Napa County officials seem willing to encourage a more mom-and-pop approach to wine tastings.
The Rutherford area winery wants to increase annual visitation from 3,167 guests to 17,605 guests.
St. Helena's Sodhani winery secured wine production and visitor changes from the zoning administrator rather than the Napa County Planning Commission.
Kenzo Estate winery on Mount George will add production space not by constructing a building, but by expanding a cave.
The Planning Commission approved a wine tasting room in Rutherford despite traffic concerns by nearby residents.
County planners liked Fontanella Family Winery's small-scale operation and emphasis on small groups.
The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley and Charbay Distillery host the third annual Wizards of Elixirs Cocktail Competition to benefit Stand for Kin…