Everyone seems to have an eco-friendly angle these days, but the wineries of Sonoma (and the area itself) have long been committed leaders within the movement. Many Sonoma wineries use a combination of green techniques like solar power and organic farming, while others have taken it to the next level using biodynamics. Here are our favorite eco-friendly wineries and the tour companies who will take you there:
It seems paradoxical that there are thousands of brands with “Napa” on the label and only about 450 wineries in Napa Valley, but the truth is that you don’t need a winery to launch a successful wine brand. The practice of using custom crush facilities and collectives has been flourishing for quite some time now, but companies like Crushpad are starting to take it to the next level.
Summer is here and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be spending most of your time at BBQs and hanging outdoors by pools, rivers and cool waters. But what wine to bring? Everyone’s tastes are different so there’s no right answer, but here are some of my favorites, a few summer-safe varietals and the top picks of a local expert: