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Press Release: 50 Years of Support Behind Napa County Measure Z

Longtime Napa Resident Warren Winiarski Stands Up For Open Space

Napa, Calif., Tuesday, November 8, 2016--Measure Z has many supporters voting for its passing today in Napa County, an ordinance to support parks and open space restoration and preservation. Among the most vocal is Warren Winiarski, a longtime Napa resident and open space advocate who has spent over 50 years championing agriculture and open space in Napa. Mr. Winiarski was among the original promoters of the Napa Ag Preserve passed in 1968, Measure J in 1990 and its extension Measure P in 2008, Measure I in 2006 and Measure Z this year, to which he donated $50,000 toward the campaign.

From Ag to Z, Mr. Winiarski has devoted time, energy and invested his personal finances into the success of these campaigns spanning 50 years in Napa Valley. Mr. Winiarski came to Napa Valley in 1964 as an apprentice winemaker and quickly recognized the importance of the unique environment of Napa terroir to the success of its wines. The enormous efforts behind the historic legislation of the Ag Preserve of 1968 turned into a life-long campaign for Mr. Winiarski to support and sponsor the agricultural and natural preservation of Napa Valley.

"Measure Z is a critical opportunity for the preservation of our cherished Napa community," said Mr. Winiarski. "The funds raised from Measure Z will provide lifelong benefits to the environmental quality of life that makes the Napa Valley so special. I am proud to support our open space and preserve for the future the work I began 50 years ago when I moved to Napa Valley."

If Measure Z passes by a two thirds vote today, it will enhance the good work of the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District, established with Measure I ten years ago.

About Warren Winiarski--

Warren Winiarski is a current Napa Valley resident and grape grower in the Coombsville AVA of Napa Valley, growing Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon on his acclaimed Arcadia Vineyards. He planted his first vineyard in 1970 in the Stag's Leap District.

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