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Week of tasting events scheduled at top Austin retailers
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, May 6, 2009 – Sonoma County Vintners, the association of Sonoma County wineries promoting the region's diversity and quality, is headed to Austin May 18-21 for a series of wine seminars and tastings for Austin trade and consumers. The "Sonoma in the City: Austin" tour is also being sponsored by the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission and the Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance.
"We chose to come to Austin because as a city it is a good match for the wines of Sonoma County," explained SCV Executive Director Honore Comfort. "Austin has a vibrant restaurant scene and a central location. We think it's a great place to share Sonoma County's artisanal, food-friendly, high quality wines.."
In celebration of so many Sonoma wineries arriving in town, several Austin retailers are hosting events with Sonoma County Vintners member wineries during the week:
Sonoma County Vintners is the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, dedicated to raising awareness of Sonoma County as one of the world's premier wine regions, noted for its artisanal passion, diversity and distinctiveness, and quality. Through innovative, collaborative, and informative marketing programs, SCV increases awareness and improves the quality image of Sonoma County wines and member wineries. Founded in 1944, SCV represents more than 170 wineries of all sizes throughout the county. For more information about Sonoma County Vintners and its member wineries, visit www.sonomawine.com.