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 Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance Weekly Newsletter

In Sonoma Valley The Roots Run Deep

Grapes & Equipment for Sale / Wanted

Grapes for sale
Zinfandel: 90% Old Vine Zin, St. George rootstock (10% St. George planted over past 10-15 years). Reserve label.  Organically farmed, not certified. $2500/ton, plus picking/transport. Sonoma Valley AVA, grown at 1200 elevation, due east of Kenwood.  Approx. 10 tons. Contact: 707.833.2633.

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Grapes for sale
Merlot: Gold Medal winning vineyard Merlot for sale. 8-10 tons. Organically farmed, not certified. $1900/ton delivered in Sonoma Valley, $1700/ton you pick and transport. Sonoma Valley. Contact Dean at 707-537-8007.

Cabernet Sauvignon:  Gold Medal winning vineyard Cabernet for sale. 6 tons plus or minus.  Organically farmed, not certified. $2900/ton delivered in Sonoma Valley, $2700/ton you pick and transport. Sonoma Valley. Contact Dean at 707-537-8007.

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Grapes for Sale
Petit Verdot - approx 2.0 tons - wente clone
Cabernet sauvignon- approx 5.0 tons - clone 6.7
Malbec - approx .5 tons - wente clone
Petit Sirah - approx .3 tons - wente clone
Ross Vineyard in Kenwood, Sonoma Valley
Alan and Gail Ross phone: 707 833 2676

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Grapes for sale
12 tons of meticulously farmed, one cluster per shoot, Cabernet Sauvignon fruit available.
-Sonoma Valley Appellation
-Year Planted: 1999
-Clones: 337, 7
*Wine from the previous vintage available to taste.
Please Contact Jules @415.994.0138

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Bulk wine for sale:  Mayo Family Winery has 18 bbls (1080 gallons) of 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon for sale. The wine is bottle ready and aging in oak barrels. We would like to sell it for $20 per gallon. Please contact Jeffrey Mayo at 707-484-0526.

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For additional grape listings, please click here to see the Grape Marketplace on the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission's website.

SVVGA Marketing News

Farella Braun + Martel Wine Industry Education Series: The Trademark Continuum: Cost-effective Tips for Developing and Protecting a Distinctive Brand

The strength of your trademark depends on where it falls on the distinctiveness continuum – the more distinctive it is, the stronger and more protectable it is.  Strategically developing your brand and then enforcing it can help you to avoid conflicts that could cost you time, money and customers.  This interactive discussion will cover:

•    Common trademark problems in the wine industry
•    Tips for developing a strong brand name
•    Cost-effective ways of running initial trademark searches yourself
•    Trademark registrations
•    Dispute resolution options

Speaker: Racheal Turner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP

October 16
The Lodge at Sonoma
1325 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476

Registration: 8:30 am
Program: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Click here for more information and to register.

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All Tours Now Live & Tickets Are On Sale for Reserve Sonoma Valley
When: October 19 & 20 from 10:00am -5:00pm
Tickets Prices: $95 one-day pass, $150 two-day pass

For a complete tour schedule, click here.

If you would like to buy tickets, click here and enter Promo Code "TOUR" to receive member pricing ($5.00 off a one day ticket and $10.00 off a two day ticket).

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SVVGA Partners with ABC to conduct LEAD training
We have partnered with the ABC to conduct training specifically for SVVGA members.  We have coordinated a training at The Lodge at Sonoma on Monday, October 28th, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm.  Please click here for more information and to RSVP.

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Important information from Sonoma County about Workshops and Hearing for Riparian Corridors

The workshop below will allow you to view the draft zoning maps and talk to a planner about your specific property.  

Informational Workshop on Riparian Corridors
October 23, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
PRMD Hearing Room
2550 Ventura Ave, Santa Rosa

Planning Commission Hearing (continued) on Riparian Corridors
Zoning Code Amendments & GP Amendments needed for consistency
Thursday, November 7, 2013
PRMD Hearing Room
2550 Ventura Ave, Santa Rosa

Information is also available on the PRMD website.
Here is an updated fact sheet as well as FAQs for your convenience. 

If you would like to submit written comments to the Planning Commission, please do so by November  5, 2013 to ensure that the Commission will have an opportunity to review your comments prior to the hearing.  Written comments may be sent to Yolanda Solano, Permit and Resource Management Department, 2550 Ventura Ave, Santa Rosa, California 95403.  Comments may also be submitted by email to  Please feel free to call  (707) 565-7387 for more information.
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend
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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend 2013 makes history with with record breaking revenues at $2.5 million!
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Recap on Recent Events
Concierge Newsletter:
View the latest Concierge Newsletter featuring Sonoma Valley winery events.

Awards and Accolades

Hats off to the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn for being named Business of the Year!

Membership News

Please welcome new Grower Member Nun's Canyon.

Nun's Canyon
2401 Nelligan Road
Glen Ellen, CA  95442
Contact:  Kimberly Hughes
707.333.2633 phone
415.847.2633 cell
Varietals:  Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Vine Zinfandel

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For membership referrals, forms are available here:
    -   Vintner Membership
    -   Grower Membership
    -   Associate Membership (Business)
    -   Individual Membership (Personal) 

Industry Events

22nd Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium, September 23rd & 24th, Napa Valley Marriott, Napa
This year's theme is “The Global Environment for Wine.”  The 2013 Industry keynote speaker is David Dearie, CEO, Treasury Wine Estates.

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Sustainable Ag Expo, November 18-19, Madonna Inn Expo Center, San Luis Obispo

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Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium, January 22 & 23 at the South San Francisco Conference Center
The Direct to Consumer Wine Symposium is the wine industry's premier summit on direct wine marketing and sales.  Register today!

Industry News

Wine Firms Among Sonoma County's fastest-growing companies

DtC Shipment Growth Leads Wine Metrics

Harvest Fair honors Sangiacomo family

Drync: app lets you discover, scan and order wine

New Cell Component Important to Tea and Wine-Making

Congress Hits the Brakes on Immigration Reform

Latino Winemakers Rise in California, Through the Ranks

Sonoma State Offers CANVAS Scholarship for Tasting Room Management Certificate

Food Safety Modernization Act

Farella Braun + Martel Wine Industry Newsletter, 9/12

Winery Events & Activities

To view upcoming events, click here to link to the events section of our website.

Please forward any events, awards, press releases or information to by Thursday for inclusion in Monday's ne wsletter

In this Newsletter:

 SVVGA Calendar

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Concierge Tour:  San Francisco


16 - Farella Braun + Martel Wine Industry Education Series
19-20 - Reserve Sonoma Valley
22 - Concierge Tour:  Sonoma
28 - ABC Training

1 - Vineyard Crawl
14 - Concierge Tour: San Francisco
29 - Holiday Party


1-31 - Holidays in Sonoma Valley
3 - Farella Braun + Martel Wine Industry Education Series
5 - Concierge Tour:  Sonoma

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SVVGA Sponsored Office Depot Discount Supply Program.
Contact Catherine Collins for enrollment at 707 536 0095 ext 2104 or e-mail at

Board of Directors

Eva Bertran
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Rick Corcoran
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Phil Coturri
Enterprise Vineyards

Danny Fay
Envolve Winery
Squire Fridell - Vice President
GlenLyon Vineyards & Winery
Cathy Gorham - Treasurer
Paul Hoffman - President
Hoffman Family Cellars
Bill Hooper
Kenwood Investments
Becky Jenkins - Secretary
Madrone Vineyard Management
Tom Menzies
Pasatiempo Vineyard
Michael Muscardini
Muscardini Cellars
Mike Pucci
Sangiacomo Family Vineyards
Brian Shepard
Jack London Vineyards

SVVGA Members
Vintner Members
Grower Members
Associate Members



Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance
783 Broadway
Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707-935-0803
Fax: 707-935-1947

Maureen Cottingham
  Executive Director

Tracey Woodward
Marketing Director

Taylor Serres
Events Coordinator

Abby Ham
Office Manager

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SVVGA Website Links


Winery Map

Event Calendar

Press Releases

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Please support our sponsors when you make your purchasing decisions: 

Rabobank Cathleen Gorham  707-933-3066

Pacific Office Automation George Zeuss  510-522-9830 x249

Pure Luxury Transportation Jennifer Buffo  707-766-2200

Farella Braun + Martel LLP David Bruns  415-954-4400

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa  Rick Corcoran  707-938-9000

The Lodge at Sonoma David Dolquist  707-935-6600

Wine Country Party & Events  Marshall Bauer  707-478-5424

San Francisco Magazine Steven Dinkelspiel  415-398-2800

American AgCredit Terry Lindley 707-545-1200

Bank of Marin Matt Bartlett

Exchange Bank Steve Herron  707-524-3102

NBC Bay Area Lance Lew  415-276-1411


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