2020 Sonoma County Barrel Auction, Presented by American AgCredit, Moves to Online Platform

Sonoma County Vintners announces the sixth annual 2020 Sonoma County Barrel Auction, presented by American AgCredit will move to a new online platform. The online auction will launch Tuesday, June 16 and provides trade members the opportunity to acquire never before, never again wines from Sonoma County’s most acclaimed vintners. Those who participate can resell […]

Sonoma County Vintners and Winegrowers Host Virtual Panel on Sustainability in Celebration of Earth Day

Streaming live from the world’s most sustainable wine region, Sonoma County Vintners and Sonoma County Winegrowers will co-host a virtual panel discussion on sustainability via Zoom on Wednesday, April 22 at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day from their homes. Sonoma County has a record-breaking 99 […]

Announcing Two-Fold $1.2 Million Community Aid Program

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (April 10, 2020) – Today, the Sonoma County Vintners Foundation announces two funding programs to assist in aiding the local community. Part of the program is an emergency relief contribution to support Sonoma County winery and restaurant employees, who are furloughed and in need. Sonoma County Vintners Foundation will also support 80 […]

Taste of Sonoma, Presented by Visa Signature®, Finds a New Home in the Heart of Sonoma County

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (March 10, 2020) – For the first time ever Taste of Sonoma, presented by Visa Signature, will be held at the scenic Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens. The program features walk- around tastings, a chefs’ pavilion, guided wine seminars, and themed lounges. Taking place on Saturday September 5, 2020, the Kendall-Jackson Wine […]

Sonoma County Wine Auction Raises Record-Breaking $6.1 Million for Local Charities

Santa Rosa, CA (September 21, 2019) – The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation along with 2019 Sonoma County Wine Auction Honorary Co-Chairs Gina Gallo of E. & J. Gallo Winery and Christopher Jackson of Jackson Family Wines are excited to announce $6.1 million was raised at the 2019 Sonoma County Wine Auction, presented by Visa Signature®. […]

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 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 […]

Sonoma County Wine Auction Raises Record-Breaking $5.2 Million for Sonoma County Charities

Sonoma County non-profit beneficiary partners are focused on literacy, education, health and human services, the environment and arts and culture SANTA ROSA, Calif. (September 16, 2017) – The Sonoma County Vintners and Barbara R. Banke, the 2017 Sonoma County Wine Auction Chair, are thrilled to announce that the 2017 Sonoma County Wine Auction raised a record-breaking $5.2 million […]

Sonoma County Barrel Auction Continues to Break Records as Third Annual Event Raises $794,500

(April 21, 2017; Santa Rosa, CA) Sonoma County Vintners celebrated a successful third annual Sonoma County Barrel Auction on April 21, after 90 one-of-a-kind Sonoma County wine lots raised a record-setting $794,500. With over 250 members of the wine trade and media in attendance for the live auction at Santa Rosa’s Vintners Inn, and additional […]