Water dispute bubbling in Central California wine region

Outlet: Fox News

September 3, 2013

PASO ROBLES, Calif. — Wine connoisseurs may be enjoying the latest Zinfandel or Syrah from the Paso Robles region, but residents are complaining the growing number of vineyards is straining the local water supply. A dispute has been bubbling lately between residents and winemakers over the use of an ancient aquifer that covers nearly 800 square miles and is large enough to support annual demand.