Tourism

WWW Responds to Winery Event Workshop by County

PRMD-WineryEvents@sonoma-county.org To: Permit Sonoma & Sonoma County Supervisors:  RE: Winery Event Ordinance Wine and Water Watch is a local organization of over 300 citizens concerned with the overdevelopment of the wine tourism industry and promotes ethical land and water use….

 

Local Coastal Plan – Public Feedback Period

Economic Development Board Report (pre-pandemic) shows tourism is only 6.5% of our GDP. Our children can’t afford to live here, we need less tourism, more resident protections. Pesticides and vineyards have been permanently banned in California coastal communities due to…

 

Big Wine & Binge Tourism Cost You:

WWW published this in 2015, still just as relevant if you add cannabis and that industry’s rush to have events county wide. Note the Economic Development Board facts: Tourism is 6.5% of Sonoma County’s GDP so why all the preference? …

 

Sierra Club: Protecting ag land in Sonoma County

“There is a concern that if this project gets approved, it will open the door for any other developers and winery owners to pursue rezoning their property for resorts, further commercializing our rural and ag lands.” Protecting ag land in…