Tag Archives: Russian River Valley

2012 Sonoma County Harvest Update – 10/22/12

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 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, […]

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 […]

Amazing Arista Winery

We will talk from time to time about our SCV winery members in this blog, and to kick things off, we will start at the beginning of the alphabet with Arista, located in an spectacular spot on Westside Road in Healdsburg with beautiful vistas in every direction, even as far as Mt. St. Helena on […]