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Tickets Now Available for the Sonoma County Wine Auction September 15-16, 2017 at La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard

Tickets Now Available for the Sonoma County Wine Auction September 15-16, 2017 at La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard

The Sonoma County Wine Auction has Raised $24 Million for Charitable Partners SANTA ROSA, Calif. (June 21, 2017) – Tickets are now available for the two-day Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature®. Savvy collectors will have the opportunity to acquire Sonoma’s elite wines and bid on once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences during Sonoma County’s largest […]

Sonoma County Barrel Auction Continues to Break Records as Third Annual Event Raises $794,500

Sonoma County Barrel Auction Continues to Break Records as Third Annual Event Raises $794,500

(April 21, 2017; Santa Rosa, CA) Sonoma County Vintners celebrated a successful third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction on April 21, after 90 one-of-a-kind Sonoma County wine lots raised a record-setting $794,500. With over 250 members of the wine trade and media in attendance for the live auction at Santa Rosa’s Vintners Inn, and additional […]

Sonoma County Vintners Appoints Gregory Walsh to Board of Directors

Sonoma County Vintners Appoints Gregory Walsh to Board of Directors

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (April 18, 2017) – Sonoma County Vintners has announced the appointment of Gregory Walsh to the Board of Directors. Walsh is a Managing Partner of Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty and the lead Partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. He will fill the position on the board that previously belonged to […]

Icons of Wine to Be Honored at Sonoma County Barrel Auction, AVA Preview Events Highlighted

Icons of Wine to Be Honored at Sonoma County Barrel Auction, AVA Preview Events Highlighted

Fourth Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction to be held April 20, 2018 (April 5, 2017; Santa Rosa, CA) Sonoma County Vintners will honor three of the region’s winemaking Icons this year at the 3rd Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction. Nominated by peers for their contributions and lifetime body of work, Jim Bundschu of Gundlach Bundschu […]

Rare and Unique Wine Lots Unveiled for the Trade-Only Sonoma County Barrel Auction

Rare and Unique Wine Lots Unveiled for the Trade-Only Sonoma County Barrel Auction

(March 20, 2017; Santa Rosa, CA)—The Sonoma County Vintners today unveiled the official lineup of wines for the third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction, taking place April 21 at the Vintners Inn in Santa Rosa, Calif. Comprised of 90 one-of-a-kind lots, the live auction will offer members of the wine trade “never before, never again” […]

Dan Goldfield Passes President Torch for the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation

Dan Goldfield Passes President Torch for the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (February 27, 2017) – After serving five years as President of the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation, Dan Goldfield, partner and winemaker of Dutton-Goldfield Winery, has stepped down as President, transitioning the role to Mark Malpiede, Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Williams Selyem Winery, and a Sonoma County Vintners Board member. […]

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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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