Water conference? It might sound boring to the average wine aficionado but it's anything but. Water has everything to do with how well wine grapes are grown (either too much or too little) and the evidence suggests way too much is being used - more than what is needed both in the vineyard and in the cellar.
Thursday, Napa County, state and EPA officials, winemakers, and local people will gather to discuss the state of the art on water management in Napa County.
The conference takes place from 9 to 4 at the Yountville Community Center. Info at napawatersheds.org. Cost is $25 for the day and includes lunch.