Each of these grower profiles highlight influential winegrowers who have helped shape Sonoma County’s vineyards and made a difference in our communities.
Kevin and Linda Barr
Championing the Cause of Sustainable Farming
Kevin and Linda Barr are two of Sonoma County’s most passionate, hardworking, and visionary farmers you’ll ever meet. Their style, personality and ethos are a perfect reflection of everything that makes Sonoma County one of the best places to live, work, or visit.
Worker Safety and Health Practices Support Sustainability
“This effort to become 100 percent certified speaks volumes about our love for the land in Sonoma County, our commitment to environmental stewardship and that we value what is important to our consumers, including being good employers.”
John and Terri Balletto
A Passion for the Land Based on a Philosophy of Balance and Elegance
When John Balletto started growing vegetables in 1977 at age 17, with the help of his mother, Hazel, after his father’s untimely death, he could not have known he was building an enterprise that would become the largest produce grower north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Glen and Pamela Gunsalus
Collaboration Helps Restore Watershed and Fish Habitat at Gunsalus Vineyard
With multiple research, teaching and consulting careers behind them, Glen and Pamela Gunsalus set out to plant a small hillside vineyard located west of Graton in Sonoma County with the goal of being sustainable.