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3637 Westwind Blvd.
Santa Rosa
CA, 95403
United States
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707-522-5840
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Kelley Perez

ABOUT SONOMA COUNTY Vintners

Sonoma County Vintners is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the wines and wineries of Sonoma County. Since 1946, the association has focused on building awareness of its diverse appellations and the resulting distinctive wines.

With more than 170 members ranging in size from small, family-owned wineries to large-volume corporations, Sonoma County Vintners comes together to educate, invite and entertain the public with our industry, our region and our lifestyle. Through member collaboration, we develop strategic partnerships and create promotional programs to enhance the image of Sonoma County and its wines worldwide.

 

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We host events ranging from informal winery tastings to the large-scale Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: Taste of Sonoma every Labor Day weekend. We also strive to increase Sonoma County's presence internationally and maintain a comprehensive media relations program that attracts high-profile journalists. Working closely with other Sonoma County organizations like the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission and the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau, we aim to build the profile of Sonoma County as a premium grape-growing and wine-producing region.

 

Located just one hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma County provides wine lovers with an abundance of vineyards and wineries in a unique geographical setting.  The County fills 1,604 square miles with a varied landscape including a dramatic Pacific coastline, the winding Russian River and beautiful countryside blanketed with vineyards. 

Interested in Sonoma County Vintner Winery or Affiliate Membership? Click here.

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Wine Community Rallies to Provide Aid and Resources to Fire Victims

Wine Industry Organizations Throughout California Form Support Network to Assist Vintners in Three Counties; Leaders Call for National Support

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (October 11, 2017)---Wine industry leaders have formed a support network to provide immediate assistance and long-term aid to victims of the fires ravaging Northern California and are calling on the national wine community for additional help. Organized by a group of association leaders representing the Golden State’s major winegrowing regions, support efforts include fundraising and creation of an online resource where vintners can find and offer resources, such as generators, trailers, lodging and manpower.

“Our focus right now is on getting on-the-ground support to impacted growers and vintners to help stave off further damage,” says Ann Petersen, Executive Director of Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley. “We need the entire wine community to support this region with immediate and strategic action.”

Petersen is working with other local industry leaders to organize resources and direct them to those in need.

Short-Term Help

Vintners in the affected areas have immediate on-the-ground needs, ranging from equipment to experienced manpower.  Priorities include:

  • Water Tanks, as local water resources are scarce and needed by firefighters; those who can provide should immediately email maureen@sonomavalleywine.com

  • Generators to power cooling tanks and other urgently-need equipment

  • Tractors and trailers to assist with moving grapes, equipment and debris

  • Lodging to house workers, including tents, mobile unites or locals willing to open their homes

  • Volunteer Labor. Experienced vineyard and cellar workers are needed; unskilled manpower is also welcome

The group has created an online form where supporters can list available resources and provide contact information.  Resource and contact information will be shared only with members of Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino winegrowing and vintner associations. Click http://bit.ly/2wNVda0 to offer resources.

Long-Term Help

Established community foundations in each of the counties impacted by the Northern California wildfires have created relief funds to provide aid to local fire victims. The group of regional leaders organizing the wine industry support effort encourages those who cannot provide ground support to make a donation in any amount to the following funds:

"The Santa Cruz Mountains AVA wine community is heavyhearted today as we watch the continued impact of the wildfires on so many of our wine country brethren,” says Megan Metz, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association.  “It's times like these that remind us how important the company of family and friends can be. We have banded together to help our friends as best we can to protect their businesses and livelihoods and will continue partnering on recovery efforts in the weeks and months ahead."

Community-wide fundraising efforts are underway and messaging is being organized around the hashtag #CAWineStrong. More information will be made available in the coming hours and days.


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Hiring for Events & Operations Coordinator
06 November, 2015

The Events & Operations Coordinator for the Sonoma County Vintners (SCV) plays a central role in the on-going operation of the staff and office of the SCV. The Events & Operations Coordinator supports development, planning, and execution for events; provides customer service for all SCV members around event registration, wine logistics, and membership database; and provides office support for the SCV staff. This position reports to the Director of Events & Operations, and works closely with the Executive Director and other SCV staff and volunteers, and all SCV members. This position also has close interaction with the Board of Directors and other industry partners. The candidate for this position will be able to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, provide excellent customer service, and possess a strong attention to detail and discretion.

Reports To: Director of Events & Operations
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

 

 

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

(70%) Event Coordinator Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned)

 

  • Coordinate with Director of Events & Operations on event plan, timeline, and event execution. Assist with developing event plans and coordinating details for consumer, media and trade events including winery communications and registration forms, wine consolidation and coordination, wine and materials shipping, and related collateral materials.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of consumer, media and trade events including wine tastings, seminars, lunches & dinners, market visits and other consumer events.
  • Coordinate member communication, participation, and follow-up for events including registration websites, sign-up forms, wine coordination and consolidation, shipping, and invoicing.
  • Contact winery and affiliate members via phone and email, with instructions and necessary event communications; Track winery participation and responses.
  • Responsible for wine consolidation and shipping for local, national, and international events including customs forms, shipping documents, inventory management, and other details.
  • Responsible for developing and producing in-house materials such as tasting mats, tasting notes, and wine lists, registration forms, and guest check-in lists.
  • Assist with managing outside vendors including requesting and comparing bids, coordinating invoices and billing, and final budget reporting.

SCV Events include, but are not limited to Sonoma Wine Country Weekend: Sonoma Starlight, Taste of Sonoma, and Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction, as well as the Sonoma County Barrel Auction, Sonoma in the City, Sonoma Summit, Robert Parker Sonoma County Tasting, and the SCV Annual Meeting.

 

(25%) Administrative/Office Management Responsibilities

 

  • Provide customer service and communications to SCV members via email, phone, and in person. Always provide a professional and friendly face for the organization to the membership.
  • Responsible for maintaining the SCV wine inventory and organization of the SCV wine room.
  • Provide Office Management support including assistance with equipment contracts, ordering supplies and other related duties.
  • Coordinate meetings and communication with the Board of Directors and other committee meetings including scheduling meetings, distributing meeting materials, and taking minutes.

(5%) Other Duties as Assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

  • AA or BA or equivalent of education and experience.
  • 2+ year’s event coordination, administrative and/or office management experience required

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position has no direct reports

OTHER DESIRED SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Must possess high initiative and be a self-starter
  • Excellent organization, time management, and prioritization skills required
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work and thrive in a multi-tasked, fast paced environment
  • Working knowledge of the wine industry
  • Strong customer service and hospitality skills
  • Ability to respond effectively and sensitively to clients, showing respect
  • Ability to write detailed information into system and correspondence as necessary
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret the client files
  • Experience managing and working with a detailed budget; Bookkeeping or financial record keeping experience a plus
  • Professional communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Demonstrated abilities in confidentiality, initiative, judgment, and discretion
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • The ability to lift and carry 40lbs
  • Ability to travel out of state and internationally
  • Valid driver’s license

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires sitting, talking on the phone and keyboard documentation. This position also can require numerous hours of standing and walking while interacting at events or with partner groups.

The Sonoma County Vintners is committed to an equal opportunity hiring policy and work environment.

If you are interested and qualified, please forward a letter of application and resume.

Position will remain open until filled.

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SONOMA WINE COUNTRY WEEKEND ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR 8 NEW PROGRAMS
02 September, 2015

The future of thousands of Sonoma County students is about to get brighter, thanks to the commitment by the Sonoma County wine industry to improving child literacy rates across the County.  During the annual Sonoma Wine Country Weekend the wine industry comes together at the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction for an animated day of wine, food and community to raise funds to support essential reading programs that foster literacy skills and reading comprehension for at-risk elementary school kids.

 

The 2014 fundraising efforts were incredibly successful, resulting in the funding of a total of 14 literacy programs – eight of which have just been announced and are NEW to the Fund the Future beneficiary portfolio. These programs were selected based on proven track records, strong metrics and geographic coverage. Priority was given to the underserved neighborhoods throughout Sonoma County.

 

In order for the funds to reach these neighborhoods throughout Sonoma County, the leadership of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend developed a relationship with the Sonoma County Office of Education.  They helped open the communication lines with the superintendents of the forty school districts in Sonoma County, resulting in a much larger reach in the small neighborhood pockets with the greatest level of needs.

 

The eight new programs funded as a result of the 2014 Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction Fund the Future proceeds are:

 

· Old Adobe Union School District will launch an independent, guided, and at home reading program and an Accelerated Reader online program for all students in the district.

· Piner-Olivet Unified School District will bring Schools of Hope, a volunteer tutoring program supporting literacy with young students to Olivet Elementary Charter School.

· Petaluma City Schools will support AVANCE and the launch of Raising a Reader at two schools.

· Roseland School District will launch the Grade Level Proficiency Program.

· Santa Rosa City Schools will launch Links to Literacy, including Schools of Hope, School Readiness Backpacks, and the Latino Family Literacy Project.

·Sonoma County Office of Education will expand Teachers Acquiring Language Learner Knowledge (TALLK) at additional preschools.

· Wright Elementary School District will support Multiple Steps to Reading Mastery.

· West Sonoma County Special Education and Student Services Consortium will launch the Lexia Core 5 Reading Program, an online individual learning program.

 

Current Fund the Future programs are:

Community Action Partnership: AVANCE and Pasitos Playgroups

Healdsburg Education Foundation: Accelerated English Program

Sonoma Valley Education Foundation: Summery Reading and Writing Academy and Grade Level Proficiency Project 

United Way of Wine Country: Schools of Hope

Barbara Bickford, Superintendent at Twin Hills Union School District, who was instrumental in bringing together nine schools to reap the benefits of available funding, said “This grant increases the opportunity for hundreds of students to participate in research-based and engaging reading experiences."

 

Dan Goldfield, President of Sonoma County Vintners Foundation expressed that the fundraising is truly a passion-driven team effort. “The funds raised at the 2014 Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction are a true testament to the power of the generosity and camaraderie of the Sonoma County wine community. By working together to reach a common and crucial goal, we work to change the lives of children and in turn our entire community.”

 

Children who can read will succeed, and reading at grade level by third grade increases their chance of success. 2015 Honorary Co-Chairs Joe Anderson, and his wife Mary Dewane, owners of Benovia Winery, have long been supporters of the initiative to improve literacy.  "We have learned that more than 16,000 children in Sonoma County cannot read proficiently by third grade,” said Anderson.  Up until third grade, children learn to read – but after third grade, they read to learn, so children who can’t read well by the third grade often drop out of high school and cannot find sustainable employment.  That’s why raising money for Fund the Future is so important, and I’m proud to say that because of money raised at last year’s Auction we were able to help 4,000 more children in Sonoma County. We still have a lot of work to do and that’s why we’re so excited that the community is coming together again over Labor Day Weekend to continue the fundraising efforts for this important initiative.”  

 

Squire Fridell, President of Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Foundation says “With 54 percent of all third grade students in Sonoma County reading below proficiency levels, there is still much to be done.  With the 2015 Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction approaching, confidence is high that the wine community will achieve its goal to increase the third grade literacy rate to 90% by 2018”. Fund the Future-supported literacy programs throughout Sonoma County impacted 5,300 students in 2014, up dramatically from the 1,300 students impacted in 2013. The goal for 2015 is raise enough funding to reach another 12,000 students.

 

Vintners and Winegrowers throughout Sonoma County generously donate their time, wine, talent, and passion toward the cause of childhood literacy. Honorary Co-Chair and owner of Buena Vista Winery and DeLoach Vineyards, Jean-Charles Boisset added, "working together we can secure a thriving future for our community, and a successful environment for our wine industry."

 

Detailed information on grant recipients and their literacy programs is available on request.

 

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, which takes place September 4-6 in 2015, is co-produced by the Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance. To buy tickets and plan your Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, please visit www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com

 

About 2015 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Sponsors and Beneficiaries

A partnership between Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers and Sonoma County Vintners, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is California’s premier wine, food and social event, held each year over Labor Day weekend. Sonoma Wine Country Weekends have raised more than $16 million for local charities supporting children, the environment and health. For a full list of beneficiaries and sponsors, visit www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.

 

About Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers and Sonoma County Vintners

The Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers (SVVG) is a non-profit organization serving over 500 members who share a mission to promote awareness of Sonoma Valley’s grapes, wine and history as the birthplace of the California wine industry. Sonoma Valley comprises five of the 17 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) of Sonoma County: Bennett Valley, Los Carneros, Moon Mountain District, Sonoma Mountain and Sonoma Valley. For more information, visit www.SonomaValleyWine.com.

 

 

Sonoma County Vintners (SCV), the leading voice of Sonoma County wine, is dedicated to raising awareness for one of the world’s premier wine regions, noted for its heritage of artisan winemaking and extraordinary quality. Founded in 1944, SCV represents over 250 wineries and affiliated businesses throughout the county. Learn more about SCV at www.SonomaWine.com.


SONOMA WINE COUNTRY WEEKEND ANNOUNCES 2015 Sommelier Stars
17 August, 2015

For three days, starting Friday, September 4, an elite group of 12 rising–star sommeliers will arrive in Sonoma County to serve as special guest, all-star wine guides at key events throughout this year’s Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. The 2015 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, presented by Visa Signature®, takes place over Labor Day weekend, Friday, September 4 through Sunday, September 6.

  • This year’s Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Sommelier Stars are:
  • Hal Dearing with Harry's Continental Kitchens, Longboat Key, FL
  • Matt Dulle with St. Louis Club, St. Louis, MO
  • Bill Elsey with Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Houston, TX
  • Sean Ganthner with Rothmann’s Steakhouse, East Norwich, NY
  • Brandon Kerne, with Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Houston, TX
  • Sebastien Le Goff with Cactus Restaurants, Vancouver, BC
  • Marissa Payne with InterContinental Hotels Group, San Francisco, CA
  • Peter Vargas of Lost Tree Club, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  • Mariel Wega with a.kitchen + bar, Philadelphia, PA
  • Stephen Weir, The Ritz-Carlton, Bal Harbour in North Miami, FL
  • Tyler Wesslund of edison: food + drink lab, Tampa, FL
  • Rania Zayyat of laV Restaurant & Wine Bar, Austin, TX

The weekend events kick-off for the sommelier participants on Friday September 4 at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel and Spa where they will vie for the title of Top Sommelier for the Weekend. The Sommelier Star Competition challenges participants to a blind tasting of Sonoma County wines, a food and Sonoma County wine pairing, presentation skills and service techniques. The winner of the competition will be showcased two days later in an early lot at the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction at Chateau St. Jean in Kenwood, California.

In addition to the Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction, the Sommelier Star participants will also bring their discriminating palates to lead seminars, tours and blind tasting challenges at Sonoma Wine Country Weekend’s Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards held on Saturday, September 5.

“Rodney Strong Vineyards connection and commitment to sommeliers and to the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Sommelier Stars program is stronger than ever. Sommeliers are our guides to wine enjoyment, offering wine selection advice and encouraging exploration,” says Carmen Castaldi, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Rodney Strong Vineyards. “We are proud to share Sonoma County with them as they share their talents with us and our guests during this wonderful weekend of events.”

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend brings together the wine industry and guests with the shared goal of raising funds to support youth and children for future success, safeguard the local environment and improve health and welfare of communities throughout Sonoma County. In 2014, over $3 million was raised for local charities and to-date over $16 million has been invested in Sonoma County’s future through more than 125 local organizations.

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is co-produced by Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers. To buy tickets and plan your Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, please visit www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com


Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Announces 2015 Honorary Chairs
20 July, 2015

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, presented by Visa Signature®, is delighted to announce the appointment of this year’s Honorary Event Chairs: Jean-Charles Boisset of Buena Vista Winery/DeLoach Vineyards, together with Joe Anderson and Mary Dewane of Benovia Winery, plus Culinary Chairs Mark & Terri Stark of Stark Reality Restaurants. Selection of the Event Chairs recognizes leadership and commitment to the Sonoma County wine industry and community.

 

Honorary Event Co-chair Jean-Charles Boisset unites heritage and tradition with a decidedly 21st century entrepreneurial flair. Burgundy-born Boisset’s first foray into Sonoma County began in 2003, with the acquisition of DeLoach Vineyards. In 2011, Boisset acquired the historic Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma Valley. Founded in 1857, Buena Vista is California’s first premium winery. For Boisset his purchase represents the realization of a long-held dream to champion California wine history.

 

“When I first visited California in 1981, I instantly fell in love with Sonoma’s pioneering spirit, deep and storied history, and diverse terroir.  At that moment, at the age of eleven, I dreamt that our family would one day return to Sonoma to make fine wines and be a part of this community. From the celebrated terroir reminiscent of our native Burgundy in the Russian River Valley, the home of DeLoach Vineyards, to the historic Sonoma Valley where California’s wine world began more than 150 years ago at our beloved Buena Vista Winery, we are passionately committed to enhancing the unrivaled legacy of the Sonoma wine world. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is the embodiment of community spirit, where giving back to our friends and neighbors is as essential to the success of the wine world as growing grapes.” — Jean-Charles Boisset

 

Joe Anderson and his wife Mary Dewane, founders of and partners in Benovia Winery, were introduced to Sonoma wine country over 20 years ago. The seeds were sown for a deep-rooted passion for the Sonoma County area that has only grown over time. In 2003 the couple bought their first vineyard, followed by a second, along with the establishment of Benovia Winery in 2005. For Joe and Mary, it’s all about people: whether investing in their team at Benovia, or in the community at large.

 

“As honorary co-chairs, my wife Mary and I -- and the Benovia Winery team -- are excited to play a role in the 2015 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. This annual event combines the best of Sonoma wines with culinary creations prepared by outstanding local chefs. We vintners and growers travel the country in support of charity wine auctions. It's nice for us to now have the chance to ask those who love our wines to come to Sonoma for an event that will delight their palates and support our charities. This year marks our 13th harvest and Benovia's 10th vintage. Our role in this event is our way to recognize the warm reception we have received and spend time with the many friends we have made.” — Joe Anderson

 

Now synonymous with the local dining scene, Culinary Chairs Mark and Terri Stark are the proprietors of five restaurants in Sonoma County and are poised to open their sixth at the end of the summer. Early in their marriage, Terri introduced East Coast-born Mark to Sonoma County, where her family has roots going back four generations.  It was love at first sight for Mark who found the region “as close to living in Europe as a chef can get living in the United States.”

 

"There’s nothing that Terri and I love better than a good party with friends—whether at our own restaurants or at outstanding events that also benefit the community like Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. We’ve worked in big cities, where there can be a huge disconnect. You often don't know who you're cooking for or where your ingredients come from. Here in Sonoma County, within weeks of opening Willi’s Wine Bar in 2002 we were not only hooked into some of the best foods and wines on the planet, but the people who produced them were dining with us at Willi’s. We’ve had a lot of help along the way, and we’re proud to be a part of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend—an event that really makes a difference to others on their way up in our community."  Mark Stark

 

For more about this year’s Honorary Chairs, visit http://sonomawinecountryweekend.com/about-us/honorary-chairs/

 

Tickets are now available for purchase to the 2015 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, taking place over Labor Day Weekend. Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is the signature three-day celebration of Sonoma County’s wines, farmers, chefs and the independent, generous spirit of this world-class wine country destination. To purchase tickets and plan your Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, visit www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com

 

 


2014 Seminar Series - Exclusive for Sonoma County Vintners Members
12 March, 2014

Exporting Wine to China – What You Need to Know To Be Successful 
Presented by SCV Affiliate Member, Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty
 
If you are currently exporting wine to China or considering doing so, this seminar is not to be missed.  
Key topics that will be covered are noted below.  A Q&A session will follow.

  • China and Hong Kong Wine Market Overview - Devising Marketing Plans that Protect your Brand:How the Chinese are Challenging Intellectual Property; Best Strategies for Developing and Maintaining a Strong Brand.​
  • International Tax considerations When Exporting to China: Tax and Tariff Responsibilities; Domestic Taxes; Foreign Tariffs; Challenges to Valuations of Wine; Exchange Rate Traps; Enforcement Issues. Overview of PRC Taxes:  U.S. Companies’ Exposure to PRC Income Taxes; Withholding Taxes; Foreign Tax Credits and Transfer Pricing. 
  • 5 Points to Include in Any Export Agreement: Important tips for structuring your producer-exporter relationship. 

Panelists: Katja Loeffelholz, Registered Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Elizabeth Palmer, John Trinidad and Bahaneh Hobel, Counsel at Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty​

Date: April 8th 
 
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am
 
Location: SCV Offices – 3637 Westwind Blvd. Santa Rosa
 
RSVP:  Kelley@sonomawine.com

Title Name Email Phone
Director of Membership & Partnership Marketing Kelley Perez kelley@sonomawine.com 707-522-5844
Director of Communications Sara Cummings sara@sonomawine.com 707-522-5849

VISIT SONOMA COUNTY

Direction Sign in the Plaza.
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Sonoma Valley is a wine-growing region, a culinary capital, a historic treasure, a natural wonderand a state of mind. It's an ideal destination for any season, for a weekend or a week, or as your headquarters for an extended stay in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

From stately and historic chateaus to rustic country barns, wineries in Sonoma Valley reflect the spirit of freedom and individual enterprise that exists here. As diverse as the makeup of the soils and the microclimates themselves, each wine grower has found a unique way of coaxing the environment to yield the finest in flavors and styles of wines.

Long a culinary destination, Sonoma Valley today offers numerous dining choices, from casual bakeries and cafés to acclaimed chef-owned restaurants. Much of what you'll find on the table is grown right here. In addition to fine wine, Sonoma Valley is known for its abundant produce and artisan breads, cheeses, and olive oils, available year-round at local shops, roadside stands, and weekly farmers' markets.

Sonoma Valley offers an infinite variety of lodging, dining, and touring choices that will make your stay truly relaxing and enjoyable. Regardless of what your passion might be painting and sculpture, live music, literary readings, theater, movies, racecars, hiking, or golfyou'll find plenty to do in Sonoma Valley all year round.

Wherever you go, you will find that when you visit Sonoma Valley, you are welcomed into the community. Discover your own special places and people and, like the early pioneers, find new pathways to experience the riches it has to offer.

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WINERIES & WINES

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California's wine industry was born in the Sonoma Valley more than 100 years ago, established by immigrants who recognized the natural abundance the land brought forth. Their early efforts took root and evolved into today's thriving wine industry. The Valley of the Moon, as Sonoma Valley is known, has always cast a luminous spell on inhabitants and visitors alike, filling them with an ever-new appreciation of the cornucopia that is inherent in this special place.

Today's crop of Sonoma Valley winemakers is as diverse as the grapes grown here. Among them are the first ever Hispanic and African American-owned wineries, a healthy percentage of women in all aspects of the industry, including ownership, and large and small operations, each pursuing their dream in their own way. Many of the world's finest wines are grown in this fecund and generous valley by winemakers who share the same independent spirit and love of the land as their predecessors.

With its rich variety of soils and climates, Sonoma Valley produces an extensive range of wines, including, in order of amounts grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Gewurztraminer, Gamay Beaujolais, Sangiovese, Semillon, Barbera, Muscat Canelli, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Pinot Blanc, Nebbiolo, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Alicante Bouschet, and Riesling.

Click here to email us your Grapes for Sale or Grapes Wanted listing or to request a current listing of either. 

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Read more about Sonoma Valley terrain, terroir, and climate.


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SCV WINERY MEMBER BENEFITS

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of Sonoma County Vintners, the non-profit association charged with promoting the wines and wineries of Sonoma County to a regional, national, and international audience.

Be a part of our marketing, education and public relations programs and reach key members of the wine trade and media nationally and internationally! Attend our workshops designed to help you run your business even better and take advantage of the many additional member benefits we offer! 

Membership is open to any winery producing Sonoma County wine. SCV has more than 175 winery members, ranging in size from less than 200 cases to more than 1 million, and offers a variety of programs and services to provide benefits to members of all sizes. 

Click on the links below to learn more about becoming an SCV Member. For more information, contact Kelley Perez atkelley@sonomawine.com or 522-5844.


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SCV AFFILIATE MEMBER BENEFITS

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Affiliate member of the Sonoma County Vintners, the non-profit association promoting the wines and wineries of Sonoma County to a regional, national, and international audience. 

Affiliate members receive valuable exposure and access to more than 175 winery members and help support the Sonoma County winemaking community. Click on the links below to learn more about becoming an SCV Affiliate Member.  You may also contact SCV Director of Membership Kelley Perez at 707/522-5844 orkelley@sonomawine.com


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