Archive for the ‘Sonoma County’ Category

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Goldridge RCD – Opportunity Waiting to Happen for You, Wine Grape Growers

The Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District (RCD) is an opportunity of a lifetime, for those on their toes. As defined by the Gold Ridge RCD ~ “The Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District in Sonoma County facilitates stewardship projects to address water quality, climate change, biodiversity, ecosystem health, and water quantity on private and public lands […]

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Limerick Lane Offers History in a Glass and Depth in Structure

Given to me by Jake Bilbro of Limerick Lane Wines… owner, winemaker… to enjoy, and wanted my opinion. PREFACE: THE HEART OF THE DEAL ~ THE WINERY: info is coming from the company’s own statements I can’t make up their history Nor am I to try THE SCIENCE OF THE DEAL ~ WINEMAKING THE SOUL […]

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Ron Rubin Winery Trained for “Saving Lives” Program expands to include all of NORTH COAST

Ron Rubin, of Ron Rubin Winery, had exclusively funded a program for saving lives in only Sonoma County. In collaboration with the American Red Cross and ZOLL Medical Corporation, this program has now received numerous requests from other American Viticultural Areas. Ron Rubin Winery, American Red Cross, and ZOLL are pleased to announce their expanded […]

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Earth Day in Wine Country – Safari West Celebrates a Party for the Planet

When parents bring their children to wine country, any parent worth his or her salt will make sure to include something for the kids. This is just common sense. Expecting wine educators to also reduce their wine ed to a level of a day camp director, while also informing the wine consumers in a captive […]

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If you were offered a $1,700 AED for free, would you take it?

It must be noted that in order to receive this $1,700 ZOLL Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) You must be a Sonoma County winery Someone within your company is required to have an American Red Cross training for – only – $60.00 Because, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is critical during the minute or two it takes to set […]

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Sustainable in the Vineyards and Winery ~ Trained for Saving Lives

Have you ever saved a life? When a gentleman was on the floor in a Tobacco/Magazine shop in Lewiston, Maine, at least in the 70s, I did. I had gone to buy a magazine, and heard groaning on the other side of the rack. I was in the women’s section, and a man was on […]

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Pedroncelli Winery, Geyserville California, Celebrates 90 Year Anniversary

When I began to read about the Pedroncelli Winery’s celebrations for their 90 year anniversary, I was thrown back in time, remembering when I first came to meet Julie Pedroncelli. It was in the early 90s, and I had begun Cat O’Wine Tales. (I was out photographing, for what would become a feature story in […]

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I feel like I was just knocked out ~ Pocket Fire in Geyserville

What the 12-day, California wine country experience many of us just had: some were longer with more devastation, some were shorter, with minor problems. Bottom line: ask anyone involved in this perfect, epic fire storm, and they’ll tell you that they’ve been traumatized. This is my own exhausting story. During that time, I didn’t have […]

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The Bounty of Sonoma County ~ Luther Burbank ~ Beyond Grapevines

Those of us who live in Sonoma wine country are familiar with Luther Burbank, if only because of our allergies. This is the place where Luther Burbank settled and went on to cross breed so many new plants that the pollen count is through the roof. Meanwhile, nearly everyone in the US has benefited from […]

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What Goes Around Comes Back Around ~ A Russian Invasion

Do we really think the Russians haven’t been here before, claiming some of the United States for themselves? If we don’t think so, we need to re-think (or remember) that ASAP. Who arrived in Sonoma County first to begin growing wine grape and making wines, for instance, is rarely discussed. This is perhaps because it […]