September 2015 Archives

After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller

CLOSE TO HOME After the grapes are gone By DAVID KELLER Our succession of boom crops in Sonoma County provides an interesting history — and a cautionary tale. The county’s world-class wine grapes occupy more than 60,000 acres, with vineyard…

 

Letter to the editor in the PD by Richard Charter

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/4488885-181/thursdays-letters-to-the-editor?page=0. EDITOR: More than 100 local residents packed standing-room-only into the Timber Cove firehouse on Monday for a lively interaction with Sonoma County planning staff now rewriting our Local Coastal Plan. The plan guides new development, as well as future…

 

“Myth of The Family Winery” report by the Marin Institute

[PDF] The Myth of the Family Winery: Global Corporations – Alcohol Justice https://alcoholjustice.org/images/reports/winemythreport.pdf ‎Hiding behind a narrative of local, family-owned wineries, … While the wine industry perpetuates myths about wine as a product, it also promotes many … Note: This…

 

Local Coastal Plan Public Comment from Fred Allebach

Fred Allebach 9/14/15 Local Coastal Plan Public Comment PRMD-LCP-Update@sonoma-county.org My comment is of a general nature and has to do with how you are integrating academic/ scientific sustainability concepts into your plans. I went through your glossary looking for how…

 

Proposed site of Dairyman winery center in Community Separator land

2015 dairyman BIM aerials click to view slide show Aerial photographs of the proposed site of the Dairyman Winery at Highway 12 and Llano Road. The link, courtesy of BIMPIX.com, shows a series of photographs.  http://bim.smugmug.com/Ultralight-flying/2015-dairyman/47706565_D52S8X#!i=3898634592&k=Kn37tNb  

 

Organic Wineries

This is a working document and we encourage input. Criteria used was certified organic or biodynamic vineyards first and “Honorable Mention” for wineries with why they are on the list to the right. Certified Organic & Bio Dynamic Wines of…

 

James Gore – Follow the money

Gore’s financial backing came from wine, real estate, and the other usual suspects BY Dave Ransom James Gore is said to be a nice guy, and he and the rest of his family may well be. His brother Tom is…

 

Who the heck is this guy, Gore?

New Sonoma County supervisor ran as a local boy back home to serve his people. But which people? BY Dave Ransom Image credit: Sonoma County Board of Supervisors James Gore’s uncle Doug was one of the “industry leaders” who consulted…