Media Coverage

Media coverage from around the globe about Sonoma County Winegrowers, as well as Sonoma County sustainability, grape growers and wines.

Another Stellar Sonoma County Wine Harvest Begins

Date of Coverage: August 14, 2017

Record winter rainfall, a mild spring, a scorching summer and a serious labor shortage are just some of the challenges Sonoma County winegrowers have experienced this year.  Being tested as never before, local winegrape farmers began the 2017 harvest for sparkling wines in some parts of Sonoma County late last week with early expectations calling […]

August 14, 2017

Sonoma County businesses go green to get into black

Date of Coverage: August 13, 2017

Local businesses are embracing the concept of sustainability amid the realization that going green — besides having a positive impact on the planet — can also bring their bottom line into the black.

August 13, 2017

Your Top California Wine-Tasting Itinerary: Napa and Sonoma

Date of Coverage: August 10, 2017

When it comes to California wines, Napa steals all of the attention. But like a great pinot noir, the California wine scene is complex. Only 10 percent of the state’s 4,700 wineries reside in the winemaking area, according to the Napa Valley Vintners. That leaves many regions to explore.

August 10, 2017

Vintners rally to preserve Russian River Valley’s historic Zinfandel vineyards

Date of Coverage: August 9, 2017

Mike Officer had seen this story before, and he knew how it usually ended.  Some old Zinfandel vines were about to be ripped out. These weren’t just any Zinfandel vines. This was Papera Ranch, a historic vineyard planted in 1934 at the corner of Santa Rosa’s Piner and Olivet roads.

August 9, 2017

Master Winemaker Pierre Seillan Reflects on His 50th Vintage

Date of Coverage: August 9, 2017

The French vigneron behind Sonoma’s Vérité has watched the wine world change around him.

August 9, 2017