Posts Tagged ‘Sonoma County’

May 8, 2006

Wind, Fog, Wine: The Story of “The Gap”

Staying on the terroir track for today, I was alerted to an article in a local paper by a good reader of FERMENTATION. The article spoke to the formation of a new regional grape growing and winery alliance that is focusing on a swath of land that deserves focusing on for its special and unique climate. The "Petaluma Gap" might be a term you’ve heard of lately, particularly if you are an aficionado of Sonoma County wines. The Petaluma Gap…

May 2, 2006

Hospice of Sonoma: Pinot Noir, Brice Jones and the way things work

You see a lot of events in Wine Country that seem utterly the same. The reason they seem that way is because they probably are. But, before we get our panties in a bunch about sameness, it’s important to realize that some formats for celebrations and events just work. And they work well. The Charitable Wine Auction is a perfect example. It works like this: 1. There is an organization that needs to raise funds to operate2. One or two…

Mar 17, 2006

Is $1.2 Million Enough for Sonoma Wine Country?

$1.2 Million It’s not a huge amount, but it is enough to garner some attention. This is the amount money that will be raised if Sonoma County grape growers vote to institute a self assessment to fund a "Sonoma County Wine Grape Commission"whose mission it will be to promote the Sonoma County as a grape growing, wine making haven. The vote among Sonoma County grape growers is set for May. Based on the story in the Press Democrat it appears…