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…

Terry Lindley Receives Blue Ribbon Award

Terry Lindley to receive Western Fairs Association Blue Ribbon Award Sonoma County Fair recognizes Lindley as lifetime friend of agriculture The Sonoma County Fair is pleased to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their support with the prestigious Western Fairs Association Blue Ribbon Award. This year, the Fair Board is honoring Terry Lindley for his…

Nancie Carlson Honored with 2017 Award of Excellence in the Horse Industry

Sonoma County Fair Honors Nancie Carlson with 2017 Award of Excellence in the Horse Industry Longtime owner of Santa Rosa Saddlery and fair volunteer shaped industry, built community Nancie Carlson’s story is a living example of how following your passion can lead to great things. She started life as a little girl who adored horses—not…

Mulas Diary Named 2017 Dairy of the Year

Mulas Diary of Sonoma Valley North Bay’s 2017 Dairy of the Year Mulas Family to receive Edward J. Maddalena Memorial Trophy Not a day goes by when the Chief’s kids don’t think about their dad. Though Mitch Mulas—a lifelong dairy farmer and volunteer fire chief—is no longer around to run things, his children still listen…

Sam Dolcini Named 2017 Outstanding Rancher

Marin rancher recognized for preserving land, paving only opportunity, inspiring Ag leaders The Sonoma County Fair Board and members of the local ranching industry have selected Sam Dolcini of Hicks Valley as the 2017 Outstanding North Bay Rancher and the recipient of the J.W. Jamison Perpetual Trophy. “Steward of the Land” is a title well-deserved…