Who's growing the wine grapes?

Interesting three-part article in the Press Democrat on Sonoma County’s vineyards. (part 1 published Sunday, part 2 Mon, part 3 will be Tues).

K-J and Gallo are the largest with the ten largest owners controlling 25% of he vyds. Independent growers run two-thirds of the vineyards. While folks in other places may say, “Well, it’s not like that here” you may be looking at the future. Hold on Washington!

Part 1, the big players

Part 2, family farms

Part 3 will be discussing whether Sonoma County is about out of land for vineyard conversion. A topical subject after the court ruling against Artesa’s planned clear-cutting near the coast.

Interactive map of vyds