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Sunset Magazine Takes on Napa Valley vs. Sonoma County — And Sonoma County Wins!

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 […]

Veraison in Russian River Valley

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 […]