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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Wine Industry Impact By the Numbers
Full-time employees work in the wine industry
in wages paid per year to wine industry employees
The US retail value of wines produced in Sonoma County
in tourism dollars is generated by wine tourism
distributed to Sonoma County non-profit organizations ins 2015
raised for Fund the Future initiative to support children’s literacy programs in 2015
Number of charities Sonoma Wine Country Weekend proceeds support. Click here to view them all.
100% sustainable U.S. wine region by 2019. Click here for more information.
of Sonoma County’s one million acres are planted to vineyards
of Sonoma County’s vineyards are 100 acres or less
of Sonoma County’s vineyards are family-owned