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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (September 12, 2019) – Five years ago, the Sonoma County Winegrowers (SCW) made a bold declaration to the wine world that its more than 1,800 winegrowers were committed to becoming the nation’s first 100% certified sustainable wine region in 2019. Today, Karissa Kruse, president of the Sonoma County Winegrowers, addressed the local […]

September 12, 2019

Sustainable Winegrowing Field Day

On Friday, July 26 from 7:00 am – 2:00 pm SCW is hosting our annual Sustainability Winegrowing Field Day on at our new offices 3245 Guerneville Road in Santa Rosa.  With the ever-increasing cost and shortage of qualified labor, the desire to economize vineyard operations via mechanization has become increasingly important. A main part of the agenda will be spent […]

July 10, 2019

Sonoma County Winegrowers Share Early Outlook on 2019 Harvest Crop Expected

Sonoma County Winegrowers Share Early Outlook on 2019 Harvest Crop Expected As It Nears 100% Sustainability, Local Wines Bearing New Logo Will Hit the Market SANTA ROSA, Calif. (July 2, 2019) – As Sonoma County Winegrape Growers close in on its goal of reaching 100% sustainability this year, there is an awful lot to celebrate. […]

July 9, 2019

Statement from Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers

Today, the fires continue to burn out of control, power and cell service is spotty and access around Sonoma County is still highly restricted. With more than 90% of the winegrape harvest completed in Sonoma County, many growers in safe zones are heading out today to begin picking the remainder of their crops provided they […]

October 11, 2017

Outgoing Board Member Profile: Duff Bevill

Duff Bevill has been involved in the Sonoma County grape growing scene since 1973, when he moved to the county and went to work for Joe Vogensen in Dry Creek Valley in March of that year. Bevill explains this time as “the first big post-prohibition wine grape boom,” before the economy took a downturn a […]

August 4, 2017