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Fueled by monster winds, California's Kincade Fire is ferocious

Geyserville - Officials ordered 2,000 people to evacuate their homes and businesses in Northern California wine country Thursday after a wildfire exploded in size, fueled by powerful, monster winds.

Nearly 1,000 homes on evacuation alert in B.C. due to wildfires

Kelowna - Some 123 fires are burning across the province, of which 41 are in the Kamloops Fire Centre, which includes the Okanagan. There are also significant wildfires raging in central and southeast B.C. and in Ontario.

California's famed wine country engulfed by massive wildfires

Strong winds caused four wildfires to break out Sunday night in California's Napa and Sonoma Counties, forcing people to flee for their lives in the middle of the night.

Napa quake caused $300 million in private property damage

Napa - Sunday's early morning earthquake caused $300 million worth of damage to private property in the city of Napa, officials said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Winemaking family now in second generation a Sonoma gem Special

Sonoma - On warm evenings there is always a gathering of people outside a cottage-house just off the square on West Spain Street. Unassuming, yet friendly and inviting, the Roche Winery tasting tour is low-key and unpretentious.

Op-Ed: Wine Country Deli reopens, aims to please with BBQ 5-days a week Special

Sonoma - Nestled on a corner along a stretch of road in the Wine Country of Sonoma is Vineburg Deli and Grocery. Amid busy commuter traffic, over the years it has retained much of its rustic charm, even when it seemed to have its best days behind it.

Op-Ed: Wine Country Bakeshop not typical bakery, celebrates 2nd year Special

Sonoma - On any early morning in Sonoma you will see locals flocking to their favorite spots for coffee and pastry. Certainly there are the usual franchises (the one's we know like Starbucks, etc.) and the long-standing bakeries in town.

Op-Ed: An unassuming little shack opens the door to a world of wines Special

Sonoma - Just about every Wednesday night an unassuming cottage along West Napa Street called Valley Wine Shack has a tasting room gathering.

Op-Ed: Spring reveals little gem spots like Sonoma's Glen Ellen Special

Glen Ellen - Springtime in Northern California's Wine Country region of Napa-Sonoma is always delight, especially right after a rainfall. This past March 20 as winter officially ended and spring began

Review: Old hotel in Wine Country opens as a new getaway spot Special

Sonoma - Nestled in a cluster of trees above Warm Springs Road in the charming little town of Glen Ellen is an old hotel that has been "born-again" as the Olea Hotel. Owners Ashish and Sia Patel invited the public inside to their grand opening on August 29.
 

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The views of the hills amid the vineyards is sweeping and well worth the escape along back roads.
The views of the hills amid the vineyards is sweeping and well worth the escape along back roads.
For spring time  Wine Country Chocolates created Easter bonnets to compliment the traditional chocol...
For spring time, Wine Country Chocolates created Easter bonnets to compliment the traditional chocolate Easter Bunny.
There is no real main street in Glen Ellen  so it is easy to pass it by when traveling along winding...
There is no real main street in Glen Ellen, so it is easy to pass it by when traveling along winding roads along Sonoma County.
Scandia Bakery on the west side of town is where the locals go. Friendly  down to earth  the bakery ...
Scandia Bakery on the west side of town is where the locals go. Friendly, down to earth, the bakery opens at 7 AM and serves fresh coffee. By 9 AM most of the scones and pecan roles are gone.
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This Oregon town is one of the central areas for wine making and wine tasting  with many people from...
This Oregon town is one of the central areas for wine making and wine tasting, with many people from California bringing their wine making skills to the area.
Jared Eakins and Luke Rose describe themselves as  loyal employees  of the Roche Winery tasting room...
Jared Eakins and Luke Rose describe themselves as "loyal employees" of the Roche Winery tasting room, located just off the square on West Spain Street.
A bottle of wine was one of the raffle prizes offered to attendees of the  after hours mixer  social...
A bottle of wine was one of the raffle prizes offered to attendees of the "after hours mixer" social hosted by the Sonoma Chamber of Commerce at Glen Ellen's Quarry Hill Botanical Gardens on August 16. The winner of this 2010 bottle of Merlot went to Mandy Cohen, owner of Cohen Consulting Group, which specializes in accounting and QuickBooks.
Carlton  Oregon offers wine along with a vibrant lifestyle mixed with small town living residents lo...
Carlton, Oregon offers wine along with a vibrant lifestyle mixed with small town living residents love sharing with visitors.
Wine Country Chocolate is a shop with in the Jack London Village complex in Glen Ellen.
Wine Country Chocolate is a shop with in the Jack London Village complex in Glen Ellen.
No words can describe the devastation caused by the fires in California.
No words can describe the devastation caused by the fires in California.
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services
The little town of Glen Ellen is a gem of a place. It is the perfect getaway from suburban settings ...
The little town of Glen Ellen is a gem of a place. It is the perfect getaway from suburban settings which have become more sprawling in Sonoma and Napa Counties over the past few decades.
The rolling hills and surrounding mountains of Northern California s wine country
The rolling hills and surrounding mountains of Northern California's wine country
Johnny Khoury who works with brother Michael  was eager to talk about the sandwiches on the menu. Se...
Johnny Khoury who works with brother Michael, was eager to talk about the sandwiches on the menu. Seen here with Khoury are Justine and Nelly who help make the sandwiches and salads.
Strictly a wine tasting and sales establishment  the Valley Wine Shack in Sonoma does offer some com...
Strictly a wine tasting and sales establishment, the Valley Wine Shack in Sonoma does offer some complimentary food to go along with the selection of wines on the Wednesday night tasting specials.
Located just off of Highway 12 in Kenwood. Truly a unique-one-of-a-kind wine country of California e...
Located just off of Highway 12 in Kenwood. Truly a unique-one-of-a-kind wine country of California experience.
Courtesy of VJB Cellars and Vineyards, Kenwood, CA
The  Easter Egg Hunt Cake  will be one of the speciality items featured for the upcoming Easter Menu...
The "Easter Egg Hunt Cake" will be one of the speciality items featured for the upcoming Easter Menu for this spring season of 2014.
Courtesy of Crisp Bakeshop, Sonoma, CA
Pecan and nut chocolate disks are made with rich luxurious chocolate  all freshly made with high-qua...
Pecan and nut chocolate disks are made with rich luxurious chocolate, all freshly made with high-quality gourmet chocolate.
Roche family winery is just off the town square in Sonoma  on West Spain Street.
Roche family winery is just off the town square in Sonoma, on West Spain Street.

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