Press Releases

Press Releases


Sonoma County Winegrowers Win Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award

Nearly two years ago to the day that Sonoma County Winegrowers announced a goal to become the nation’s first 100% sustainable winegrowing region, the organization has been recognized with California’s highest environmental honor – the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA).

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Sonoma County Winegrowers Move to Strenghten Local Community With Relaunch of Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation

As they move closer to their quest to become the first 100% sustainable winegrowing region, Sonoma County Winegrowers announced they are expanding their efforts in 2016 to focus on the socially-responsible component of sustainability with the relaunch of the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation. The Foundation will work with a number of community-based organizations and government agencies to provide resources and support for agricultural employees and their families.

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Sonoma County Winegrowers Annual Sustainability Report 2016

Sonoma County Winegrowers Release 2nd Annual Sustainability Report Documenting Impressive Progress Towards 100% Goal

After Just Two Years Almost Half of County’s Vineyard Acreage is Certified Sustainable

SANTA ROSA, Calif.  (January 13, 2016) – As Sonoma County’s reputation around the world as a leader in sustainability continues to grow, the march towards its 100% goal picked up major momentum in 2015, according to the findings released in the Sonoma County Winegrowers’ 2nd Annual Sustainability Report.

Among the highlights of the past twelve months:

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Sonoma County Winegrape Growers Approve Commission Referendum

As it seeks to become the nation’s first 100% sustainable winegrowing region, Sonoma County’s winegrape growers voted overwhelmingly to continue self-funding the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission (Sonoma County Winegrowers) for the next five years, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. More than 88% of the growers who voted agreed to continue to pay a mandatory assessment on the grapes they sell to fund marketing and educational programs administered by the Commission and designed to promote and protect Sonoma County as a world-renowned wine region.

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Sonoma County Winegrowers Announce 2015/2016 Commissioners

The Sonoma County Winegrowers (SCW) are excited to announce their 2015/2016 Commissioners, including seven incumbents, as well as the election of one new and two past Commissioners representing some of Sonoma County’s top vineyard properties, families, regions, and industry leaders.