Sweepstakes Winning Wines Announced for Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Davis Family Vineyards, Balletto and Gloria Ferrer take home top awards The 2017 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Awards Night, sponsored by American AgCredit, took place on Sunday, October 1 at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. As the approximately 500 guests gathered, anticipation grew before the winners of the 2017 Sweepstakes Wine titles were…

Francis Ford Coppola Winery Honored as Sustainability Leader in Wine Industry

Geyserville Winery named 2017 Sonoma County Harvest Fair Sustainable Producer/Maker For over forty years, the Coppola family has been committed to producing quality wine through environmentally responsible practices. The winery’s sustainability approach includes seeking innovative ways to improve efficiency, minimize impacts on the environment and foster a nurturing habitat for wildlife, staff and the public….

Patrick W. Emery Named Harvest Fair’s 2017 Friend of Sonoma County Agriculture

Highly regarded trial lawyer with a passion for agriculture to be honored Sunday, October 1 at Luther Bank Center for the Arts From raising a barn and establishing an educational endowment fund for kids in agriculture, to representing clients in large case commercial litigation involving issues of agricultural production and financing, Patrick W. Emery knows…

Joe & Steve Dutton Named 2017 Sustainable Farmers

Brothers recognized for their world class grapes, sustainable farming practices and community leadership In 1964, The Dutton Ranch was created by Joe & Steve’s parent, Warren & Gail Dutton. The family started farming French colombard grapes and apples at their Graton ranch, west of Sebastopol. Continuing this family legacy, 5th generation farmers, Joe and Steve…

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Honors Joe Rochioli with “Methuselah Award”

Healdsburg Farmer recognized for Lifetime Contribution to Sonoma County’s Wine Industry Joe Rochioli has many passions – baseball and animals, to name a few – but his passion of choice is grapes. Although the realization that he wanted to make wine came later in life, he has made tremendous impacts on the industry and pushed…

New Record Gross for the Sonoma County Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction

The tallies are in for the Sonoma County Fair’s Junior Livestock Auctions and the sale numbers show yet another record-breaking year. The total gross for the auctions, which concluded Friday night, was $1,583,789, over $76,000 higher than the 2016 total of $1,507,304. The auction first broke $1 million in 2007 and sales have steadily risen…

The Fair’s Famed Livestock Area

Educational, Interactive, and Amazing! There’s something for everyone at the Fair’s livestock area, which offers a unique opportunity to experience first-hand, the agricultural abundance of our area. There are lots to do, lots to see, and so many exhibitors. The Sonoma County Fair livestock shows are the annual showcase of the best of the best,…