Press Releases

Official press releases about Sonoma County Winegrowers and their programs.

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’ 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

2018 harvest update 2

Mother Nature Delivers Long, Beautiful Growing Season For Sonoma County Winegrape Growers

2018 Harvest May Be Remembered as a Classic SANTA ROSA, Calif.(October 29, 2018)—While local winegrape growers haven’t taken to dancing in the vineyards, this year’s dance with Mother Nature is one that will likely be fondly remembered. This season had an interesting but moderate mix of conditions.  The year started slow with little pressure from […]

October 29, 2018

2018 harvest update 1

2018 Winegrape Harvest Begins Today in Sonoma County

Near Perfect Summer Growing Conditions Builds Excitement For an Outstanding Vintage as First Grapes are Picked SANTA ROSA, Calif. (August 15, 2018)—The first grapes of the 2018 vintage of Sonoma County’s famed winegrapes were picked today in vineyards throughout the county. At Sangiacomo Family Vineyards, harvest crews converged on a 5-acre vineyard block on Broadway near […]

August 15, 2018

Sonoma County Winegrowers Sunnyview Vineyard Location

Sonoma County Winegrowers Moving Offices to the Vineyard

Unique Location Reflects Group’s Commitment to Sustainability SANTA ROSA, Calif.  (July 31, 2018) – When you are working to become the nation’s first 100 percent sustainable winegrowing region, there is no better place to meet, educate and demonstrate sustainable winegrowing techniques than in the vineyard.  With that in mind, the Sonoma County Winegrowers have announced […]

July 31, 2018