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Noted American Wine Regions Join Forces to Protest ICANN’s Release of .wine and .vin Domain Names

Nearly 2,000 American wineries decry misappropriation of hard-fought regional name recognition July 2, 2014, St. Helena, CA—Seven noted American wine regions have banded together in opposition to the rights-to-the-highest-bidder release of generic top level domain names (gTLDs) such as .wine and .vin by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The regional wine […]

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Doubles Contributions and Delivers Over One Million Dollars to Local Charities

Wine Community and Recipients Gather at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn for Check Presentation March 7 Sonoma County, CA, March 7, 2014 – A record-breaking total of $1,086,350 in contributions to 44 Sonoma County non-profit organizations was distributed today from the hugely successful 2013 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. Over 100 guests representing Sonoma County’s wine industry […]

Sonoma County Named Wine Region of the Year by Swedish Wine Group

  Group Leadership Visits Sonoma County to Prepare for Events and Tastings for over 23,500 European Wine Consumers Sonoma County, CA – February 11, 2014 — The leadership of Swedish wine club Munskänkarna traveled to Sonoma County this week to formally announce their selection of Sonoma County and Napa as the group’s “Wine Regions of the […]

SONOMA COUNTY TO BECOME NATION’S FIRST 100% SUSTAINABLE WINE REGION

Chardonnay vineyard in Graton, Green Valley of Russian River Valley, Sonoma County. Photo: George Rose Wine Growers & Wineries Partner To Benefit Environment and Local Economy Press Release from Sonoma County Winegrowers and Sonoma County Vintners SANTA ROSA, Calif. (January 15, 2014) — Sonoma County wines are renowned throughout the world for their award-winning quality […]

Tell Your Favorite Non-Profit: Applications Due January 15 for $370,000 in Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Community Grants

Sonoma County non-profit organizations are invited to submit applications for Community Grants from the proceeds of the 2013 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. A total of $370,000 will be donated early next year to local charitable non-profit organizations by the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation and the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation, the foundations associated with […]

SONOMA COUNTY COMPLETES PHENOMENAL 2013 HARVEST

Back-to-back outstanding vintages praised by winegrowers & winemakers throughout Sonoma County’s 16 AVA’s By Sean Carroll, Sonoma County Winegrowers November 14, 20013 — With Sonoma County’s 2013 harvest season now complete, many winegrowers and winemakers are touting this year’s exceptional quality seen throughout our 16 AVA’s. The region experienced another ideal growing season that was […]

2013 SONOMA COUNTY HARVEST SEASON HITS THE HOME STRETCH

By Sean Carroll, Sonoma County Winegrowers Sonoma County’s 2013 harvest season has turned the corner and headed down the home stretch.  Current reports are showing that the region is approximately 85%-90% complete, with mostly Zinfandel and some Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Pinot Noir, and Syrah still on the vines. Winegrowers anticipate harvest finishing up within the […]