As Harvest 2012 continues, the spike in temperatures has growers and vintners racing to pick, crush, and store this year’s bounty of quality grapes throughout Sonoma County. Our traveling photographer, George Rose, shared a couple of shots from his travels to Carneros this week.
Sonoma County, CA, September 28, 2012– With harvest well underway throughout Sonoma County following a growing season that was as textbook perfect as few vintners and growers can remember, Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma County Winegrowers will be issuing a series of harvest updates from the perspective of vintners based in the region’s largest appellations, [...]
Enjoy these photos of the 2012 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend including “Taste of Sonoma” at MacMurray Ranch, and the “Sonoma Shambala” wine auction at Chateau St. Jean.
(Sonoma County, CALIF.) — Attendees enjoyed the exotic theme of “Sonoma Shambala” at the Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction at Chateau St. Jean, the grand finale of the fifth annual Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, August 31 – September 2, 2012 which raised essential dollars in support of Sonoma County non-profits. Gross proceeds, due to the [...]
George Rose shared this series of photos capturing night harvesting work by J Vineyards & Winery of Chardonnay for sparkling wine at their West Side Road Vineyard in Russian River Valley, Sonoma County.
The latest edition of Sunset Magazine has the Sonoma County wine community buzzing! They have done a side-by-side comparison and rating of Napa Valley and Sonoma County, complete with scores for each reviewing sub-category, and an overall score that put Sonoma County ahead of Napa Valley by one tiny point. Sonoma County-based writer Rod Smith makes [...]
Pinot Gris photographed at Preston Vineyard in Russian River Valley shows veraison, or changing of color in the grape clusters. As the growing season progresses here in Sonoma County, and the all-green clusters of grapes begin to change color in a process called veraison (A French word commonly pronounced “veraision” by Americans), it is a signal [...]
Fog is a very important part of winegrowing here in Sonoma County, where 70 miles of Pacific coastline combine with diverse topography and several points of entry along the coast to create an array of climatic conditions, which is the reason Sonoma County produces such a wide array of wines of high quality. Here at E&J Gallo [...]
Sonoma County is now well past the frost phase, and thankfully the pressures this year were minimal. The next stressor for grape growers comes when delicate flowers are on the vines, leading to the set of the grape clusters, which turns out to be a good indication of yield. If something happens during these key [...]
For the first time in our history, SCV is bringing Sonoma in the City tastings and seminars to Asia. We hosted a trade event in Tokyo, Japan, and then traveled to Hong Kong to present Sonoma County wines at VinExpo Hong Kong. Our presence at VinExpo includes collaboration with Evan Goldstein, MS to conduct a [...]