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Climate Affecting Napa Valley Grapes

Napa Valley, one of the world's prestigious wine-producing regions, is facing unprecedented threats.

Parts of America's wine heartland have seen wildfires tearing through vineyards and wineries, destroying crops, products and jobs. Smoke from near and distant fires can ruin the taste of a grower's precious grapes. Add to other risks like droughts and extreme heat, and conditions are forcing winemakers to adapt in innovative ways.

The impact on the U.S. economy is far-reaching, whether you know the difference between a Chardonnay and a Cabernet.

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