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40th AVA Celebration

In 1983, the Sonoma County wine-growing regions of Carneros, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, Knights Valley, and Russian River Valley/Green Valley all received designation as...

Permit Sonoma Leads “Visioning” Sessions for Cannabis Regulation

The public is greatly encouraged to be a part of the planning for the future of weed cultivation in the County over the next...

Sonoma Wineries Face Growing Permitting Burdens for Business Operations

The ongoing struggle between wineries and Sonoma County to determine the future of permitting for winery activities and events is coming closer to conclusive guidelines...

Sonoma County Winery Event Permit Meeting Leaves Vintners Frustrated with Process

Last Thursday’s virtual forum organized by Sonoma County’s Permit Sonoma to ostensibly open up conversation about event permitting for wineries in Sonoma County, had over 200 stakeholders taking time out to participate, but many vintners felt it was a charade.

Wine Is in Decline, but Sonoma Still Sees Growth and Opportunity

This year the Sonoma County Winegrowers’ annual Dollars and $ense meeting was held in conjunction with the Sonoma County Vintners, and Glenn Proctor, Board...

Sonoma County Shines in Wine Enthusiasts Wine Star Awards Nominations

Three local executives and entire Sonoma County region honored SANTA ROSA, Calif. (September 6, 2018) – Outstanding wines and innovative leadership abound in Sonoma County,...

Afternoon Brief, August 21

California Gold Goes Global: According to Liv-ex, the wider world is waking up to California ...

2018 Winegrape Harvest Begins Today in Sonoma County

Near Perfect Summer Growing Conditions Builds Excitement for an Outstanding Vintage as First Grapes are Picked SANTA ROSA, Calif.  (August 15, 2018) - The first...

Afternoon Brief, August 6

French Wine Scientists Create 'Supergrapes' That Do Not Require Pesticides French wine scientists have come up with four revolutionary supergrape varieties they say are impervious to rot and thus require almost no pesticides...

Afternoon Brief, July 3

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Fire Risk for Napa County Vineyards A huge wildfire has crossed over into Napa County, less than a...

Afternoon Brief, June 13

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Napa's Watershed C Vote at a Standstill Poor voter response, mail-in ballots and bureaucracy stall a decision on...

Cannabis and Wine, Unlikely Bedfellows Fall Under Similar Scrutiny

As Sonoma County Supervisors weigh and discuss how the cannabis industry should be regulated, concern is rising that those regulations could in turn affect other agricultural industries in the county. As the cannabis industry reels from restrictions, Sonoma County is losing potential business and tax dollars while cannabis growers leave their operations to counties with fewer restrictions.

Russian River Valley AVA Wines Delivered Nearly 40% of Total Sonoma...

Russian River Valley Winemakers Shine at SoCo Barrel Auction                               ...

Afternoon Brief, May 22

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping: Zinfandel and Rosé on the Rise, While Red Blends Underperform Their Peers In January, we...

Afternoon Brief, May 15

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Lasers Battle Birds in Sonoma County Vineyard Scarecrows, raptors and robotic facsimiles, propane cannons, reflective flags, netting -...