Food & Wine — sonoma
Postcard from Wine Country: The 2020 Harvest Heartbreak
Posted by Plume Ridge Bottle Shop on
As the world has been turned upside down by pandemic, the grape harvest in Napa and Sonoma has been further threatened by a series of destructive wildfires. Catastrophic events have impacted every segment of the wine industry, from vineyard workers to winery owners. In early Summer, it was thought that coronavirus would pose the biggest threat to the 2020 harvest. That has not been the case. The August LNU Complex Fire—a series of fires resulting from a rare lightning storm—brought weeks of acrid smoke to most of Napa and Sonoma counties. Then, in late September, the fast-moving Glass Fire ripped...
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Wine Country Road Trip: Sonoma
Posted by Monica Yu on
Celebrate California wine month with a spotlight on Sonoma's wine country. Recent fires and Covid may have affected the area, however the vintners work quickly to complete their harvest and the residents are fighting back in rebuilding their community. Sonoma County is a just under 2 hours drive from the Bay Area. It has earned a stellar reputation for producing elegant Pinot Noir to robust Zinfandel. More than a dozen microclimates and terriors are packed into this county. There are a total of 18 appellations (America Viticultural Areas). From top to bottom and left to right, each appellation is unique and offers...