Community Counts

While Sonoma County Vintner’s mission is centered on spreading the word around the world about  our amazing world-class wines, we are also focused on our community, our neighbors, and working together to continue to make Sonoma County one of the world’s most beautiful locations to live, work and thrive.

Our “Community Connection” initiative is designed to increase communication with our neighbors, develop “Best Practices” education for our wine community, and provide solutions to challenges our County’s success and growth have created.

We believe that working together with our neighbors throughout Sonoma County, we can enrich our county and succeed in sustaining our communities.

Click here to learn how the wine industry beneficially impacts Sonoma County.


Did You Know?

Sonoma County Vintners has hired a Compliance and Oversight Manager to assist with winery permitting and compliance.


Did You Know?

Sonoma County Vintners started a series of seminars to educate and inform wineries about event permitting best practices.


Did You Know?

Sonoma County Vintners has provided more than $24 million to Sonoma County nonprofits through Sonoma Wine Country Weekend and the Sonoma County Wine Auction.


Did You Know?

Sonoma County Vintners has created a dedicated email ( to increase communications with neighbors in order to directly address their community concerns.


Did You Know?

We have endorsed the creation of “Citizens Advisory Councils” in areas of community concern. These groups encourage idea exchange, increased communication and collective solutions to issues.

Wine Community ‘Best Practices’

Association wide and cultural events are critical to the branding, visibility and sales of Sonoma County wines. In addition, association sponsored wine events have existed in Sonoma County for nearly forty years. These events contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to our local economy and also make a significant supporting impact to local charitable organizations and causes throughout Sonoma County.

The following are recommended “Winery Event Best Practices” that will assist in event planning, communication, management, execution and promotion. They are also designed to work with and assist our winery neighbors to minimize any potential challenges or problems related to winery / charitable events.

Click here to view the list of best practices.


Winery Event Permits & Event Best Practices Guide
Download the new permit and best practices guide to help you navigate through the permitting process.

Support Sonoma County Vineyards & Wineries Decal
Contact to order your free winery support decal to show your support for our wine community. These can be placed in your business, storefront or any place you would like to promote your support.

Open Letter to the Community
Read the letter that was published in the Press Democrat, Petaluma Argus-Courrier and the Sonoma Index-Tribune.

Board of Supervisors Presentation
Download the presentation that was given to the Board of Supervisors in July 2016.