Big Wine

Mom’s Across America: No Safe Levels

Mom’s Across America and Food Integrity Now have been on a mission to test levels of glyphosate in our food and environment. Here is their latest release of wine residues. There are no safe levels. Gallo, Barefoot and Sutter Home…

 

Clear cutting for vineyards without permit…..

Martin Ray Winery is at it again. Neighbors are not happy!  This is a project that is clearing for vineyards ahead of the application process that would be necessary for a winery or structure (Use Permit) – so it hasn’t hit our…

 

Greenwashing 101

Letters to the Editor, Press Democrat: Defining sustainable EDITOR: Flaws in the wine industry’s ability to promote itself as sustainable are becoming broadly apparent. Visitors to tasting rooms are increasingly asking: “Do you spray herbicides on your vineyard?” This public…

 

Pesticide Near School Poses Potential Health Risks

Pesticide Near School Poses Potential Health Risks By Megan Kaun and Nichole Warwick As our children return to school, beauty surrounds many Sonoma County campuses, with bucolic hillsides and sprawling farmland. Yet, unseen toxicity lies within and around these rural…

 

Opinion in Press Democrat: Winery Moratorium

EDITOR: In 2016, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors recognized the need for a definition of “winery events” and for guidelines for areas of the county where wineries and tasting rooms are most concentrated. The board is now scheduled to…