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UPDATED Oct. 11, 2 p.m. PST

• Artesa Winery in Carneros reported that the fire reached their property and affected some of their estate vineyards, but the winery itself did not sustain any damage.

UPDATED Oct. 10, 5 p.m. PST

• "Right now, the fires remain in Carneros, and we won't know the impact of the fires until we can assess the damage," said Carla Bosco, Carneros Wine Alliance board chair. "Our two local fire crews, Carneros and Schell-Vista, have been amazing in protecting Carneros, and we are grateful for their diligent work."

UPDATED Oct. 10, 1 p.m. PST

• Staff at Domaine Carneros have reported that they are OK.


 
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They call it “The Championship of Bags,” and ESPN was there. Sort of.

In July, players of all skill levels gathered in North Carolina for the American Cornhole League’s championship tournament. Before you ask, yes, there is an American Cornhole League. Their main event caught the attention of ESPN3, the go-to channel for competitive video gaming, ultimate frisbee, and hot dog eating contests.

Televised cornhole has yet to arrive in Napa, but on a recent Saturday afternoon a more discreet tournament took place. The scene was Carneros, Napa Valley’s southernmost region originally known for its sheep, then its wines — and now, for flying beanbags.

Organized by The Carneros Wine Alliance (CWA), a marketing group focused on promoting the Carneros AVA, the event at Liana Estates on Las Amigas Road doubled as a fundraiser for the Carneros and Schell-Vista fire departments. Like most Napa Valley fundraisers, wine and food were abundant. But the latter-day version of lawn darts was a new feature...

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You are invited to join Carneros wineries and enjoy a summer evening of the latest wine releases as well as a lively game of cornhole during the Carneros Wine Alliance Carneros Wine Tasting and Cornhole Tournament, Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Liana Estates in Napa. The event will start with a wine tasting of Carneros all-stars including Bouchaine, Cuvaison, Etude, Hyde, Liana Estates, Schug, and Truchard Vineyards. The tasting will be followed by community cornhole tournament with all proceeds donated
to the Carneros and Schell-Vista Fire Departments...
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Carneros wine tasting and Cornhole tournament

The Carneros Wine Alliance will host its first Wine Tasting & Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 12 at Liana Estates in Napa. Sonoma’s Schug and Hyde wineries will participate along with Bouchaine, Cuvaison, Etude and Truchard Vineyards.

The late afternoon wine tasting will be followed by the Cornhole Tournament. What is it? It’s an old game where participants toss bags of corn or beans through holes in boards – which is over simplifying it. All proceeds will be donated to the Schell-Vista and Carneros fire department. $40. 4 to 6 p.m. 2750 Las Amigas, Napa. Tickets at Carneros.com/events.

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Wine Tasting and Cornhole Tournament: Carneros Wine Alliance’s inaugural wine tasting and cornhole tournament begins with a sampling of Carneros all-stars including Bouchaine, Cuvaison, Liana Estates and more, followed by a lively cornhole tournament. Additional wine by the glass and Carneros inspired concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit  the Carneros and Schell-Vista Fire Department. 4-6 p.m. Aug. 12. Liana Estates, 2750 Las Amigas, Napa. $40. Carneros.com/events.

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Carneros, Napa and Sonoma, CA, July 12, 2017 – The Carneros Wine Alliance today announced that their first Carneros Wine Tasting and Cornhole Tournament will take place Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Liana Estates in Napa. The event will start with a wine tasting of Carneros all-stars including Bouchaine, Cuvaison, Etude, Hyde, Liana Estates, Schug, and Truchard Vineyards. The tasting will be followed by community cornhole tournament. All proceeds will be donated to the Carneros and Schell-Vista Fire Departments.

“Carneros is a tight-knit, lively family and what better way to showcase that than to invite the community to join us for a Cornhole Tournament this summer,” said Carla Bosco, Carneros Wine Alliance Board Chair. “It will be the perfect summer evening of coming together and enjoying the fantastic wines from the Carneros region.”

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online at Carneros.com/events. Liana Estates is located at 2750 Las Amigas in Napa, California.

Carneros, Napa and Sonoma, CA, July 12, 2017 – The Carneros Wine Alliance today announced that their first Carneros Wine Tasting and Cornhole Tournament will take place Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Liana Estates in Napa. The event will start with a wine tasting of Carneros all-stars including Bouchaine, Cuvaison, Etude, Hyde, Liana Estates, Schug, and Truchard Vineyards. The tasting will be followed by community cornhole tournament. All proceeds will be donated to the Carneros and Schell-Vista Fire Departments.

“Carneros is a tight-knit, lively family and what better way to showcase that than to invite the community to join us for a Cornhole Tournament this summer,” said Carla Bosco, Carneros Wine Alliance Board Chair. “It will be the perfect summer evening of coming together and enjoying the fantastic wines from the Carneros region.”

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online at Carneros.com/events. Liana Estates is located at 2750 Las Amigas in Napa, California.

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When you look at the expanse of rolling Carneros countryside covered with grapevines, it’s hard to believe that the area was once thought to be suitable only as pastureland for sheep. Hence the name — “carneros” is Spanish for sheep.

There was good reason: It’s not easy to grow grapes in Carneros, which stretches across the southern ends of Napa and Sonoma counties. The soils are shallow and weak; what little water there is drains off quickly to the sloughs and marshes of San Pablo Bay; and the climate is cold and windy. Nevertheless, the first vineyards were planted there in the 1830s...

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Carneros Wine Alliance
The Carneros Wine Alliance is a non-profit association of wineries and grape-growers in the Carneros American Viticultural Area (AVA).  Carneros is the only appellation located at the crossroads of two major wine regions, the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.  Influenced by the maritime breezes and fog from its southern border with the San Pablo Bay, Carneros produces the region’s finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and sparkling wines. The Carneros Wine Alliance is committed to promoting the distinction, diversity and above all, quality, of the grapes and wines from Carneros.