The Napa Valley needs water! California needs water! This is a welcome sight in the Napa Valley wine country. Recent rains have dumped several inches of water on Napa Valley vineyards and elsewhere in California. Some of this vital rainwater is captured and directed into wells for use later in the vineyard growing season. Later this week another big storm is predicted to hit the area. The big question remains: Will the year 2015 bring us back to normal or above normal rainfall? This photo was taken near the Ballentine Vineyards in the St.Helena area of the Napa Valley. Water is directed into a large drainage ditch that runs the length of the vineyards. What a beautiful time of the year in the Napa Valley!
St. Helena Wine Route – wineries near St. Helean on Highway 29