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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

Outgoing Board Member Profile: Kevin Barr

As a longtime Sonoma County grape grower, Kevin Barr is no stranger to the origin of Sonoma County Winegrowers. Barr always knew he wanted to live a life in agriculture; his trekking back and forth between his home in Marin and his family’s sheep farm in Mendocino as a youngster set the vision for a […]

August 4, 2017

Outgoing Board Member Profile: Richard Mounts

Richard Mounts is a committed farmer and family man, being the second generation to run the family’s 140-acre estate in Dry Creek Valley. Mounts’ father, Jack, purchased the first 60 acres of land in 1946 to raise sheep and farm prunes—this is the land upon which Mounts was raised. He only veered away from the […]

August 4, 2017

Summer 2017 Vine Times – Available Now!

We are pleased to announce the new issue of our Vine Times Newsletter! Published and delivered the last week of July, the Summer 2017 Vine Times newsletter features exciting information about recent awards and recognition, marketing news, sustainability updates, grower news and events, as well as organizational updates. If you did not receive a printed […]

July 28, 2017