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.

Press Release: Sonoma County Vintners Announce Community Connection Initiative

Compliance Manager, Enhanced Winery Best Practices Program and Continued Commitment to Community Giving

Sonoma County Vintners (SCV) Executive Director Jean Arnold-Sessions today announced the organization’s “Community Connection” initiative. The new initiative is highlighted by the development of a Compliance Manager position, an expanded best practices education program for member wineries, and SCV’s continued commitment to community giving in Sonoma County.

“With more than 425 wineries and 1,800 vineyards, Sonoma County is a highly acclaimed wine region,” said Arnold-Sessions. “People from all over the world visit Sonoma County for our wines and vineyards, our farm-to-table foods, and the significant diversity and beauty of our land. At Sonoma County Vintners we recognize that success and economic growth also bring challenges, and we believe that by working with our neighbors, we can manage present and future concerns together. Our community’s economic development, jobs, revenues and social services depend on good planning.”

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Resources

Support Sonoma County Vineyards & Wineries Decal
Contact michael@sonomawine.com 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.

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

Wine Industry Impact By the Numbers

Economic Impact

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1 in 4
Sonoma County jobs are in the wine industry

54,000+
Full-time employees work in the wine industry

$3.2 billion
in wages paid per year to wine industry employees

$8 billion
The US retail value of wines produced in Sonoma County

$1.2 billion
in tourism dollars is generated by wine tourism

Charitable Giving

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$20 million
raised to-date for local charities

$3,486,726
distributed to Sonoma County non-profit organizations ins 2015

$1,985,000
raised for Fund the Future initiative to support children’s literacy programs in 2015

95
Number of charities Sonoma Wine Country Weekend proceeds support. Click here to view them all.

Sustainability

1st
100% sustainable U.S. wine region by 2019. Click here for more information.

6%
of Sonoma County’s one million acres are planted to vineyards

80%
of Sonoma County’s vineyards are 100 acres or less

86%
of Sonoma County’s vineyards are family-owned