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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 -...

Afternoon Brief, March 14

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Future Prospects for the International Wine Markets International wine markets undergo constant change. Traditional European wine markets decrease...

Afternoon Brief, February 21

Sonoma County Grape Growers Battle Frost After Early Bud Break Below-freezing temperatures that can damage Sonoma County's $575 million grape crop before it even develops are prompting some growers to launch an unusually early campaign to protect their vineyards from frost...

Afternoon Brief, January 19

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Richard Kunde, Champion of Sonoma County Wine, Agriculture, Dies at 75 Richard Kunde, the generous and sociable scion...

Afternoon Brief, January 18

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Wine’s Most Inspiring People 2018: Growing Grapes, Family, and Community in Sonoma County John and Terri Balletto planted...

Q&A John Balletto: Growing Grapes and a Family Wine Business in...

John and Terri Balletto were recognized as some of Wine's Most Inspiring People 2018 and on that occasion John shared some of his thoughts...