Tag Archives: binge tourism

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…

 

Locals Continue to Clash with Sonoma WIneries

Locals Continue to Clash with Sonoma Wineries © Go California | Sonoma’s growing reputation hasn’t all been plain sailing. County residents request a moratorium on new winery spaces. By Liza B. Zimmerman | Posted Friday, 17-Aug-2018 While many wine country…

 

Opinion: wine industry permits

Dear Editor: County residents increasingly recognize that a moratorium on new wine industry permits is needed until long-promised tourism event regulations are in place and enforced.  (“Moratorium on wineries sought,” August 7)  Tennis Wick, the head of Permit Sonoma, states…

 

A Growing Sonoma Bursts at its Seams

Wine tourism: booming. Mass transit: zooming. Big cannabis: looming. For a once-quiet agricultural region, Sonoma is suddenly an economic engine. And not everybody’s loving the noise. By Patrick Hoge 9/25/17 https://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/the-new-sonoma-crush-0/ Liza Hinman lives in two Sonoma County worlds on…