"Many people told me this off the record so I'm going to lead with it: the Sonoma County Barrel Auction is more fun than Premiere Napa Valley. It's also better value, ultimately, for wine lovers. You will eventually be able to buy most of the wines auctioned off last week for less than $150 a […]
Pinot noir once again took the spotlight Friday afternoon during the third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction held at the Vintners Inn, though bidders also showed new and significant interest in local cabernet sauvignon.
Farmers are actually key to helping California achieve its aggressive conservation and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. That was the Earth Day message California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross brought to the sun-drenched Sonoma countryside Sunday.