No area displays Californiaís diverse and scenic geography better than Sonoma County. Whether its rugged coastline fronting the Pacific Ocean, or the Russian River winding through hills and valleys, and all of it includes eighteen wine appellations.
These eighteen wine appellations have 495 wineries with eighty five percent family owned vineyards growing some sixty grape varietals. Some of these appellations already enjoy fame that reaches far past Sonoma County and even the U.S. They include Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and Carneros as well as Chalk hill and Fountain Grove.
All of this was presented to us at a showplace tasting and dinner that took place in Los Angeles. Hosting the event was Sonoma County Winegrowers President Karissa Kruse and Barbara Cox, director of marketing and communications for Sonoma County Vintners. Also Amy Landolt, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Sonoma Winegrowers.
The event that took place at the Exchange Restaurant located in the Freehand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles also served to announce that Sonoma County Winegrowers have now become a one hundred percent Sustainable wine growing region.
Some of the hallmark wines of the Sonoma appellations served that evening included Iron Horse Ranch & Vineyard, Catherine Bonneau Vineyard with Kateís & Bís Vintages, Patz & Hall Wine Co., Walt Wines, Seghesio with Home Ranch Estate Wines and Hanna Vineyards.
For more information on upcoming events in Sonoma County check out www.WeAreSonomaCounty.com. The excellent website for the winegrowers can be found at www.SonomaWineGrape.org.
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