Media Coverage

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

Sonoma County Sustainability Program Close to Achieving Goal

Date of Coverage: February 21, 2018

The Sonoma County Sustainability Program is getting closer to their objective of being the first wine region in the country to be 100 percent sustainable in 2019.  The purpose behind the program is to help preserve the environment and agricultural lands, as well as multi-generational family farms.  Over 85 percent of the region’s vineyards are […]

February 21, 2018

Report Shows 46% Jump in Certified Sustainable Vineyards

Date of Coverage: February 21, 2018

California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) has released its first annual Certified Sustainable Report, highlighting the 127 wineries and 1,099 vineyards in California that are Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing. In 2017, the certification program saw a 46% growth in the number of certified vineyards and 20% growth in the number of certified wineries.

February 21, 2018

Sonoma County grape growers battle frost after early bud break

Date of Coverage: February 20, 2018

Below-freezing temperatures that can damage Sonoma County’s $575 million grape crop before it even develops are prompting some growers to launch an unusually early campaign to protect their vineyards from frost. Pockets of vineyards across the county have been awakened early from their winter slumber by mild, dry weather over the past week, leaving them vulnerable to […]

February 20, 2018

Sonoma Stories: The lifesaver that Ron Rubin wants to see at every Sonoma County winery

Date of Coverage: February 18, 2018

A shocking little machine saved the life of vintner, purveyor of premium tea and ex-marathon runner Ron Rubin. He now wants to boost the likelihood that one of the devices is nearby should your survival depend on it. Rubin yearns to see automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, placed at each of Sonoma County’s 450 wineries.

February 18, 2018

Shining a light on Sonoma’s women-owned wineries

Date of Coverage: February 17, 2018

“During the eight years that I was helping to operate a boutique winery, I witnessed hardworking women throughout the industry being marginalized every place from sales meetings to the cellar floor,” says Amy Bess Cook. “I wanted to do something positive to celebrate their work.”

February 17, 2018