Archive for the Tag 'SVVGA'


Suisun Valley Grape Growers hired Paul Skinner of Terra Spase

Suisun Valley Grape Growers (Suisun Valley Vintners and Grape Growers Association) hired Paul Skinner of Terra Spase to create weather stations in their pastoral appellation; and, that’s what “put them on the map.” This is according to Roger King, the president of the Suisun Valley Vintners and Winegrape Growers Association. They hired Paul Skinner during […]


Seeing a value come to fruition ~ Suisun Valley

One of my greatest gifts in the wine business was to have the Suisun Valley Vintners and Grape Growers Association come to my doorstep, in September of 2003. We were told that the group had some government funds for the next seven years, and they wanted help to get Suisun onto the wine maps. Finding […]


Passport Sunday in Suisun Valley… Continues as immensely successful consumer event

Passport Sunday in Suisun Valley is presented by the Suisun Valley Vintners & Growers Association Wine and food tasting: Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It’s been great to help launch Passport Sunday in Suisun Valley, and to continue to see it flourishing through the efforts of a very dedicated crew. […]


A Love Story is happening in Suisun Valley at Rancho Solano*

Wine and Food “A Love Story” Friday, November 18, 2011 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. The event is happening at The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano* in Fairfield, and tickets are $35.00 in advance. Gather with the growers and vintners of Suisun Valley for a delicious evening of fine wines, tasty appetizers, and live music, as […]


The Life Cycle of a Client: Breaking up can be easy ~ sorta ~ to do, and a grand experience

Having a client is like making a puzzle. YEAR ONE: First you gather all the edges, find the four corners, take the pieces and begin to fill in the border sides, until you have the outside of the box completed. YEARS TWO THROUGH FIVE: Next you begin to place all of the pieces that are […]


Winterhawk Winery ~ Stewards of Their Land

Proprietor Don Johnson purchased the property known as Gordon Valley Farm in 1977. Already planted with grapevines, Don began his Winterhawk Winery in Suisun Valley with the idea of applying a stewardship approach to his land. According to Don: “Respect for the grapes and land is a very important reason why I’m here. In fact, […]


Ledgewood Creek Winery & Vineyards ~ Where It’s All Done Well

Working in Suisun Valley for the past nearly seven years, I’ve come to meet a lot of people. One of the kindest families I’ve met is the Dean Frisbie family. There’s an understated quality about this family that draws me in. Perhaps its the legal DNA, since Dean’s past career was in law, and my […]


Suisun Valley Wine and Food ~ A Love Story, From Grapes to Wine

Today’s blog is about the group effort (Suisun Valley). One of the most natural progressions in the wine industry is from the humble farmer, who has been growing grapes for sometimes generations in a family; and then one day, the light bulb goes on, and a producer is born… “I wonder what these grapes would […]


Suisun Valley Grape Growers Create a Brand, Literally from the Ground Up

When the Suisun Valley Vintners and Growers Association (SVVGA) originally formed in 2003 (as the Suisun Valley Grape Growers Association), this coalition had two main objectives: To advance awareness of the Suisun Valley American Viticultural Area, established in 1982. To send their message of ultra premium winegrapes, in all direct sales methods, to all of […]


The Earliest History of Grape Growing in Suisun Valley

[Image courtesy of Gary Mangels] Mae Fisher Purcell wrote for the Eighteenth Anniversary Edition And All County Chamber of Commerce Atlas of Solano County, Information-Section 4-1935, in a story entitled, “Claus Mangels Renowned Solano Winery and Notable Estate is Beauty Spot of Suisun Valley: When Omar Khayyam, poet-tentmaker, wrote in his immortal Rubalyat the lines… […]