Sonoma County Barrel Auction Brings Trade and Media from Around the World to Celebrate Fifth Year of a Sonoma County Tradition

Santa Rosa, CA (May 6, 2019) – National and international trade buyers convened on Friday, May 3 in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley at the spectacular MacMurray Estate Vineyards for the Fifth Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction. Eighty-five “Never Before, Never Again” wine lots handcrafted for this year’s auction raised a total of […]

Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Donates $1.1 Million in Community Grants to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Santa Rosa, CA (April 23, 2019)—Sonoma County Vintners Foundation, through the generosity of the wine community, donors and guests of the Sonoma County Wine Auction, is donating $1.1 million in grants to more than 60 local nonprofit organizations to address the community’s critical needs. “We are proud to be able to support so many nonprofit […]

2019 Sonoma County Wine Auction Announces Christopher Jackson and Gina Gallo as Honorary Co-Chairs

SANTA ROSA, CA (April 17, 2019) – Sonoma County Vintners Foundation is pleased to announce that Christopher Jackson of Jackson Family Wines and Gina Gallo of E. & J. Gallo Winery, two key members of prominent winemaking families in Sonoma County, have joined to co-chair the 2019 Sonoma County Wine Auction, the region’s leading charitable […]

2019 Sonoma County Barrel Auction Lots Revealed

Santa Rosa, CA (March 26, 2019)—Sonoma County Vintners has revealed a diverse collection of lots with 84 “Never Before, Never Again” wines to be auctioned at the Fifth Annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction. Hosted at MacMurray Estate Vineyards, this invitation-only event for licensed members of the wine trade will take place on Friday, May 3, […]

Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Donates $25,000 to the Larkfield Resilience Fund’s Neighborhood Greening Program

Santa Rosa, CA (February 20, 2019) – On Friday, February 15, 2019 the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation presented the Larkfield Resilience Fund, a Tubbs fire relief program for the Larkfield community with a $25,000 grant at a check presentation ceremony to support their Neighborhood Greening Program. “Sonoma County Vintners Foundation and our wine community are honored […]

Sonoma County Barrel Auction Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Returns to MacMurray Estate Vineyards on May 3, 2019

SANTA ROSA, CA (March 7, 2019) – Presented by Sonoma County Vintners and celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Sonoma County Barrel Auction returns to MacMurray Estate Vineyards in Healdsburg on Friday, May 3, 2019. A new collection of “Never Before, Never Again Wines” from Sonoma County’s leading vintners and growers will be auctioned. This year […]

Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Donates $50,000 to United Way of the Wine Country Sonoma County Flood Recovery & Wellness Fund

Santa Rosa, CA (March 11, 2019)—Sonoma County Vintners Foundation has donated $50,000 to United Way of the Wine Country to support flood recovery and relief efforts in Sonoma County. United Way of the Wine Country will leverage this $50,000 gift as a matching gift on donations made by all other donors to its Sonoma County Flood Recovery […]

Sonoma County Vintners Appoints Michael Haney as Executive Director

Santa Rosa, CA (October 1, 2018) – The board of directors of Sonoma County Vintners today announced the appointment of Michael Haney as Executive Director of Sonoma County Vintners, Sonoma County’s leading wine trade organization. Haney has been serving as interim executive director since February. “The Board voted unanimously to appoint Michael Haney,” said Russell […]

Sonoma County Wineries Boost Business Through Vinexpo Explorer

SANTA ROSA, CA (September 26, 2018) – Sonoma County Vintners was proud to host the second annual chapter of Vinexpo’s Explorer program here in Sonoma County September 23-25. Praised as a productive, successful event by all participants, this business-generating program provided wineries with a new networking approach featuring personalized, one-on-one business opportunities. Seventy buyers from […]

Sonoma County Wine Auction, Presented by Visa Signature®, Breaks Records and Raises Over $5.7 Million at Annual Charitable Fundraising Event

SANTA ROSA, CA (September 22, 2018) – The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation and George F. Hamel, Jr., 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction Honorary Chair, are excited to announce over $5.7 million was raised at the 2018 Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature®, breaking records. The Fund-A-Need paddle raise dedicated to rebuilding Sonoma County […]