Media Coverage

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

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

Napa, Sonoma grape harvest begins

Date of Coverage: August 7, 2017

The 2017 grape harvest began early Monday morning as workers in both Napa and Sonoma counties picked pinot noir grapes that will be turned into premium sparkling wine.  The small Monday morning pick symbolizes the growing season’s culmination for a crop that has driven the North Coast’s economy for generations.

August 7, 2017

Wine grape harvest begins in Carneros region of Napa, Sonoma counties

Date of Coverage: August 7, 2017

The 2017 grape harvest began early Monday morning in American Canyon as a crew of about 40 workers quickly and efficiently picked rows of pinot noir grapes that will go into premium sparkling wine that has driven the North Coast economy for generations.

August 7, 2017

What to Drink Now: Spectacular Sparkling Wines

Date of Coverage: August 3, 2017

The occasion of toasting the day is reason enough to open that special bottle of sparkling wine. Here are a few selections from producers in the United States who are doing it right. (A few offerings were sent for editorial consideration or tasted gratis at the winery.)

August 3, 2017