"The Good Stuff"

What is "The Good Stuff?"
Chronicles of the Sonoma County Winegrowers

A new weekly series inspired by the good works of Sonoma County’s winegrowing community, written by noted journalist Virginie Boone, “The Good Stuff” will tell the stories of Sonoma County farmers from the ground up with a glass-half-full perspective.

Home to a billion-dollar wine industry, Sonoma County is also made up of a vast swath of multigenerational family farms, some 1,800 grape growers, who grow a wide variety of wine grapes, from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Merlot, some 66 varieties in all.

The first wine region to become 100% sustainable, Sonoma County is committed to environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic viability and remains one of the most diverse, dynamic and resilient regions in America. We’ll tell those stories in “The Good Stuff”, beginning August 10, 2022.

Browse below for latest columns

January 25th, 2023

The Growth of Sonoma County Chardonnay

"The Good Stuff" January 25, 2023  Virginie Boone  The Growth of Sonoma County Chardonnay Chardonnay…

January 17th, 2023

Jack London Should Have Stuck to Wine Grapes

"The Good Stuff" January 18, 2023  Virginie Boone  Jack London Should Have Stuck to Wine…

January 10th, 2023

When NFL Great and Wine Lover Joe Montana Made Sonoma County his Home

The Good Stuff January 11, 2023 Virginie Boone When NFL Great and Wine Lover Joe…

January 3rd, 2023

Sonoma County Wine Events in 2023 

The Good Stuff  January 4, 2023  Virginie Boone  Sonoma County Wine Events in 2023  Last…

December 27th, 2022

A Long History of Sonoma County Sparkling Wine 

The Good Stuff  December 28, 2022  Virginie Boone  A Long History of Sonoma County Sparkling…

December 20th, 2022

Books To Give and To Get 

The Good Stuff  December 21, 2022  Virginie Boone  Books To Give and To Get  If…

December 14th, 2022

Good Neighbors – Sonoma County and the Napa Valley share more than a county line 

The Good Stuff  December 14, 2022  Virginie Boone  Good Neighbors  Sonoma County and the Napa…

December 6th, 2022

When the Last Leaf Falls

The Good Stuff  December 7, 2022  Virginie Boone  When the Last Leaf Falls  A Vine’s…

November 30th, 2022

Three Cheers for Repeal Day 

The Good Stuff  November 30, 2022  Virginie Boone  Three Cheers for Repeal Day  It’s hard…

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