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 reportDate 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 […]
Wine Country Rises from the AshesDate 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 […]
Wine Words: Now, for the good newsDate 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.
Paradise Ridge Winery faces rebuild challenges after Santa Rosa fireDate 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 […]
New Wine Label for Sonoma SustainabilityDate 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 […]