Media Coverage

Media coverage from around the globe about Sonoma County Winegrowers, as well as Sonoma County sustainability, grape growers and wines.

Industry leaders pleased, but not surprised, by crush report

Date of Coverage: March 7, 2018

Wine industry leaders say they’re pleased — but not entirely surprised — that a preliminary state report found that California’s grape crush in 2017 slightly surpassed the previous year’s tonnage. Last year’s crush totaled just over 4.23 million tons, up less than half a percent from the 2016 crush of nearly 4.22 million tons, according to […]

March 7, 2018

Wine Country Rises from the Ashes

Date of Coverage: February 28, 2018

The Napa and Sonoma fire departments did an admirable job of evacuating and saving lives as the fires raged for a week this past October. Very few wineries were actually damaged thanks to their efforts, but the same can’t be said for people’s homes. According to a study by the Cotati-based Wine Business Institute at Sonoma […]

February 28, 2018

Wine Words: Now, for the good news

Date of Coverage: February 28, 2018

With all that’s going on in our country, it’s time for some good news. We need not look further than in our own backyard. Having recently attended the Sonoma County Winegrowers’ annual meeting, let’s review their elaborate plans for the sustainability revolution they are strategically designing and implementing.

February 28, 2018

Paradise Ridge Winery faces rebuild challenges after Santa Rosa fire

Date of Coverage: February 26, 2018

If plans work out, visitors could start returning to Paradise Ridge Winery’s vineyard and sculpture garden in north Santa Rosa in coming months, but it likely will take longer than that for the return of the tasting room and hospitality center after the October wildfires. And rebuilding of the winery is still up in the […]

February 26, 2018

New Wine Label for Sonoma Sustainability

Date of Coverage: February 25, 2018

Recently, Sonoma County Winegrowers announced a plan to indicate its sustainability efforts on wine labels. To showcase this achievement, the Sonoma County Winegrowers debuted the sustainable label at the Sonoma County Winegrowers’ annual 27th Annual Dollars & $ense Seminar and Tradeshow. The organization’s initial pilot program partnered with Ferrai-Carano Vineyards and Winery and Dutton Estate […]

February 25, 2018