Press Releases

Official press releases about Sonoma County Winegrowers and their programs.

Wine Community Rallies to Provide Aid and Resources to Fire Victims

Wine Industry Organizations Throughout California Form Support Network to Assist Vintners in Three Counties; Leaders Call for National Support SANTA ROSA, Calif. (October 11, 2017)—Wine industry leaders have formed a support network to provide immediate assistance and long-term aid to victims of the fires ravaging Northern California and are calling on the national wine community […]

October 11, 2017

Cooler Weather and Thunder Storms Are the Latest Additions to Sonoma County’s 2017 Wine Harvest Saga

           Intense Heat Wave Gives Way to Wet and Cooler Conditions  When the book is closed on the 2017 Sonoma County winegrape harvest, “weather” will need to dominate the conversation as Mother Nature continues to impact the efforts of local farmers as they harvest this year’s crop.  The year began with […]

September 27, 2017

Sonoma County Winegrowers’ Center for Ag Sustainability Announce Impressive Roster of Experts and Leaders

Strategic Think Tank Will Have Range of Backgrounds and Perspectives Focused on Four Key Challenges Facing Sonoma County SANTA ROSA, Calif.  (September 12, 2017) – The Sonoma County Winegrowers will launch its Center for Ag Sustainability on October 12 with an impressive group of national experts who will be meeting to identify and discuss topics […]

September 13, 2017

Sonoma County Wine Harvest Off to a Fast Start

    August Heat Wave Increases Sugar Levels Leading to Early Harvest  SANTA ROSA, Calif. September 7, 2017 – Ask any winegrape grower to describe the grape harvest in Sonoma County and you typically hear “harvest time is like a marathon.”  When it comes to the 2017, harvest has taken off like a sprint and […]

September 7, 2017

Another Stellar Sonoma County Wine Harvest Begins

       Will Winter Rains Produce Vintage Crop? SANTA ROSA, Calif.  (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 […]

August 15, 2017