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Sonoma County 2016 Crop Report

Santa Rosa, Calif., (September 1, 2017) – The Sonoma County Department of Agriculture presented the 2016 Crop Report at the Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday August 1st. The theme of this year’s crop report was “Growing Winegrapes, Sustainably”. The total reported value of agricultural products in Sonoma County was $898,125,200, a 17% increase from 2015. The increase in value …

More Than 1,000 Gather to Celebrate Agriculture at Love of the Land

Santa Rosa, Calif., (August 8, 2017) – On July 13th, more than 1,000 people gathered at Richard’s Grove and Saralee’s vineyard to celebrate agriculture. Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s annual Love of the Land event, was successful in bringing in people from all facets of agriculture to socialize and honor stewards of the land. People gathered from Sonoma County and beyond, …

Another Stellar Sonoma County Wine Harvest Begins

Santa Rosa, Calif., (August 18, 2017) – Record winter rainfall, a mild spring, a scorching summer and a serious labor shortage are just some of the challenges Sonoma County winegrowers have experienced this year.  Being tested as never before, local winegrape farmers began the 2017 harvest for sparkling wines in some parts of Sonoma County last week with early expectations …

Sonoma County Winegrowers Name New Education & Communications Manager

Santa Rosa, Calif., (July 20, 2017) – With Sonoma County Winegrowers well on their way to becoming the first 100% sustainable winegrowing region in the United States by 2019, now is the time to expand our education efforts to key stakeholders such as sommeliers, wine buyers and  consumers. The goal is to share the benefits of sustainable wine and communicate …

The Gravenstein Apple By Steve Dutton, President

Santa Rosa, Calif., (July 10, 2017) – My father Warren started growing apples in Sonoma County in 1964 when he and my mother Gail purchased their first 35 acre ranch near the town of Graton. The ranch had 15 acres of apples and 15 acres of winegrapes. My parents concentrated their efforts on growing apples in the 60’s and 70’s, …

New Survey Highlights the Valuable Contributions of Winegrape Growers to Sonoma County

Santa Rosa, Calif., (July 5, 2017) – A new survey of more than 295 winegrape growers in Sonoma County confirms that the local winegrape industry provides a number of valuable contributions to the community. As one of the largest employers, winegrape growers pay top wages to their workers and serve as generous philanthropists contributing to non-profit organizations and groups in …

Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County – 2017 Scholarship Applications

Santa Rosa, Calif., (March 13, 2017) – This year the Farm Bureau Foundation will award more than $110,000 in scholarships to Sonoma County students pursuing higher education at a four year college, junior college or vocational school within an agricultural related field. Last year, the Farm Bureau Foundation of Sonoma County Awarded scholarships to 40 Sonoma County students. All of …

Join SCW’s Karissa Kruse at Upcoming Tailgate Talks

Santa Rosa, Calif., (January 31, 2017) – Starting in March, SCW President Karissa Kruse is hosting a series of Tailgate Talks throughout Sonoma County in partnership with our AVA’s. This is a chance to hear an update on our marketing efforts, sustainability initiative, grower education and have a casual conversation with Karissa and your AVA leaders about any issues or thoughts …

Sonoma County Winegrowers To Establish Center For Ag Sustainability To Address Concerns About The Future Of Farming

Santa Rosa, Calif., (January 16, 2017) – As the calendar turns to a new year, Sonoma County Winegrowers (www.sonomawinegrape.org) are quickly closing in on its goal of becoming the nation’s first 100% sustainable wine region by 2019.  According to the latest Report Card published in the Sonoma County Winegrowers’ 3rd Annual Sustainability Report, 85% of the county’s vineyard acres have …

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