Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma County Winegrowers, in partnership with Full Circle Wine Solutions, presented the fifth annual Sonoma Summit November 5-7 at wineries and vineyards throughout Sonoma County. The event convened 31 top wine decision makers from across the US and Canada for three days of intensive tastings and education under the tutelage of [...]
With harvest wrapped up for most of Sonoma County, bringing what is being called a textbook perfect growing season to a close, Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma County Winegrowers are issuing their third and final harvest update from the perspectives of vintners and growers based in the region’s largest appellations, accompanied by comments from [...]
Sonoma County Harvest 80% In as Vintners Race to Completion Sonoma County, CA, October 22, 2012 – With harvest nearing completion throughout Sonoma County following a growing season that was textbook perfect, Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma County Winegrowers will be issuing a series of harvest updates from the perspective of vintners and growers based in the [...]
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 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 [...]
Nick Frey, President of the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission, is a great source for news from the vineyards across Sonoma County’s 15 AVAs. You can follow him on twitter at @Sonomagrapes for all of the latest, but here is today’s news: Dry Creek grenache began flowering last week. Alexander Valley Chardonnay is in full bloom now; [...]
Whew! The main day of Sonoma in the City LA, which featured a VIP morning session, an afternoon Trade Tasting and an evening Consumer Tasting event featuring over 60 Sonoma County wineries, played to appreciative Angelenos from dawn until dusk. Here, captured by George Rose, are a few photos from the events. The Sonoma County [...]
Dry Creek Valley is considered Sonoma County’s most zinfandel-focused region, and the heritage of growing and making Zinfandel runs deep here, with over a century of rich history. Pictured are some heritage zinfandel vines, which are just starting to get new green leaves and shoots for the 2012 vintage.