Media Coverage

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

Sonoma, Napa vineyards 99% undamaged by wildfires, survey finds

Date of Coverage: February 8, 2018

A Wine Business Institute concludes virtually none of the vineyards in the North Bay were affected by the October wildfires, though tasting room traffic and sales dropped. Preliminary findings indicate 99.8 percent, or 138,937 of 139,204 acres were unaffected, the Sonoma State University-based institute announced. The figures are based on a survey of more than 200 vineyard […]

February 8, 2018

Sonoma, Napa grape growers waiting to see how vineyards were changed by Wine Country wildfires

Date of Coverage: February 7, 2018

As he walks down a row of pruned zinfandel vines, Russ Messana plays a waiting game. His family’s Bastoni Vineyard on Riebli Road was right in the path of the Tubbs fire, but his house and 19 acres of vineyards were mostly unscathed — with the exception of some vines along the edges of the property. Those […]

February 7, 2018

Sonoma County Wine to be Served at the Oscars

Date of Coverage: February 6, 2018

The official Oscars after party, the Governors Ball, is about to get a taste of Sonoma. Following the awards ceremony on March 4, celebrities will be toasting their wins (or drinking away their losses) with wines from acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola’s Sonoma County wine brand. Coppola has won six Oscars himself, some of which are on […]

February 6, 2018

Corey Beck named CEO of The Family Coppola wine, film, food ventures

Date of Coverage: February 2, 2018

Filmmaker, vintner, restaurateur and hotelier Francis Ford Coppola promoted Corey Beck from head of his namesake Sonoma County winery to oversee all his businesses, save one. According to the announcement Friday, Beck now oversees not only Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville but also Virginia Dare Winery (the former Geyser Peak facility nearby), newly launched Great […]

February 2, 2018

Sonoma Country’s First Female Winegrowers President Karissa Kruse Advises: Don’t Settle

Date of Coverage: January 30, 2018

Karissa Kruse has worked for massive brands like General Mills, Universal Studios, and Mattel, but her current job gives her something to wine about. The Sonoma County Winegrowers President is the first female to hold the position. After moving to the region in 2007, and joining the organization in 2012, she earned her current title in […]

January 30, 2018