Press Releases

Official press releases about Sonoma County Winegrowers and their programs.

Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation Establishes Support Fund for Ag Workers Impacted by Floods

SANTA ROSA, Calif.  (March 27, 2019)  — The Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation (SCGGF) announced today it is establishing a recovery fund for ag workers and their families who were displaced from their homes during or impacted by the floods in February. The fund will serve to assist any workers who are employed by a farmer, […]

March 27, 2019

Record Participation Highlights 19th Annual Sonoma County Winegrowers Pruning Championship

Contest Showcases Skills and Talent Necessary for Bountiful Grape Harvest SANTA ROSA, Calif.  (February 22, 2019)  — A crowd of more than 150 winegrape farmers, vineyard managers, friends and family members gathered in a vineyard on a crisp winter morning to watch 56 vineyard workers, including the first woman entrant, compete for the honor of […]

February 25, 2019

Sonoma County Winegrowers Debut Cutting-Edge Augmented Reality Wine Label at Unified

First Wine Organization To Offer Hi-Tech Wine Label That Interacts with Consumers SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 30, 2019) – Looking to continue to tell their sustainable story in new and impactful ways, the Sonoma County Winegrape Growers will begin utilizing augmented reality in 2019 to reach wine drinkers interested in or wanting to learn about sustainability.  Sonoma […]

January 30, 2019

Sonoma County Winegrowers’ Mantra Remains “Be First, Be the Best and Lead” as it Closes in on its 100% Sustainability Goal

Will Utilize Augmented Reality and New Studio to Amplify Sustainability Outreach SANTA ROSA, Calif. (January 17, 2019) – Calling 2018 the “new normal” for farming winegrapes in Sonoma County during which the region sought to recover from the previous year’s devasting fires, Karissa Kruse, president of the Sonoma County Winegrowers, addressed the Sonoma County Winegrape […]

January 28, 2019

Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation Honors 44 Individuals with its 2018 Vineyard Employee Sustainability Recognition Award

Gabino Ramirez Recognized as the Vineyard Employee of the Year SANTA ROSA, Calif. (January 14, 2019) – Winegrape growers, vineyard employees, families, community leaders and Congressman Mike Thompson gathered at Saralee and Richard’s Barn at the Sonoma County Fairground on Saturday to recognize and celebrate 44 individuals who were recipients of the 2018 Vineyard Employee Sustainability […]

January 14, 2019