Bartholomew Park

Back from the fire with a brand new winery. Photos Steven Krause There is no other winery in Sonoma Valley like it, almost certainly no other winery in Sonoma County like it. Probably no other winery in California like it. Maybe no other winery in the world. Why should there…

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The Emerging New Economy

Hands down, we live in a world of wine. The 2018 Sonoma County Crop Report tells us that 2018 was a record-setting year with wine grape production of almost 276,000 tons, valued at close to $778 million. Throw in the value of the wine those grapes produced and you have…

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Other Wines of the World

Currents that connect us with the past and the future. Story & Photos David Bolling Love it or hate it, embrace it or reject it, if you live in the Sonoma Valley you are at least partially defined by wine. It’s the primary industry, the most common crop by far,…

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How To Make A (World Class) Vineyard

Ledson’s Mountain Terraces delivers on hefty investment. Story David Bolling Photos Steven Krause It has become an almost universal mantra of wine making that great wines aren’t made in the winery, they’re made in the vineyard. Fair enough. But how do you make a great vineyard? There was a time,…

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Mark Lyon’s Wine Farm

Eco Terreno is not a vineyard. Story Jonah Raskin Photos Steven Krause “I love wine,” says Rob Izzo, an unabashed oenophile and the general manager at Eco Terreno, Mark Lyon’s organic, biodynamic, 149-acre farm in Alexander Valley. Alexander Valley is the largest grape-growing area in Sonoma County, where it’s hotter…

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