size - 3/22/14
New 100,000 Gal. Winery Proposed on Yountville Hill - 3/4/14
Dry wells spur Mount Veeder water dispute - 3/2/14
St. Helena council repeals small winery ordinance - 2/12/14
Citizens debate small winery ordinance - 2/5/14
Planners discuss impacts of wine industry marketing - 9/14/13
Grapegrower challenges use of wine ordinance - 8/14/13
Winery Definition Ordinance should be reexamined - 8/8/13
Small wineries' expansions can have big impact - 7/13/13
County planners stick by Winery Definition Ordinance - 2/14/13
Winery expansion raises concerns - 6/28/12
Measure J made Napa County voters protectors of agricultural lands - 3/4/12
Fund seeks $100 million to buy vineyards for Chinese investors - 11/1/11
China Aquires a Taste for California Wines - 10/25/11
Knight's Valley Residents Beat Back Developer - 7/2/10
Real-life stories about Napa's winery law - 2/22/10
Weddings at Wineries - 10/10/09
Napa: Agricultural Eden? - 1/1/03


A Tale of Two Valleys: Wine, Wealth and the Battle for the Good Life in Napa and Sonoma Alan Deutschman
Better Not Bigger Eben Fodor
Butler Tourist Area Life Cycle Synopsis 1980 landmark analysis of tourism
Managing Activities at Wineries: Building and Sustaining a Place-Based Brand 2013 Portland State Univ. study
Napa Valley Grapegrowers Excellent Historical Perspective
Napa: The Story of an American Eden James Conaway
Napa: The Transformation of an American Town Lauren Coodley
Oral Histories of Napa County's Agricultural Preserve Rue Ziegler, JLDAgFund
Saving Open Space: The Politics of Local Preservation in California Daniel Press
The Far Side of Eden: New Money, Old Land, and the Battle for Napa Valley
James Conaway
The No-Growth Imperative Gabor Zovanyi
The Tragedy of the Commons not a book but often referenced article
Wine Politics Tyler Colman

Napa County and Other Documents

California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
California Government Code Napa Exception
California State Definition of Agriculture [item(e)]
CHP 2013 Traffic Incidents on SCR
CHP 2013-15 Incidents on SCR
County 2000-2010 Census Facts
County 2012 winery audit
County Agendas/Docs Page
County Agricultural Preserve Ordinance 1968
County APAC page
County Baseline Data Report 2005
County Code of Ordinances
County Crop Reports
County Current Projects Page
County Document Search all project documents!
County Foundational Documents page
County General Plan 1983 agricultural policies
County General Plan 2008
County General Plan 2008 Action Items
County General Plan 2008 DEIR & FEIR
County Grand Jury 2015 report on wineries
County Measure A 1980
County Measure J 1990
County Measure P 2007
County Public Winery Database (xl download)
County Right to Farm Ordinance
County Road and Street Standards (RSS)
County WDO 1990 DEIR
County WDO 1990 FEIR & ordinance
County WDO 2010 Guidance Appendix
County WDO 2010 revisions
County Citizen Project Lookup Portal
County Climate Action Plan (CAP) page
County Conservation Regulation Brochure 2006
County Fire Report 2007-8 See page 20
County General Plan Zoning Map
County General Plan Ammendment regarding the WDO 1990
County GIS Data Catalog
County Growth Management System 2009
County Local Procedures for Implementing CEQA Feb 2015
County Planning Commission reviews the 75% Rule 2013
County Traffic Stats
Dave's Napa Winery Database his Excel db is available here (1057 listings)
LMR table of 100,000gal/yr wineries
Napa Valley Vineyard Owners 2001
SCR analysis of Use Permits being requested from the County
US Treasry TTB list of wine licenses in Napa
US Treasury TTB wine industry website

Subjects of Interest

Napa Soda Springs


American Canyon Eagle | Opinion
Napa Valley Register | Opinion
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
St Helena Star | Opinion
Weekly Calistogan | Opinion
Yountville Sun

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