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Sonoma County Harvest 2012 Update 1: Initial Reports Indicate Great Conditions and Quality

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, […]

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Gross Totals Up, Events Raise More Than $1.6 Million for Non-Profits

(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 […]

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 […]

Sonoma County Wines and Legal Sea Foods – A Perfect Pairing

Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma County Winegrape Commission just completed a month-long promotion for Sonoma County wines at Legal Sea Foods restaurants throughout the East Coast, and in the words of Legal Sea Foods’ Vice President of Beverage, Sandy Block, MW, “The program that you facilitated with us to promote Sonoma County wine and culture […]