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Afternoon Brief, February 10

Afternoon Brief, February 10

Preliminary Winegrape Crush Report Is 4.0 Million Tons: The California Department of Food and Agricultures Preliminary Grape Crush Report for 2016 has been released. It is a critical barometer for the wine and grape industry, containing tons crushed and prices of wine grapes sold during the 2016 harvest…

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Sonoma County Vintners Announces New Organization Appointments

Sonoma County Vintners Announces New Organization Appointments

Community Connection Compliance Manager and 2017 Board Members SANTA ROSA, Calif. (February 2, 2017) – Sonoma County Vintners announced several new organizational appointments during their 2017 Annual Membership meeting on February 1, 2017. These included the hiring of a new Compliance Manager, as well as the appointment of two new Sonoma County Vintner Board members. Over […]

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Afternoon Brief, February 2

Afternoon Brief, February 2

Free or Discounted Wine Tasting Options Vanishing in Sonoma County: Back in what might be described as the good old days, consumers could waltz into any given tasting room on any given day in Sonoma County and enjoy several samples of locally produced, high quality wine at no cost…

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Sonoma County Vintners Announces Exciting, New Details for 2017 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sonoma County Vintners Announces Exciting, New Details for 2017 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

New Locations and Dates for Taste of Sonoma & Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction SANTA ROSA, Calif. (February 1, 2017) – Sonoma County Vintners announced today the exciting news that the 2017 “Taste of Sonoma,” one of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend’s most significant wine and food events, will be held at a new location: the beautiful Sonoma […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 27

Afternoon Brief, January 27

TCA Cork Tainted Wines Remain Low, but Screwcaps Stay Strong: Now that we’ve finished our annual look back at cork performance in Wine Spectator’s Napa office blind tastings from the past year, it appears the incidence of cork taint has remained near last year’s all-time low…

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Sonoma County Vintners Enlists a Panel of Master Sommeliers for Sonoma County Barrel Auction

Sonoma County Vintners Enlists a Panel of Master Sommeliers for Sonoma County Barrel Auction

(January 26, 2017; Santa Rosa, CA) An all-star panel of Master Sommeliers from around the country has once again been assembled to evaluate lot submissions for the Third Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction. Hosted by Sonoma County Vintners, the invite and trade-only Barrel Auction will take place on April 21, and will offer a selection […]

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Afternoon Brief, January 12

Afternoon Brief, January 12

Wine & Weed Symposium Announced: The Wine Industry Network today announced the launch of the Wine & Weed Symposium, a one-day intensive educational conference that will focus on the legalization of cannabis in California and the expected impact and opportunities that this presents to the wine industry…

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Sonoma County Vintners Announces the Appointment of Kelin Backman as Managing Director of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

Sonoma County Vintners Announces the Appointment of Kelin Backman as Managing Director of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

(January 11, 2017; Santa Rosa, CA)—The Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance announced today that Ms. Kelin Backman has accepted the position of Managing Director of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend has been named by “Wine Spectator” as one of America’s top three wine charity fundraisers. In her […]

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Afternoon Brief, December 16

Afternoon Brief, December 16

Premier Crude – Blackmail, Sex and Fraud: Here’s a judicial irony. John Fox, 66, who pled guilty in August to defrauding his wine customers at Berkeley’s bankrupt Premier Cru of $45 million, got a shorter prison sentence because he paid for sex…

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Afternoon Brief, December 15

Afternoon Brief, December 15

Winery Social Media Software VinTank Returns Under Avero Ownership: Five months since the shuttering of a Napa Valley-based VinTank software service that helped pioneer winery social media management, it’s back under new ownership, a New York-based company that helps thousands of restaurants nationwide manage operations…

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Third-Annual Sonoma County Vintners Barrel Auction to Offer Trade Buyers Rare and Unique Wines from Top Vintners on April 21, 2017

Third-Annual Sonoma County Vintners Barrel Auction to Offer Trade Buyers Rare and Unique Wines from Top Vintners on April 21, 2017

(December 15, 2016; Santa Rosa, CA) On April 21, 2017, over 250 of the nation’s top wine trade and media will gather for the third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction at Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa, Ca., to compete over one-of-a-kind Sonoma County wines. Presented by Sonoma County Vintners, the live auction will offer “never […]

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Top U.S. Sommeliers Attend 2016 Sonoma Summit

Top U.S. Sommeliers Attend 2016 Sonoma Summit

Santa Rosa, CA, November 17, 2016 – The 9th Annual Sonoma Summit brought 34 of America’s top wine buyers and sommeliers to Sonoma County for a three-day immersion in Sonoma County wines November 7-9. Sonoma Summit is jointly produced by Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma County Winegrowers. In addition to tasting 100 of Sonoma County’s finest […]

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Sonoma County Wines to Be Featured at Legal Sea Foods During Exclusive Partnership

Sonoma County Wines to Be Featured at Legal Sea Foods During Exclusive Partnership

Limited Time Menu Brings Sonoma County Wine Country to the East Coast SONOMA COUNTY, CA – October 24, 2016 – From October 24 to November 20, a “Wines of Sonoma County” menu will be available at select Legal Sea Foods locations as part of a limited time offer. More than two dozen locations in the […]

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Fast and Fabulous: Sonoma County’s Grape Harvest Races Towards Finish

Fast and Fabulous: Sonoma County’s Grape Harvest Races Towards Finish

Above Average Yield Brings End to Near-Perfect Growing Season SANTA ROSA, Calif.  (October 6, 2016) – Following months of near-perfect growing conditions, a heat wave in mid-September brought about a rapid pace to finish Sonoma County’s winegrape harvest with most varieties reaching the optimal flavor and ripening levels in the fruit.  About 90 percent of […]

Announcing 2017 Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction

Announcing 2017 Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction

Save the Date: Saturday, September 16 SANTA ROSA, Calif. (October 5, 2016) – The 2017 Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction date, location and Honorary Chairs are confirmed! The County’s leading annual fundraising event will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard, a new hub of wine education and culinary […]