Sustainable Sonoma

More environmental destruction from the wine industry with no permits

EDITOR: Anyone who loves Sonoma County’s natural beauty has to be appalled by the recent story regarding the bulldozing and removal of 40 acres of oak woodlands and deep-ripping of more than 100 acres near Cloverdale for vineyard development (“Grower accused of code violations,” Aug. 13). Destruction included pushing trees, brush and soil into natural […]

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Understanding the Organic Wine Craze

“While the U.S. organic market is growing, Europe leads the way in producing organic wines, with Spain, Italy, and France having the most land devoted to growing organic grapes. The three counties represent 73{5fc40a96f14c4a6aa4c2a32569b0a57dcc67c0b31eb04c341474283f11b6cdd2} of all organic vineyards in the world.” Understanding the Organic Wine Craze by Meredith Galante | Jun 11, 2019 | Wine

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Revised: The Dark Side of Sonoma’s Sustainability Movement: No to Organics, Deep Deception, and When Is a Standard a Standard?

Revised: The Dark Side of Sonoma’s Sustainability Movement: No to Organics, Deep Deception, and When Is a Standard a Standard? Last year the number of acres of organic vineyards in Sonoma County declined 11 percent. The decline in certified acreage in Sonoma coincides with the advent of the Sonoma County Winegrowers’ move to adopt sustainability

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