Phylloxera In Napa Valley: Then and Now You may not know that Phylloxera, the insect that wiped out France's vineyards in the 1800s, also hit Napa. This is that story.
What Does Finding Phylloxera Mean for Washington Wine? News has been buzzing over the Walla Walla discovery of a pest that once decimated almost all European wine. But what does it really mean for Washington?
Meet Wine’s Worst Enemy, Phylloxera In the 1800s, the American pest, phylloxera, killed half of France’s vineyards and forever changed how wine is produced.